Everton ‘love’ player ‘in a big hurry’ to leave club – Deal could be reached in January
Everton manager Rafael Benítez has left Lucas Digne out of his squad for the last four meetings and after the Toffees’ last loss to Brighton & Hove Albion the Spaniard has hinted that the 28-year-old does not want not be at Goodison. To park.
On New Years Eve, Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Inter Milan had “a creeping underlying optimism” about signing the left-back in the winter market.
This is relayed again in today’s edition of the same newspaper, with additional information on this case. The Serie A winners are looking for a left-back and Filip Kostić was their main target.
A deal for the Serbian in January remains difficult as Eintracht Frankfurt is unwilling to do business this month. Simone Inzaghi’s team has therefore placed the French international at the top of their wishlist.
Digne’s contract with the Merseyside club expires in 2025 and a short loan at San Siro, until the end of the season, could be “excellent” for him.
The only way to convince the Premier League side to let him go is through a “no-obligation” loan transfer. Inter chiefs Giuseppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio could be open to a “right of redemption” for a player Benítez is not counting on.
According to Gazzetta, Everton “like” Matías Vecino, who has less than six months of contract at San Siro. The newspaper says “Benítez might like the idea of a loan swap” involving the Uruguayan midfielder and Digne.
Despite the contract expiring in 2022, Vecino “does not want to settle down” in the second half of this season. He is “disappointed and saddened” and is “in a great hurry to leave Milan” in January.
With Everton appreciating South America and Inter looking to lend Digne, Inzaghi’s side and the Toffees “have the task of finding the match” for a deal involving the two players.
It’s worth noting that several Italian sources claim that Everton is interested in Vecino again, and we covered SportMediaSet’s claims earlier today.