Everton are leading the race to sign versatile defender Eder Militao from Porto, according to Record.
The Toffees may not be screaming out for a defender given that when all they have a fully fit squad, Marco Silva has numerous options to choose from.
However, Record reports that the club are interested in striking a deal for 20-year-old Militao, who only signed for Porto from Sao Paulo in the summer.
The publication claims that Barcelona are also keen on the defender, but Everton are in pole position to land him due to their relationship with the player’s representatives.
In addition, the recent arrivals of Richarlison and Bernardo could help sway Militao to move to Goodison Park to play with his fellow Brazilians.
As mentioned, the Merseyside outfit are not in desperate need of a new defender, but Militao has the ability to play in various positions across the back line.
One of those is at right-back, which is an area that the Toffees could consider strengthening.
Seamus Coleman has suffered injury problems of late, which has resulted in Jonjoe Kenny coming in to cover.
Militao is still young, but if Barcelona are circling then it is safe to assume that the Brazilian has bags of talent.
As stated in the report, Everton already have an advantage due to their relationship with the defender’s agent, therefore it would be foolish not to use it.
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