Everton target open to summer move

Benfica winger Eduardo SalvioBenfica winger Eduardo Salvio would consider a summer move to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

Everton are said to be tracking the Argentine, as new manager Roberto Martinez draws up a list of players to impose his own philosophy on the Toffees’ squad.

Salvio enjoyed a fine 2012/13 season with Benfica, helping the Lisbon giants reach the final of the Europa League and narrowly miss out on a domestic double.

His impressive form has led to speculation that he could be on the move, and his agent, Agustin Jimenez, says that the 22-year-old would consider a summer switch.

“At the moment, his future is undecided,” he told O Jogo.

“We need to speak with Benfica and to discuss the options.

“There is interest out there this summer from clubs in England and Italy and I believe they have had contact with Benfica.

“After a big season it is normal that significant clubs will be interested. Now the decision is in the hands of Benfica.

“Salvio is content at the club but he is open to the possibility of a move.”

Salvio operates as a wide midfielder, but can also occupy a position just behind the striker, and this versatility is believed to have alerted Martinez, who likes to adopt a fluid approach.

The ex-Wigan boss is also tracking Shaun Maloney, who was key in the Latics’ FA Cup triumph last term.

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