Three De Vrij alternatives Everton should consider this summer

According to the Mirror, Everton look set to miss out on transfer target Stefan De Vrij, with Manchester United now favourites to sign the defender.

The Dutch defender has been linked with a whole host of clubs this winter, as his contract is set to expire in the summer. Having had one of his best seasons in a Lazio shirt, De Vrij is keen on a move to the Premier League, most notably Manchester United.

Everton were linked with the defender last summer and in January, but may need to look elsewhere for defensive reinforcements if it turns into a bidding war over his wages. The Toffees signed Michael Keane in the summer before adding Eliaquim Mangala in the winter window, neither of which have hit the ground running.

With some shambolic defensive displays away from home this season, it is essential that Allardyce adds to his defensive ranks this summer.

Here are three players they could target…