Everton are considering signing Denzel Dumfries on loan from PSV but will face competition from Inter Milan for the Dutch player.
According to Liverpool EchoEverton are looking to sign Denzel Dumfries from PSV Eindhoven in the current transfer window. However, the Merseysiders are only considering an initial loan deal for the Dutchman and face stiff competition from Inter Milan.
Denzel Dumfries has gained widespread attention after impressive performances at Euros. Premier League teams and clubs from La Liga and Serie A have shown great interest in the return of the right-back. However, Inter Milan and Everton looked like a leader in recent weeks, and movement looks imminent.
Inter Milan is looking for a viable replacement for Achraf Hakimi, who has been sold to balance their financial statements. Champions of Italy also on the verge of breaking up with Romelu Lukaku and could use some money to keep Dumfries safe.
Meanwhile, Everton are looking to find a solution for the right-back and are looking for a long-term replacement for Seamus Coleman. Currently, however, the Merseysiders are reluctant to take on a large transfer fee and want Dumfries to close the initial loan deal.
Former manager Carlo Ancelotti has taken an interest in bringing him to Goodison Park and retained interest when taken over by Real Madrid.… However, Dumfries will most likely enjoy the move to England rather than the other leagues.
There have been reports of him wanting to keep PSV in the current window as he investigates options for further developing his game. At 25, Dumfries may feel that now is the right time to take a big step, and Everton may be right for his game.
His attacking numbers are also impressive; his goal-scoring ability and assists make him an attractive option. Everton have had many internal discussions with their board of directors and manager Rafael Benitez regarding the signing of the defender.
However, their idea of a simple credit transaction may not be suitable for PSV, as the Dutch side may require a transfer fee. A standing deal can be considered risky for Everton as they want to test the player before making a substantial payment.
It remains to be seen whether Everton will be able to strike a deal with the Dutch side. Dumfries will give Everton the edge they lacked on the right side last season. He will also love the Premier League challenge and be able to prove himself in England.