The Express journalist Ryan Taylor reported on Tuesday that Everton could try and force a permanent move for Chelsea defender Levi Colwill in the transfer window.
Taylor added that a loan move for Colwill could also be an option for Frank Lampard’s charges, with Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel expected to make an assessment of Colwill in the pre-season before making a final decision.
After James Tarkowski, Frank Lampard is looking for ways to land another defender at Goodison Park and could even go to the extent of releasing Yerry Mina to fund Colwill’s arrival.
However, Everton will have to up their game in pursuit of Colwill as other Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Southampton, Leicester, Fulham, and Brighton, have also developed an interest in the defender’s signature.
The Toffees are also chasing the acquisition of Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour with the FA’s loan rules stating a club can only have one player from a fellow Premier League side in their squad on a temporary basis in a bid to bolster their midfield.
Mina was fairly good for Everton last season but was rarely 100% fit, a factor that Frank Lampard is considering heading into the new season.