Carlo Ancelotti is targeting Man Utd's Diogo Dalot to bolster his defensive options this summer.
The Portuguese full-back is out of favour at Old Trafford and could be one of the players offloaded to raise funds for United's own transfer business.
Dalot has barely featured under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and knows he faces a battle to dislodge Aaron Wan-Bissaka in his preferred right-back role.
A similar scenario would face him at Goodison Park, with the right flank currently occupied by Toffees captain Seamus Coleman.
However with Coleman now 31, Ancelotti is looking for a long-term replacement and ex-Porto star Dalot fits the bill.
The 21-year-old was signed by United in 2018 under the Jose Mourinho regime, in a deal worth £19million.
Ancelotti believes he could nab Dalot for just over half that at around £10m.
United would likely attempt to push the cost higher, but are also desperate to boost their own transfer kitty as Solskjaer looks to clear the deadwood in his squad.
While Dalot would not be a guaranteed starter at Everton, he would no doubt fancy his chances of forcing his way into the side should he complete the switch.
His versatility also makes him an ideal option as cover to Lucas Digne at left-back, and he can also operate further forward in midfield or as a wing-back.
Dalot missed United's 2-1 win over LASK in the Europa League on Wednesday, and may now have played his last game for the club.
He has been included in Solskjaer's 30-man squad for the mini tournament in Germany, but will only expect to feature if Wan-Bissaka suffers an injury, though Timothy Fosu-Mensah is also available.
Meanwhile United are also set to welcome back Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo from their respective loan spells at Roma and Estudiantes.
Rojo looks set to be sold, while the future of Smalling remains unclear.
Both Everton and United continue to track Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, though face competition from Arsenal and others.
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