According to the Daily Mail, Everton are showing an interest in securing the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Felipe, who is also on the radars of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Felipe has become out of favour at Atletico Madrid this season, with manager Diego Simeone hardly calling upon his services during matches.
The Brazilian has been heavily linked with an exit in the ongoing transfer window, with Wolves being touted as a possible destination for the centre-half.
Negotiations over a deal had been held during the talks over Matheus Cunha’s move, but the transfer had not gone through.
However, recent reports suggest that Wolves remain keen on signing Felipe and could finalise a move soon. But now, Everton have seemingly entered the race to sign the defender.
The Toffees are not in the best of form and are once again staring at the possibility of a relegation battle. Manager Frank Lampard is thus looking for reinforcements in the ongoing transfer window.
However, they might have to clear out some of their players first before hoping to sign anyone this month.
This could give Wolves an advantage, especially considering that they have already laid the groundwork for the deal.
As for Atletico Madrid, they are ready to part with Felipe and are in talks to sign Caglar Soyuncu from Leicester City.
The Turkish international is out of contract in the summer and is keen to join the Rojiblancos. Atletico are hoping to bring him in this month itself rather than waiting until the summer.
But it will depend on whether Diego Simeone’s side are able to offload Felipe.
Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo
According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.
Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.
Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.
Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.
Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.
However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.
Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.
Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.
It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.