Everton keen on Kyle Walker-Peters
Everton have contacted Southampton regarding the availability of full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, as the Toffees look set to table a £30 million bid for the ex-Tottenham defender. Walker-Peters has impressed since completing a permanent move to the South Coast, and it is understood a deal could be reached to move away from Southampton before the end of July.
Everton manager Frank Lampard is an admirer of Walker-Peters, and the Goodison Park outfit are looking to bolster their defence ahead of the new season, as Seamus Coleman's time as first-choice defender appears to be coming to an end.
25-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters is a prized asset for ralph Hasenhuttl's club, but the lure of an enormous transfer package could be difficult for the St Mary's outfit to turn down.
Southampton had hoped to tie the player down to a new deal, with his contract expiring in 2025, but the contract discussions have since frozen, putting potential suitors on red alert.
Walker-Peters is comfortable playing at right or left-back, and it is this versatility that makes him one of England's most in-demand defenders.