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Everton reportedly ready to sign £20million-rated French utility defender in January

As per the Daily Mail, Everton are keen on signing Lille defender Adama Soumaoro during the winter transfer window this month.

The £20million-rated 25-year-old, who is capable of playing well across the back four, is primarily a centre-back – a department Toffees boss Sam Allardyce wants to strengthen as the second half of the campaign gets underway.

Having scouted Soumaoro on several occasions, the Blues are convinced he’s the right quality they need at the back and a move looks almost certain.

The Frenchman isn’t only good with basic defending having won 7 of his 9 aerial duels, made 19 clearances, 8 interceptions and 8 blocks in 6 Ligue 1 appearances since he returned from an Achilles knock, he’s also good on the ball, completing all his take-ons and 93% of his attempted passes.