According to Sportsmail, Everton have been offered Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier ahead of the summer transfer window.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to strengthen the position ahead of the new season with Seamus Coleman already in the twilight of his career.
Although the Toffees have been linked with Norwich City right-back Max Aarons, the latest reports claim they no longer see the player as an option as he doesn’t fit the profile they seek.
Everton are exploring other options, and it will be interesting to see if they attempt to land Trippier.
The England international left Tottenham Hotspur for Atletico in the summer of 2019, and he has since weighed in 10 La Liga assists in 48 games.
The 30-year-old has been very crucial as Diego Simeone’s side look to win Spain’s top flight, and it will be a surprise if they are indeed prepared to let him go.
While Atletico are currently at the top of the La Liga table with five games to go, they could miss the title with Real Madrid and Barcelona breathing down their necks.
Nonetheless, they will play in the Champions League next season, except that they will suffer a huge meltdown in the coming weeks.
Giving up the chance to continue playing in the elite European competition and challenging the silverware for Goodison Park doesn’t exactly seem like an attractive option.
Trading Atletico, where he is a regular Everton starter, is undoubtedly a downgrade for Trippier, and the transfer rumor could be his agent’s ploy to push for a new deal.
In other news, Everton are said to prepare an offer for the Champions League-winning striker.