Everton are ready to battle several clubs for the signature of Kalidou Koulibaly as the probability of a Napoli exit for the defender continues to grow to certainty.
Koulibaly has been a target for the Merseyside club who even failed in an attempt to sign the centre-back last summer.
Everton's new oner Farhad Moshiri admitted the club indeed put in a huge amount for the player.
Moshiri said: “We tried to buy [Coulibaly] of Napoli and they wanted £60million. It is monopoly money.
"We went right to the asking price, and they decided not to sell.”
Napoli's president Auerio De Laurentiis has already indicated the club would not be willing to sell the player till they have a suitable replacement for the Serie A star.
The Toffees have made signing a new central defender one of their transfer priorities and the Senegalese arrival might just help the club take that next step.