Inter battle Chelsea and Napoli for Everton left-back Digne

by | Dec 30, 2021 16:37

There are growing reports Inter are the favourites to sign Everton outcast Lucas Digne, ahead of Chelsea and Napoli, in what would be a return to Serie A.

The left-back is a primary target for the Nerazzurri and Chelsea in the January transfer window.

He is eager to move on from the Toffees, especially as his rapport with coach Rafa Benitez is notoriously tense.

The 28-year-old has already played in Italian football, representing Roma during the 2015-16 season on loan from PSG.

Barcelona sold him to the Toffees for €20m in 2018 and he is under contract until June 2025.

According to Sport Mediaset, Inter are only prepared to take Digne on loan with an option to buy, whereas Everton want to make sure the player leaves at the end of the season by making that option into a guarantee.

He has made 15 competitive appearances for Everton this season, scoring one goal in the EFL Cup.

Chelsea are the main contenders, especially after another injury saw Thomas Tuchel left with a shortage of full-backs.

epa09615355 Mohamed Salah (R) of Liverpool in action against Lucas Digne (L) of Everton during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC in Liverpool, Britain, 01 December 2021. EPA-EFE/PETER POWELL EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications

2 Comments

  1. carletto

    Why would Inter want him when they have Dimarco. I hate when Italian clubs keep signing lousy foreigners. Stick to your home grown Italian talent.

  2. FABIO PARATICI

    inter want him in case kolarov left. they short on left position. dimarco can play on the left side of 3cb if kolarov left. meaning only perisic playing on the left back posisition. kolarov is back up to bastoni, if he leave , inter gonna need buy center back who play on left or buying new left wing back because dimarco can play on that position too.

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