Everton are locked in a four-way battle to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu after giving up on landing Joe Hart from Manchester City.
Hull, Napoli and Sevilla are also chasing 29-year-old Sirigu, who has asked to leave the French champions this summer after losing his number one spot to Kevin Trapp.
That news, according to reports in French newspaper Le Parisien, has sparked interest from a number of sides who want to sign Sirigu before next week’s transfer deadline.
Napoli want to bring the Italian back to Serie A, while Sevilla are hopeful that the prospect of Champions League football could lure him to Spain.
However, there is also strong interest from the Premier League with both Everton and Hull keen on the former Palermo man.
Injury-hit Hull are in desperate need of players, while Everton have turned their attention to Sirigu after reportedly being rebuffed by Manchester City outcast Joe Hart.
The England number one has been told by pep Guardiola that he can leave the Etihad Stadium, with Everton thought to be leading the race to snap him up.
However, it is claimed the £7million cost of Hart’s wages and loan fee has proved too much for the Toffees for just one season of service, and they have now turned their attention to the Italy international Sirigu instead.