Everton told Mendes can lure star Wolves duo if Nuno deal finalised

By Wayne Veysey

14th Jun, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Everton plotting to follow up Nuno deal by signing two Wolves star men

Everton are plotting to follow up the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo by luring two Wolves star players this summer, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Merseysiders are in advanced talks with the Portugese manager, 47, and are hopeful of finalising a deal in the coming days.

An Everton source has told Football Insider the club are also planning moves for Wolves centre-back Conor Coady and winger Pedro Neto.

The duo are highly regarded by Nuno and seen as capable of improving an Everton side that failed to live up to expectations last season.

Everton are in the market for a new central defender this summer, as first revealed by this site, as well as an attacker capable of playing on both flanks.

Liverpool academy product Coady, 28, developed into one of the Premier League’s most reliable defenders under Nuno.

He barely missed a game during the Portugese’s four-year Wolves reign and was rewarded with a new five-year contract last September that runs until 2025.

Neto has made a big impact in the Premier League since joining the Midlands club from Lazio in August 2019 for £16million.

He made 31 Premier League appearances last season, scoring five goals and providing six assists.

One stumbling block to Everton’s summer transfer is financial fair play regulations.

Football Insider has learned that the cash-rich Merseysiders are up to their limit and must sell before they can buy.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has revealed Everton are on course for FFP trouble after £80million confirmation.