Darren Bent has suggested Everton could line up with a back three if they complete the loan signing of Fikayo Tomori.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs forward said Tomori has shown signs that he can be a Premier League defender.

Sky Sports reported last week that Everton were close to the season-long loan signing of the 22-year-old who can play at centre-back and right-back.

The Toffees are also keen on signing Torino defender Gleison Bremer as they make signing a centre-back their top priority, as revealed by Football Insider.

Everton lined up with a back four in their 1-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday with Michael Keane and Yerry Mina starting at centre-back.

Asked by Football Insider whether Tomori moving to Everton would be a good move for him, Bent said:“Yes, I like it.

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“I really like Tomori, I thought he started off last season very well.

“For whatever reason, I don’t know if he made mistakes or not, but he fell out of the team and never quite managed to get himself back.

“I like what Everton are doing and I like the addition.

“Are they going to go to a three? Would it be Tomori, (Michael) Keane, who has just signed a new contract, and Mason Holgate as a three?

“I like Tomori I think he’s showed good signs that he can be a Premier League defender.

“He’s been in the England squad so I’d go and do that one, on a loan as well, 100%.”

Tomori played 22 games across all competitions for Chelsea last season but has not featured for the Blues since February after falling down the pecking order.

The England international faces further competition for a Chelsea starting spot after they signed Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain.

In other news, Paul Robinson has been left drooling over “outstanding” new Everton signing.