Marco Silva desperately needs to address the Everton defence this summer and bringing in some fresh blood at centre-back should be high on his transfer wishlist.

The Toffees have the ageing pair of Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams on their books, which is why adding an upcoming talent to their ranks would make perfect sense.

They were vulnerable at the back during stages of the 2017/18 season and there should be a position up for grabs in the heart of the defence.

The Daily Mirror reports in its live transfer blog (11:31 am, 9 May) that Manchester City are willing to offload defender Jason Denayer this summer after manager Pep Guardiola gave the thumbs up on his exit.

It is understood that the Premier League champion want around £9million for his signature, which is why Everton should jump to the front of the queue to sign him.

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Denayer is an eight-time capped Belgium international with a huge future and a move to Goodison Park could be the making of him.

The powerhouse centre-back impressed on loan with Turkish giants Galatasaray last season and could now depart Man City on a permanent basis.

He has shown so far during his short career that he possesses a defensively sound brain and is a touch tackler.

The quoted £9million price tag looks like an absolute steal given the current state of the transfer market and it’s a no-brainer that Everton try to sign him.

The 22-year-old still has time on his side to develop and has the basics to be a really dependable defender in the Premier League.

In other Everton news, they must abandon their £40m pursuit and turn their attention to a Championship flyer.

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