Kim Min-Jae, a defender for Fenerbahce, has ‘had conversations’ with Everton regarding a prospective transfer to Goodison Park.
According to journalist Ciro Venerato, the Blues will need to act swiftly to sign him before Napoli does.
After making an impression for the Turkish team Fenerbahce previous season, Kim Min-Jae was mentioned as a potential target for Everton last month.
Then, we discussed remarks made by former Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi, who claimed to have watched the defender while employed by the Blues.
Then, yesterday, it was reported that the Toffees were still considering a move for the South Korean player, who would cost €20 million.
Napoli allegedly wants to close a deal even if they have merely expressed interest since they need to replace Kalidou Koulibaly.
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Numerous Italian media reports claimed that they were close to signing their target, but according to Venerato, Everton are still in the running to sign the defender.
“Kim? I’m still getting white smoke signals for Kim until now, he told Calcio Napoli 24.
We are still at sea, and there are contractual issues with the instalment payments that need to be clarified. There is a constant email interchange. The player’s contract is neither straightforward or well executed.
“Napoli has informed me that we cannot consider the arrangement to be finalised or certain until it is signed. I understand that Napoli is still pursuing other leads, including Diallo. But because the club is unsure about Kim, they also spoke with Lindelof’s representatives.
Negotiations are still ongoing with them, so while the deal has not yet been signed and Fenerbahce has not yet accepted, Napoli is confident about the situation with Kim.
“Along with the deal, the ultimate sum is also being debated because Napoli’s contracts are lengthy. Kim is still a mystery to Everton, despite their conversations with Kim’s agents, and Napoli is also aware of this.