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Everton look at Mohammed Salisu as Gabriel alternative

The competition for Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu continues to heat up, with Everton the latest club to show interest.

Rennes had agreed a €12m fee with Valladolid for the 21-year-old sensation and he was expected to join the Ligue 1 side.

But when Salisu heard of interest from the England, particularly Southampton, his agent Juan Mata Sr called off the deal.

The Saints are favourites to sign Salisu, although Newcastle and Wolves have also been showing interest.

And now Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton can be added to that list, with Foot Mercato reporting that they are ‘carefully monitoring’ the situation.

Everton’s main target is Gabriel Magalhaes but Napoli are ahead in that race, having agreed a €22m fee with Lille.

Aware that they may not win the race for Gabriel, the Toffees are now thinking about Salisu as an alternative.

Everton appreciate the profile of left-footed Salisu and if they fail to sign Gabriel, may rival Southampton for the Ghanian.

Salisu has made 29 appearances in La Liga for Valladolid this season and has turned heads with his performances.

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