Report: Everton line up £5m summer bid for West Ham target Kara Mbodj

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The Senegalese defender currently plays in Belgium for Genk.

At the start of February West Ham United were linked with the signature of Serigne Kara Mbodj from Belgian club Genk. It was as the transfer deadline loomed, the Daily Star reporting that Mbodj would cost The Hammers a fee in the region of £4.5 million.

Of course no deal ever came off. Since then West Ham have finally agreed a contract extension with Winston Reid for him to remain at the club, which may see their transfer priorities reevaluated. That leaves Mbodj a potential target for other Premier League suitors.

It is now being claimed that Everton are stepping up their interest in the player. It has been reported by The Sun this week, as reported by the official Everton website. They claim he is valued at around £5 million and there is no doubt that Everton could do with bringing in a new central defender this summer.

John Stones and Phil Jagielka look like a partnership that could certainly thrive, but they have little in the way of support.

Antolin Alcaraz is simply not good enough and Sylvain Disin's legs have finally given up on him at the ripe age of 37-years-old. Both players are out of contract in the summer, so Kara Mbodj might just be a great addition to Everton's problem area.

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