Report: Everton show interest in PSG's Salvatore Sirigu, deal unlikely before deadline


Everton are reportedly interested in Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.

According to The Times, Everton have shown an interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu - but a summer deal is more likely than one before Monday's deadline.

The Toffees have been quiet during this month's transfer window, signing only one player as Shani Tarashaj agreed a move from Grasshopper Zurich, only for the forward to return to the Swiss club on loan until the end of the season.

It remains to be seen whether under-fire manager Roberto Martinez makes a move before the deadline, but The Guardian believe that the Toffees are on the verge of signing Lokomotiv Moscow forward Oumar Niasse in a huge £13.5m deal.

Now, The Times report that Everton also have their eye on Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, who has become something of an outcast in the French capital.

The 29-year-old had racked up almost 150 appearances for the club since signing from Palermo in 2011, becoming PSG's first choice goalkeeper, but the signing of Kevin Trapp from Frankfurt over the summer means that Sirigu has started just one league game this season, and could look to leave.

The Times believe that, with Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard coming in for criticism this season, Martinez may now look to bring in a new goalkeeper, and Italian international Sirigu is a top target - but it's stated that he is more likely to move in the summer than on Monday, where a transfer wouldn't be quite such a rush.

It's also suggested that Aston Villa and Sunderland are also keen on Sirigu, but a move to Goodison Park should be more appealing to the player, given how Villa and Sunderland struggle on a perennial basis and could even be relegated this season.

Would Sirigu be a good signing for Everton?

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