The Senegalese defender has emerged as a cheap alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly.
Tottenham's Harry Kane in action with Anderlecht's Kara Mbodji
Anderlecht's Kara Mbodji
The Daily Mail report that the Senegalese defender has emerged as a cheap alternative to his international team-mate Kalidou Koulibaly – with Napoli telling Everton they want £40 million for the player.
It's also reported that Mbodji can leave for a Premier League team for just £6.2m, should the offer be made before August 5th. Everton would therefore be saving plenty of cash on any deal, with new director of football Steve Walsh said to be a big fan of the imposing centre-half.
Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly in action against Atalanta's German Denis
It is also reported today, by Le Quotidien among others, that Turkish side Besiktas are also keen on signing Mbodji – so Everton may have some competition if they do decide to make a move for the player.
Everton were weak at the back last season and Ronald Koeman has put strengthening his back-line top of his priority list.