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Everton and Southampton fans react on Twitter to latest Jose Fonte rumours

Jose Fonte celebrates after scoring the third goal for Southampton

Everton are said to be interested in Southampton defender Jose Fonte.

Portugal's Jose Fonte celebrates at the end of the game

Everton fans appear largely enthusiastic about the rumours linking them with Southampton defender Jose Fonte.

According to the Sun, Ronald Koeman is keen to bring Fonte to Goodison Park, as he looks to strengthen Everton’s backline.

The Toffees struggled defensively last term, and they want to add more steel this summer.

Fonte has impressed over the last few seasons at Southampton, and he is now captain of the south coast club.

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony and Raheem Sterling in action with Southampton's Jose Fonte

Some Everton fans are a little concerned over Fonte’s age, but there is little doubt that he would add quality and experience to their squad. Here is the best reaction on Twitter to the rumours.

Whether Fonte would be willing to move to Everton remains to be seen, as he has been such a loyal servant to Southampton to date.

Southampton fans appear not to be too concerned about the rumours, though.

Everton have struggled so far in the transfer window, even though they have masses of funds to spend.

The Merseyside club have only brought in Maarten Stekelenburg to date, with Koeman still hunting for further additions before the season starts.

Jose Fonte celebrates after scoring the third goal for Southampton

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