Report: Everton express interest in Porto's Ivan Marcano to finally fulfil Koeman's transfer wish

Porto's Spanish defender Ivan Marcano (L) sits on the pitch at the end of the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Feirense at the Dragao stadium in Porto on April 23, 2017.
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Everton are reportedly considering a move for Porto's Ivan Marcano.

Marcano of FC Porto competes for the ball with Andone of RC Deportivo La Coruna during the Pre-Season Friendly match between FC Porto and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio do Dragao on...Ivan Marcano of FC Porto

According to the Daily Mail, Everton have expressed an interest in signing Porto defender Ivan Marcano, as they finally look to give Ronald Koeman a left-footed centre back.

The Toffees have already splashed the cash this summer to land Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney - but more money could be spent before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Whilst Keane, who arrived from Burnley, has emerged as a key part of Koeman's defence in the early stages of his season, but another defender has been targeted by Koeman.

Porto's Spanish defender Ivan Marcano (L) sits on the pitch at the end of the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Feirense at the Dragao stadium in Porto on April 23, 2017.
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Given the lack of cover for veteran left back Leighton Baines, and the need for a left-footed centre back so Koeman can play a real three-man back line, the Everton boss told Sky Sports last week that he is hoping to bring in a left-footed centre back before the deadline.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Everton have expressed an interest in signing Porto defender Ivan Marcano, who certainly fits the bill for Koeman.

Marcano, 30, had spells in his native Spain with Racing Santander, Villarreal and Getafe before spells with Rubin Kazan and Olympiakos, eventually joining Porto in the summer of 2014.

Porto's Spanish defender Ivan Marcano (L) vies with Leicester City's Japanese forward Shinji Okazaki during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Porto vs Leicester City FC at the...Porto defender Ivan Marcano (L) vies with Leicester forward Shinji Okazaki

The former Spain Under-21 international is the current Porto captain, and he has been a solid defender throughout his time at the Estadio do Dragao, racking up almost 100 appearances for the Portuguese giants.

Now, having played at left back in stages of his career, Marcano is being lined up by Everton, and they may hope to force through a deal for him before the transfer deadline on Thursday night as they hope to finally give Koeman the left-footed defender he has wanted.

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