Mawson would be a great signing for Everton but move seems unlikely

Everton manager Sam Allardyce looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton at Vitality Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

Swansea City are demanding a significant fee for the Everton target.

Swansea player Alfie Mawson keeps an eye on the ball in the wet conditions during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on January 2, 2018...

Alfie Mawson has proven himself to be a dependable Premier League performer, with the Swansea City defender having produced some excellent displays in the top flight.

Resilient at the back and composed in possession, Mawson is a very talented player and is set to improve even further as he receives more game time.

Rather inevitably, there are suggestions that other clubs are interested in signing Mawson this month, with Everton amongst the clubs monitoring the situation, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Swansea player Alfie Mawson (r) holds off the challenege of Christian Eriksen on Spurs during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on...

Mawson would certainly be an excellent signing to bolster Everton's defensive resources, but the report indicates that Swansea won't contemplate selling the 23-year-old unless they receive an offer of around £50 million.

By setting their preferred fee so high, Swansea are likely to keep hold of Mawson until the end of the season at least, meaning Everton may have to look elsewhere if they want to bring in a centre-back.

Alfie Mawson of Swansea City clears the ball while under pressure from Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at Liberty...

If Swansea suffer relegation from the Premier League this season then they may well have little choice but to sell Mawson in the summer transfer window in order to raise funds.

For now, however, it seems that Mawson will continue to develop at the Liberty Stadium.

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