Report: Everton considering move for Brighton centre back Lewis Dunk

Brighton's Lewis Dunk

Everton are reportedly looking at Brighton defender Lewis Dunk as a possible signing.

Brighton's Lewis Dunk

According to The Mirror, Everton are eyeing a move for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk as an alternative to Burnley's Michael Keane.

The Toffees are poised to announce Southampton boss Ronald Koeman as their new manager, and the Dutchman should have plenty of money to spend at Goodison Park.

Lewis Dunk celebrates scoring the first goal for Brighton

One area that Koeman will want to strengthen is in defence, as Everton struggled at the back under Roberto Martinez this past season, and question marks remain over the future of John Stones as Premier League rivals circle the England international.

Now, The Mirror report that Everton have a clear idea of what they want in defence, as they want to bring in a 'young defender to freshen up their defensive ranks'.

Brighton's Lewis Dunk celebrates scoring their fourth goal

With Burnley seemingly reluctant to sell star defender Michael Keane, it's claimed that Everton are now turning their attention to Brighton star Lewis Dunk.

Dunk, 24, has come up through the ranks with hometown club Brighton, and has now racked up almost 150 appearances for the club having become their star defender.

Lewis Dunk (L) celebrates after scoring the first goal for Brighton & Hove Albion

A giant 6ft 4in centre back, Dunk is dominant in the air and would be a welcome addition to an Everton defence which was sometimes deemed too soft and easy to break down.

Brighton won't want to lose Dunk, but as Koeman will have money to spend and could tempt the Seagulls into a sale, with Everton potentially finding the young defender they crave.

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