Photo: Everton boss Marco Silva embraces reported target Cedric Soares

Cedric Soares of Southampton during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on January 01, 2019 in Southampton, England.

Everton boss Marco Silva is said to be keen to bring in Southampton defender Cedric Soares.

Cedric Soares of Southampton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

According to The Sun (print edition, page 53, 11th January), Everton are pushing to sign Southampton defender Cedric Soares.

Everton are keen on landing the right-back for a fee of £15 million, as Marco Silva believes that his compatriot could improve his squad at Goodison Park.

And past photos of the Everton boss with the Southampton man show just how strong their relationship is.

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Cedric has fallen out of favour at Southampton recently, but has previously proven to be a strong right-back in England.

Everton could be in the market for a new right-sided defender, as Seamus Coleman’s form this season hasn’t impressed.

 

Coleman has struggled to live up to expectations, with Silva now potentially looking at other options.

If Everton were to bring in Cedric, he could become their first addition in the January transfer window, after a quiet start at Goodison Park so far.

Cedric Soares of Southampton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield on September 22, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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