Inter closing in on move for Everton defensive target


Inter closing in on move for Everton defensive target Denzel Dumfries
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Inter are set to inflict a major transfer blow on Everton, with one of their top targets for the summer, Denzel Dumfries, being set for a move to the Italian giants.


The PSV Eindhoven star has attracted the interest of several European clubs after a good season in the Eredivisie and a string of impressive displays for the Netherlands at Euro 2020.


According to an interview on the Orange Summer broadcast, De Telegraaf journalist Valentijn Driessen stated that the right-back could travel to Milan with his agent Mino Raiola this weekend in order to finalise the deal.


The 25-year-old played very well for the Netherlands this summer, despite the nation getting knocked out of the Round of 16, with his attacking displays making him stand out, especially after scoring twice.


As a result, he has been linked with the Toffees and Inter, who are both looking to strengthen at right-back this summer.


"You have to have money to buy someone. And Raiola is obviously close to Inter. From what I understand, Dumfries would now be on his way to Inter with Raiola," Driessen revealed.


"It is known that Inter are actively looking for a replacement for Achraf Hakimi who moved to French side Paris Saint Germain this week."


Driessen also added how Inter are getting a similar player to Hakimi in the form of Dumfries, stating that "As we speak. Inter have the best cards to buy him. They sold Achraf Hakimi, so they’re really looking for a right-back. He’s a bit of the same type of player. Raiola will cash in on this transfer."


New Everton manager Rafael Benitez will be disappointed by this news, with him and the Toffees being keen on signing a new dynamic full-back in order to have attacking options on both sides of the defence, with Lucas Digne often going forward.


Dumfries played in 41 games for PSV last season, getting an impressive four goals and nine assists, highlighting his attacking prowess from the back.