English Premiership side Everton have become the latest club to join Manchester United and Southampton in monitoring Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu, with the 21-year-old Ghanaian having a year left on his contract and a £10m buy-out clause.
Centre half Salisu, 21, is a hot property because he has one year left on his current deal and also has a £10m buy-out clause.
Ghana international Salisu has also attracted strong interest from Southampton who appear to be among the front runners while Manchester United are also keeping tabs.
Everton have now asked to be kept informed on developments while Atletico Madrid and several clubs in Italy are also looking because he represents a bargain in a difficult market.
Salisu has already turned down interest from France and Rennes as he knows there is a strong chance of a move to the Premier League.
He is top of the list of La Liga defenders for clearances with 136 this season – ahead of Villarreal’s Spain international Raul Albiol and Sevilla’s Diego Carlos – and has been watched by English scouts.
Southampton are very keen on Salisu as they look to shake up their squad with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg a target for Tottenham this summer.