Report: Everton and Leicester to challenge PL giants for £30m-rated 27-year-old

Djene Dakonam

Everton, Leicester City and Arsenal are all reportedly monitoring Djene Dakonam’s situation with La Liga outfit Getafe.

According to Spanish news publication Marca, the Premier League clubs are vying for his signature, with the player said to admire English football.

The 27-year-old allegedly has a £30 million release clause in his contract, but whether the Gunners, the Toffees or the Foxes will be prepared to meet that price remains to be seen.

Djene has been impressive with Gatafe in La Liga this season. His performances at the heart of defence have been helpful for his side who boast of the third best defensive record in the league, having conceded only 24 goals – one goal behind Valencia with 23 goals conceded this season. [WhoScored]

Arsenal are said to be the first Premier League side to show interest in the defender, with Gunners boss Unai Emery said to be a huge fan.

Leicester face losing their star man Harry Maguire to Manchester United, while Everton will also need to replace Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma at the end of the season.

There are also teams in Spain known to be interested in signing Djene, but none of them are willing to meet the club’s asking price for the player.

It could end up in a bidding war between the three teams, and should Maguire end up joining Man United, the Foxes could have an upper hand in signing Djene as they would have serious money to invest.

Djene has a lengthy contract with Getafe, and his exit from the club will not come cheap, but all three sides could submit interest for the defender in the summer.

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Author: chris darwen