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The ball is in Everton’s court as Inter await fresh Vecino bid

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The Uruguayan had reportedly been told he has no future at the San Siro

SSC Napoli v FC Internazionale - Serie A Photo by Franco Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Inter Milan are awaiting news of a fresh bid from Everton for midfielder Matias Vecino, according to reports.

There have been plenty of rumours linking the Toffees with the Uruguay international ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

The 28-year-old has apparently been told he has no future at the club, with the expected arrival of Christian Eriksen likely to push him further down the Nerazzurri pecking order.

Tuttomercatoweb is suggesting that Everton have had a €14 million offer rejected, with the Italian side valuing Vecino at €25m. However, it also states that the Serie A outfit will likely do business at around €20m.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Vecino, though it seems no formal bid has been made, with earlier reports suggesting the former Fiorentina player is open to a move to Goodison Park.

Signing a 28-year-old for such a fee would suggest lessons have not been learned from previous windows, with the club still paying the price for recruiting players for big money on big wages and at an age where their value will only decrease.

Having said that, the centre of midfield is an area of the pitch where the team is badly lacking at present and so if Carlo Ancelotti feels Vecino is the answer to that problem, rather than just a short-term fix, then we just have to trust the manager.