By Joe Ellis

19th Jun, 2022 | 10:10pm

Everton with back against wall as Sevilla enter race for Kim Min Jae

The chances of Everton signing Fenerbahce defender Kim Min Jae are diminishing by the day as yet another team has entered the race.

According to Mundo Deportivo, La Liga club Sevilla have identified the South Korean international as one of their main targets for the summer transfer window as they look to replace Diego Carlos, who left the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in favour of a move to Aston Villa.

Turkish media outlet Sabah reported on 2 June that the Toffees had tabled a bid for the 25-year-old but that rumour was later quashed by Korean journalist Jason Lee, via Twitter, who claimed that the Turkish side had received no bids for the defender on 17 June.

Whether they have or they haven’t received a bid from the Toffees, we can’t afford to wait too much longer because we will quickly become the club he least wants to join as more and more clubs take notice.

The majority of players would understandably choose to play for the club constantly competing in Europe, with the hot sun that Spain offers, over the miserably wet Merseyside and a club that have only just scraped survival in their most recent season.

The only saving grace we might have is the stature in the game of Frank Lampard but we aren’t the only side with a famous manager at the helm.

If Sevilla’s interest is genuine as is suggested, then we will find ourselves backed into a corner in this particular transfer fight, leaving us with only one option.

Come out swinging.

We need to go to Turkey and make a big bid for the South Korean and give the ultimatum to the rest of the competitors and if they don’t fancy the tussle, then we’ll have won the war.

In other Everton news, one of the Toffees’ main targets is ready to be sold by his current club as they look to clear a path for their own £50million incoming.

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