By Matthew Shaw

4th Aug, 2022 | 6:10pm

Vinny O'Connor: Everton deal for Conor Coady still not straight forward even if Wolves are sympathetic

Any move for Everton to sign Wolves defender Conor Coady is far from straightforward this summer, according to Vinny O’Connor.

The Sky Sports journalist was on sight in Merseyside to share that despite Wolves being sympathetic to their captain, they won’t just open the door for him to leave.

Frank Lampard is said to be looking for more experienced options at the back and has identified the 29-year-old as a potential new signing to help those issues.

Speaking live on Sky Sports News from outside Goodison Park, as shared by Football Daily, O’Connor shared the latest news on any potential move.

“Everton looking to strengthen further at the back,” he said.

“Frank Lampard looking to bring in further experienced covers t the back, and a target that Everton have identified is Conor Coady, at 29-years-of-age, he’s spent even years at Wolves.

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“Now, not necessarily a straightforward deal to do this one either as obviously, Wolves would like to keep Conor Coady, but at the same time, they’re also sympathetic to the fact that he has ambitions of playing in the World Cup.”

Tricky Transfers.

Coady would be an excellent addition to this squad, everyone knows that.

Unfortunately, Wolves will also know that and it is becoming more difficult to snatch a player from another Premier League club nowadays with each passing year.

Bringing in someone who knows the Premier League in and out is exactly what this defence needs, even after James Tarkowski’s arrival on a free deal.

Lampard is trying to build from the back, although another striker is also desperately needed now given the injury woes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and his six-week absence.

O’Connor is usually on the pulse with all things Everton, so expect this one to go right down to the deadline should a move for Coady eventually get the green light.

With a deal for Amadou Onana at Lille also now on the cards, we could start to see our transfer business once again explode with multiple deals now possible.

All eyes are on Goodison Park.