By Saikat Mandal

24th Nov, 2022 | 8:10pm

Udinese to give guaranteed transfer option as Everton eye Rodrigo Becao deal in January

Udinese want Rodrigo Becao to sign a new contract extension at the Italian club amid interest from Everton, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb.

The Toffees have long registered an interest in the Brazilian defender, with The Mirror reporting on 15 June that the Merseyside club are keen to land him in the summer.

The 26-year-old has got “excellent” qualities, and Udinese could offer him a deal where there will be a guaranteed transfer in the future if the offer is right.

The player has a contract at the club until 2024, and he is being chased by West Ham and Arsenal, along with the Toffees in the January window.

January

The January window is once again crucial for the Toffees, as Frank Lampard needs to bring in more qualities to the side. 

After a bright start to the season, the Toffees have found themselves in the same doldrums as they were the last term, and once again they are fighting for survival. 

While the club needs to bolster their attacking department in January, Lampard could still yet bring in another defender. 

Micheal Keane has played only 22 minutes in the Premier League this season, and he is likely to leave in the winter transfer window. 

Likewise, Mina has struggled with injuries badly, and his time at Goodison Park appears to be coming to an end. 

The pair of Conor Coady and James Tarkowski has excelled this season, while Lampard has other options in Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey as well. 

Although the Toffees are still well-stocked at the club in the defensive areas, a quality player like Becao would be a healthy addition. He has made nine appearances in the Serie A, managing one goal and an assist.