Merseyside giants Everton will have to part with at least €40m if they want to sign defensive target MerihDemiral this summer. This is according to Italian publication Calciomercato which revealed that the Turkish international is a transfer target for Everton.

The future of Demiral at Juventus is in serious doubts and his long-term future won't be cleared up until he returns from holiday. Everton target Demiral is currently on break after his exertions with Turkey at Euro 2020. The Juventus player was part of the Turkey squad that disappointed a lot of football stakeholders at the tournament. Turkey were seen as dark-horses going into the tournament partly due to their form at the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the European section.

Demiral scored an own goal in the opening game of the tournament as Turkey were beaten 3-0 by hosts Italy with all three goals coming in the second half. Turkey went on to lose all their three games in Group A which also included Wales and Switzerland.

Everton are long-term admirers of Demiral but they had not stepped up their interest in the centre back until this summer. The Toffees have turned their attention to the Turkish player after they could not fund a move for Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly. It has been established that a move for Demiral won't be cheap as well with Old Lady officials demanding for €40m.

The aforementioned Italian media portal also said that Everton have seen their offers for Demiral rejected as they are yet to make a satisfying offer to Juventus. The Old Lady still has debts of €10m from his transfer and they want to make €30m in profits on his sale. Juventus might be forced to lower their asking price for the 23-year-old defender if Everton and other interested teams don't meet up with their own demand.