The Everton fans in The Transfer Tavern are taking part in a pool tournament being held this evening and discussing plans made by their manager to add some much needed defensive reinforcements to the squad.
The Mirror is reporting that the Premier League side had jumped to the front of the pack in the race to land Empoli left back Mario Rui.
It was previously reported that Rui would be making a move to La Liga side Atletico Madrid but following the outcome of a hearing last week which resulted in the Spanish club being banned from signing players, Everton have become favourites to land the £3 million rated Rui.
With the Spaniards banned for two years from the summer and Empoli not wanting to sell Rui until then everything seems to be falling into place for Rui to make a move to Goodison Park.
The 24 year old has put on a string of fine performances for the Italian side and has helped the club reach 7th place in Serie A and hopes of Europe are becoming a reality for the club.
The Everton fans in The Tavern are delighted at the news that the club are looking to make signings of Rui’s quality and are hopeful a deal can be struck to bring him to the club.
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