Everton are set to hold talks with Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes to Get a January Move, according to The Athletic. The Portuguese star has struggled for sport time this year with only seven appearances so far in the league to the 20-year-old. The report suggests that their move could be made by Everton and are looking at an 18-month loan bargain with a choice to make the move permanent for £34 million to Fernandes.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will be keen to bring in reinforcements after a disappointing 1-0 derby defeat. The Toffees have seen an upturn of type from the Premier League because Marco Silva left Goodison Park and reinforcements would help the new Merseyside boss. Reported Everton target Fernandes will be on the lookout using a winter move from Benfica and made his Portugal debut in 2018 but has gone off the boil since. Midfield has been an area of concern for Everton this season, with the summer sale and injuries to key players. The Toffees currently lie at 11th place but are only five points above the relegation zone and also need to find the consistency to secure a top-half finish.