Norwich City reject Everton bid for defender Ben Godfrey

Norwich City reject Everton bid for defender Ben Godfrey”

The deal for the 22-year-old would have been worth about £26m with add-ons and talks are continuing between the clubs.

Everton signed James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Brazil midfielder Allan in a flurry of activity last month but they now have a first-team squad of more than 30 and it is likely they will offload some names before the window closes.

And Everton have now reached an agreement with Norwich on a deal worth £25million.

The Toffees are in the market for a defender and they also hold an interest in Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori and Barcelona's Jean-Clair Todibo.

He was linked with Fulham in recent days but it's understood Godfrey wasn't interested in joining the Cottagers, who were promoted via the play-off final and had just a week weeks to prepare for the Premier League.

Since moving to Carrow Road in January 2016 from York City, Godfrey has made 78 appearances for the club, laying on two assists and finding the back of the net five times.

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The Merseyside club have shown they are able to spend this summer, splashing a reported £22m to sign midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and £20m on midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure - fresh from Premier League relegation with Watford.

Everton have moved for a new senior centre-back despite winning all three of their Premier League matches this season with Michael Keane and Yerry Mina at the back.

He said: 'We are looking for a centre back.

The combination of Everton's ambition, a team on the up and the opportunity to play for Ancelotti has proved enough for Godfrey.

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