Reports are circulating that Luca Marrone is being lined up as a potential replacement for Marouane Fellaini at Everton.
The Belgian's rumoured move to Manchester United could leave Roberto Martinez too short for his own liking in central midfield. And the 23-year-old Juventus player is being considered as a replacement, according to the Daily Star.
The paper claims that due to a lack of first-team opportunities in Turin last year, the Italy Under-21 international may well be inclined to a move to the Premier League.
Paul Pogba's breakthrough in his debut season, limited the number of appearances that Marrone could make to just 10 with the Serie A champions in 2012/13.
And Martinez recently had the chance to see his target up close, when Everton and Juventus met in a pre-season friendly in the USA.
He wouldn't offer quite the same physical presence as Fellaini, but at 6"1 he could still prove a handful to Premier League opponents.
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