Everton boss confirms interest in Kim Young-Gwon

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Reports from surfaced that Everton manager Roberto Martinez had expressed his desire of signing Korean defender .

The Guangzhou Evergrande centre-back, who Marcello Lippi once recommended to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, is available for around £750,000 which alerted Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea and Celtic in June.

In an interview with Korean website Footballist recently, Martinez confirmed that Everton were in the race for the 25-year-old’s signature. Despite forcing his club to develop home-grown talents, Martinez also wants to sign some quality players from Asia.

Everton just finished Barclay Asia Trophy as runners-up when after losing 3-1 to Arsenal in the final.