Toffees close in on new defensive addition.
Everton are believed to have opened talks with highly-rated Barcelona full-back Douglas with the view of making a move for him during the January transfer window, according to the Metro.
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The Brazilian defender was a summer addition to the Catalan side, joining on a five-year deal from Sao Paolo.
Initially signed as an eventual replacement for the ageing Dani Alves, he has been unable to dislodge his veteran compatriot and is now being tipped be reports in Spain to head to Goodison Park on loan for the rest of the season.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez was to strengthen his backline and the 24-year-old, who is known for his power and pace, could be a useful addition.
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