Everton are keen to snap up Athletico Bilbao star Fernando Amorebieta on a free transfer at the end of the season according to fresh reports.
Serie A trio Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus have also entered the race according to reports from Sky Sports.
Speculation surrounding the 27-year-old’s future has increased further in recent times, with news that he has failed to agree terms on a new deal with the Basque side.
As a result the San Mames outfit are unlikely to attempt to persuade him to stay, meaning that he will be free to leave at the end of the campaign.
A number of clubs across Europe are believed to be monitoring Amorbieta’s situation, and according to reports his agent is in Italy searching to discuss deals potential deals.
The Merseyside Reds’ need for a defender has become apparent over the course of the past few weeks, with Martin Skrtel’s drop in form leaving the club reliant on veteran Jamie Carragher.
Arsenal are also in the hunt, with Wenger considering addressing his side’s shaky backline at the end of the season.
Meanwhile Everton are thought to be interested, with the Toffees looking to bring in star names in a bid to break into the top four.