Everton set to beat West Ham to second summer signing after Amadou Onana hijack

Everton are closing in on signing Conor Coady from Wolves.

Everton are edging closer to completing the signing of Conor Coady.

The centre-back was left on the bench for Wolves’ 2022-23 Premier League opening-day defeat to Leeds United at the weekend.

Despite being club captain at Molineux, Coady has slipped down the pecking order as a consequence of manager Bruno Lage switching from playing three central defenders to a flat back-four.

With the World Cup taking place in November, Coady - who came through Liverpool’s youth ranks - is keen to secure regular football to retain his place in the England squad.

And with Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina both limping off injured - the former facing potentially three months on the sidelines - recruiting a centre-half may become more of a priority.

Sky Sports reports the Toffees will sign Coady on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

It’s also claimed that West Ham United have pursued the 29-year-old’s signature.

The Hammers have already lost out to Everton in the race to sign Amadou Onana.

The Blues will hope to have Coady through the door before the trip to Aston Villa this Saturday.