Bayern Munich join Paris Saint-Germain in race for Everton defender

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as the surprise front-runners in the race to sign Everton defender Seamus Coleman, according to the Daily Star.

The Star report that the Ligue 1 champions have already made an enquiry regarding the 26-year-old, but that was knocked back as Roberto Martinez desperately tries to hold onto his best players.

However, Pep Guardiola is also reportedly chasing the Republic of Ireland international, and is hoping to land the right-back with a bid of £18m (via Star).

The news that two of Europe’s biggest sides are interested in the Toffees’ defender is likely to give Martinez a horrible feeling of deja vu, after spending much of the summer answering questions about the future of John Stones.

The Star report that the centre-back is being pursued by Chelsea, and while the Merseyside outfit have insisted that the 21-year-old is not for sale, he has handed in a transfer request to try and make a move happen.

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