Roma defender Matteo Ferrari is poised to joining Everton on a season-long loan, according to his agent.

The Italian international joined Roma in 2004 from Parma and made 35 league appearances last season.

“Ferrari will play on loan at Everton,” his representative Giovanni Corci told Italian radio station Radio Incontro.

“We are only waiting for club administrator Rosella Sensi to ratify this move.”

Everton will have the option to buy the player’s transfer rights next summer for £3.7m.