Everton have expressed an interest in Middlesbrough midfielder Marten de Roon, according to the Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old Dutchman has caught the eye since moving to the Riverside from Atalanta last summer, despite Boro’s relegation.
Dropping to the Championship, however, has left the Teessiders vulnerable to losing players, and the Mail claim Everton are ready to pounce.
The report goes on to claim Boro are likely to receive more than £12m they forked out to sign De Roon.
Ronald Koeman is well aware of De Roon’s qualities and wants an extra midfielder with Gareth Barry now 36 and James McCarthy a target for Newcastle United among others. Ross Barkley is also ready to leave.
They have checked on Anderlecht pair Leo Dendoncker and Youri Tielemans plus Ajax captain Davy Klaassen.