Report: Everton chasing £10 million-rated Championship goalkeeper

The Toffees are reportedly keen on bringing Cardiff City stopper David Marshall to Goodison Park to replace Tim Howard.

Everton will look to sign Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall in the summer as a replacement for Tim Howard, but may be scared off by the Bluebirds' £10 million valuation, according to a report in the Mirror.

Howard is widely expected to leave Goodison Park at the end of the season when his is contract due to expire, with the American thought to be keen on a move to an MLS franchise.

Roberto Martinez currently has his former Wigan stopper Joel Robles as first-choice goalkeeper, but with the Spaniard having made just 19 Premier League starts in his time in England, the Toffees boss is reported to be looking for reinforcements between the posts.

The Mirror claims that the Merseyside club have been long-time admirers of Cardiff 'keeper Marshall, and that they see now as the prime time to prise him away from the Welsh capital.

However, the 30-year-old, who cost the Championship club just £500,000 when he signed from Norwich City seven years ago, has two years left on his contract.

With no inclination to let him go on the cheap and with the Glaswegian in fine form, it is claimed that Cardiff could hold out for up to £10 million for their number one.

The former Celtic stopper has played over 250 times for the Welsh club and has kept 10 clean sheets this season after West Bromwich Albion had an approach turned down for the player last summer.

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch