Report: Koeman rates Everton target valued at £12m

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the match

The Toffees remain keen on Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen despite sacking Roberto Martinez last month, a report claims.

Jasper Cillessen celebrates afetr Arkadiusz Milik scored the first goal for AjaxCillessen has 30 caps for the Netherlands

Soon-to-be Everton boss Ronald Koeman is a fan of Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The Toffees, who will wave goodbye to Tim Howard this month, were linked with the 27-year-old earlier this year, when Roberto Martinez was still in charge at Goodison Park.

Everton's Tim Howard during the lap of honour at the end of the matchHoward's departure has left a vacancy in the Goodison goal

However, the Spaniard's departure has not affected Everton's interest, the report claims.

Securing a new goalkeeper is expected to be Koeman's first priority once his appointment is finally confirmed, with Joel Robles the only senior shot-stopper left on the Blues' books.

And Cillessen, who has two years left on his Ajax contract, is expected to cost in the region of £12 million.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the matchKoeman is set to be named Everton's manager early next week

The former Nijmegen number 1 has 30 caps for Holland, and was tipped to become David de Gea's replacement when the Manchester United star was linked with Real Madrid.

Earlier this week, the Daily Record reported that Koeman could move for Southampton's Fraser Forster once his move from the Saints goes through.

England's Fraser Forster during trainingEngland's Forster has also been linked

The Scottish tabloid also linked the 53-year-old with two more St. Mary's stars in defender Virgil van Dijk and midfielder Victor Wanyama.

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