Report: Everton interested in Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj

Croatia's Milan Badelj, Ivan Rakitic and Gordon Schildenfeld react after the game

The Blues are expected to be busy in this summer transfer window.

Milan Badelj with Croatia

According to Gianluca di Marzio, Everton are interested in a move for Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj.

The Blues are expected to be busy this summer as new manager Ronald Koeman looks to spend the funds given to him by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

The Dutchman is keen to improve the squad he inherited from Roberto Martinez and more importantly ensure that Everton can challenge for European football rather than the 11th placed finish they have managed in the last two years.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

They have already been linked with several big names, notably midfielders Axel Witsel and Juan Mata.

But it appears that those two are not the only midfielders they are looking at with Gianluca di Marzio claiming they are also interested in a move for Fiorentina’s Badelj.

Fiorentina's Milan Badelj in action with Tottenham's Eric Dier

According to their report, Everton are looking for reinforcements in midfield and the Croatian is one option they are looking at.

Primarily a ball winning midfielder, there is every chance the Toffees are looking at the Croatia star as an alternative to Witsel.

There is fierce competition for the Zenit St Petersburg midfielder and perhaps they are already planning ahead should he move elsewhere.

Croatia's Milan Badelj, Ivan Rakitic and Gordon Schildenfeld react after the game

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