Everton tried to sign Yann M'Vila in January 2013 as they are again linked

Sunderland's Yann M'Vila looks dejected at full time

The midfielder spent last season on loan at Sunderland.

Sunderland's Yann M'Vila looks dejected at full timeYann M'Vila looks dejected at full time

Everton are reportedly set to attempt to hijack any approach from Sunderland to bring in their former loanee Yann M’Vila – according to a report from Foot Mercato in France.

It is being reported by the publication that Everton are considering swooping for the player, as Sunderland are struggling to reach an agreement with his Russian club Rubin Kazan.

Sunderland's Yann M'Vila looks dejected after Benik Afobe (not pictured) scores the first goal for BournemouthYann M'Vila

Of course this is not the first time that Everton tried to sign the player.

Rewind to January 2013 and Everton were one of a host of teams hoping to lure the then Rennes midfielder to England.

French soccer players Yann M'Vila (L) speaks to Blaise Matuidi (R) during a training sessionFrench soccer players Yann M'Vila (L) speaks to Blaise Matuidi (R) during a training session

But, as reported by the BBC, the midfielder shocked Everton and others by deciding to join Russian side Rubin Kazan – a deal that has proved to be detrimental to his career.

The Everton boss then was David Moyes, but it seems that Ronald Koeman is also a keen admirer of the player.

 

M’Vila had a great season last term. He featured 40 times for Sunderland last season, scoring just once, but helping the club to survive relegation from the Premier League once again.

Maybe this time Everton will finally get their man.

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