Report: Southampton, Stoke and Everton are interested in Terence Kongolo

Holland's Terence Kongolo in action with Wales' James Collins (L)

Feyenoord and Netherlands defender Terence Kongolo as caught the attention of three Premier League clubs

Holland's Terence Kongolo in action with Wales' James Collins (L)Holland's Terence Kongolo in action with Wales' James Collins (L)

The Daily Mail report that three Premier League clubs are chasing Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo, namely Southampton, Stoke City and Everton.

The Dutch international defender, who is only 22 years old, has already made his international debut for his country as well as appearing over 80 times for the Rotterdam based club.

His young brother Rodney is also on the books at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Chelsea's Kyle Scott and Manchester City's Rodney Kongolo in actionRodney Kongolo (L) is on the books at Manchester City

And it appears Kongolo the elder has caught the eye of three other established Premier League names, with Everton, Stoke and Europa League playing Southampton apparently showing interest in the left sided defender.

The Saints are currently in a battle to keep hold of another Dutch international defender, Virgil Van Dijk, who is also being pursued by the Toffees and their new manager Ronaldo Koeman, formerly of Southampton. 

Yesterday BetVictor slashed odds on the former Celtic defender being reunited with Koeman, despite him having signed a new deal with the Saints at the back end of last season.

Should Van Dijk leave the south coast, it appears they may have a replacement in their sights in the form of Kongolo.

Southampton's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring their first goalSouthampton's Virgil van Dijk is linked with a move away from the south coast

And vice versa, should Everton miss out on Koeman's former player, they too could swoop for Kongolo, as they look to repair a leaky defence that was heavily criticised last term under the stewardship of Roberto Martinez.

With promising centre-half John Stones linked with Manchester City, Everton may need to invest quickly in a defender, as the club are aware of the Citizens interest in the young Englishman - according to Sky Sports.

Stoke meanwhile are looking to address the imbalance in their backline that sees them as over reliant on captain Ryan Shawcross.

Feyenoord are willing to sell Kongolo for £10 million, as they are looking to reinvest the cash elsewhere.

Terence Kongolo trainingTerence Kongolo training with the Netherlands

The Dutchman has represented the Netherlands at every age group from under 15 level, making his international debut in 2014.

He was part of Louis van Gaal's World Cup squad that reached the semi-finals in Brazil two years ago.

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