Everton transfer news: Schmeichel won't come cheap, Lingard linked, Bony wanted and more

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Everton

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Everton manager Ronald Koeman is determined to win the race for Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman was one of the few shining lights in the Magpies’ awful campaign last time out and now Everton will allegedly fight tooth and nail to secure his signature.

Georginio Wijnaldum scores the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot

In other news, the same newspaper claims Everton will have to fork out around £20million to sign Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel this summer.

The Toffees are looking for a new stopper to replace the departed Tim Howard and the latest report suggests the Foxes will only do business for a hefty sum.

Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel

Over at the Mirror they claim Everton are keeping a close eye on Jesse Lingard’s contract situation at Manchester United.

It is expected that the winger will ultimately sign a new long-term at United. However Everton are allegedly among the clubs who would be interested if he did move on.

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony misses a penalty

And finally, the Mirror also claims that Everton are interested in bringing Wilfried Bony to Goodison Park as part of a potential deal that sees John Stones move to Manchester City.

The Ivorian striker struggled for significant game-time at the Etihad Stadium last season and that is unlikely to change when the new campaign kicks off next month.

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