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Report: Everton have kept tabs on Southampton winger Dusan Tadic

Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring the third goal for Southampton

The Serbian played under Toffees boss Ronald Koeman at St. Mary's.

Dusan Tadic scores the third goal for SouthamptonTadic scoring for Saints against Aston Villa

Everton have 'kept tabs' on Southampton winger Dusan Tadic, according to the Sun (Tuesday edition, page 49).

The Saints are set to open talks with the Serbian over a new contract at St. Mary's amid interest from Bundesliga side Schalke 04, who see him as a potential replacement for Leroy Sane, the report claims.

But Everton are also said to have monitored the situation, with new boss Ronald Koeman the man who brought Tadic to English football from FC Twente two years ago.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman poseNew Everton boss Koeman with chairman Bill Kenwright

The Dutchman, who's already recruited former Southampton loanee Maarten Stekelenburg at Goodison Park this summer, has also been linked with moves for Saints pair Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk (Daily Record), as well as Graziano Pelle (Star) and Victor Wanyama (Record) before their moves to China and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively.

Southampton's Maarten StekelenburgStekelenburg has joined Koeman on Merseyside

Tadic, 27, has two years left on his deal at St. Mary's, but the South Coast club are said to have lined up Brighton & Hove Albion's £7.5 million-rated winger Solly March should the worst happen.

The 21-year-old recently turned down the Seagulls' offer of a new contract.

Brighton and Hove Albion's Solly MarchBrighton's March

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