Report: Utrecht set asking price for 24-goal Sebastien Haller, Everton and Sunderland interested

General View of the Stadion Galgenwaard - FC Utrecht

Everton and Sunderland are reportedly in the race for Utrecht hitman Sebastien Haller.

General View of the Stadion Galgenwaard - FC UtrechtGeneral View of the Stadion Galgenwaard - FC Utrecht

According to Dutch newspaper Voetbal International, Utrecht want €8m for striker Sebastien Haller, with Crystal Palace, Everton, Southampton and Swansea City.

Haller, 22, came up through the ranks with Auxerre in his native France, but made the move to Utrecht in January 2015, initially penning a loan deal until the end of the season.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceNew Everton manager Ronald Koeman

After 11 goals in 17 games, Haller made his move to the Netherlands a permanent one, and he continued his superb goalscoring ability last season.

24 goals in 40 games for Utrecht last season meant Haller was once again one of the most dangerous strikers in Dutch football - and his performances appear to have triggered major interest.

General View of the Stadion Galgenwaard - FC Utrecht

Voetbal International report that Crystal Palace, Everton, Sunderland and Swansea City are all keen to sign Haller and take him to the Premier League - but none of the four clubs have made a concrete move for the Frenchman so far.

The report adds that Utrecht now believe that Haller is worth €8m (£6.75m), though a recent £10m offer from an unnamed Chinese club could force them to re-think that asking price.

General view of Selhurst ParkGeneral view of Selhurst Park

A powerful target man, Haller can lead the line on his own whilst he also has enough pace to trouble defences in behind, making him ideal for the Premier League.

Everton's interest is no great surprise considering the question marks over Romelu Lukaku's future and new manager Ronald Koeman's knowledge of Dutch football, and Haller could be worth a punt for the Toffees.

However, with Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce seemingly set to take the England job, the Black Cats may end up missing out on Haller as they resolve their managerial situation, with Everton, Palace and Swansea all eyeing up moves for the striker.

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