According to reports in Portugal via The Sun, Everton eye a £12.5 million move for Bruno Martins Indi with his current club Porto willing to sanction a move.
The report claims that new Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen for Martins to join the Toffees, while the player himself is said to be intersting in leaving Porto for Goodison Park ahead of the new season.
The Toffees have been extremely quiet so far this summer, though the arrival of Steve Walsh from Leicester City as the club’s new director of football could see them become a lot more active.
With heavy financial backing of wealthy owner Farhad Moshiri, many supporters at Goodison Park will be hopeful of some big-name arrivals though Martins doesn’t really fit that profile.
The Holland international has made 31 appearances for his country and was a regular during Louis van Gaal’s reign, though since the World Cup in Brazil he has fallen out of favour somewhat.
The 24-year-old made 23 league appearances for Porto last term, though a poor campaign for the Portuguese giants saw them trail the likes of Benfica and Sporting Lisbon in the race for the title.
The report suggests a move away from the club would be beneficial to all parties involved, and despite links to Dynamo Kiev his preference is said to be a link-up with Koeman to Everton.
The player has a reported £33.5 million release clause in his contract, though he will no doubt be available for much less than that and Everton may feel they can get him for a potentially decent price.