Everton fans are desperate for the rumours linking them with Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk to be true.
Everton have been tipped to be making a sizeable bid for Van Dijk in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.
Ronald Koeman wants to strengthen his backline, as the only defensive addition he made in the summer was to bring Ashley Williams in from Swansea City.
It is said that the Dutch boss wants a reunion with Van Dijk at Goodison Park, after watching the towering defender put in a series of impressive performances this season.
Everton fans are certainly enthused by the rumours, and feel that he would be an upgrade on their current options.
Phil Jagielka has struggled in Everton’s defence this season, and most Toffees fans appear to believe a move for Van Dijk would be brilliant.
@RonaldKoeman sign Patrick van Aanholt, Virgil van Dijk, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay, thanks boss.— Matthew (@EFCMatthew) November 27, 2016
Van Dijk (who was unreal) always ran it out of defence. Where as Jag would hoof it or go backwards. Van Dijk and Williams would be perf— Jack (@JackEFC95) November 27, 2016
Hope we sign virgil van dijk in January just so we can have lukaku back out of his pocket #efc— Mike Quinn (@mikedale1121) November 27, 2016
People getting excited about Van Dijk for 40m just think we could have got him 2 seasons ago for a lot cheaper. We were linked at the time— Ross (@rossEFC95) November 28, 2016
Imagine if we manage to pull off signing van Dijk for £40m I would be over the moon, very much doubt it'll happen sadly.— Matthew (@EFCMatthew) November 29, 2016
Everton are expected to invest in the January transfer window, as Koeman looks to make improvements to his first-team squad.
Everton are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table, while Southampton are in 10th spot.