Could Everton revisit Jordy Clasie interest after Southampton midfielder is reportedly transfer listed?

Ronald Koeman the Everton manager looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Everton at the Liberty Stadium on May 6, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Everton were linked with a move for the Southampton player earlier this summer.

Jordy Clasie of Southampton shoots during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium on January 18, 2017 in Southampton, England.Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie

According to The Sun, Southampton have transfer listed Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasiemonths after he was linked with a move to Everton by The Mirror. So could the Toffees renew their interest in the final few days of the summer transfer window?

HITC takes a look:

Do Everton need him?

Gareth Barry of West Bromwich Albion arrives at the stadium prior to  the Premier League match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor on August 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.New West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry

Everton's central midfield may look congested, following the recent additions of Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson, but after Gareth Barry's departure the Toffees are perhaps short of another, more defensive-minded option - especially with James McCarthy also linked away. Claise could be that man.

Why would he move to Goodison?

Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman gestures during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England,...Everton manager Ronald Koeman

Other than the obvious, i.e. not being part of Southampton's plans, Clasie would surely entertain a reunion with Everton manager Ronald Koeman, whom he also played under at St Mary's and Feyenoord. With the Toffees adding Europa League football to this season's programme, the 15-cap Netherlands international would likely get plenty of opportunity to play.

Are there any obstacles?

Lazio are said to be very keen, and a move to Rome, where Clasie's former Feyenoord teammate Stefan De Vrij currently plies his trade, could appeal - especially if he's given guarantees of regular game time. While Everton may be less inclined to move for him if they cannot offload McCarthy.

Could Everton turn to Claise this week?

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