Should Everton swoop for Daley Blind with Ajax return in doubt?

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford looks on prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on December 2, 2017 in Watford, England.

Daley Blind has been linked with an Ajax return but the Dutch club reportedly cannot afford his wages, so should Everton renew their interest?

Daley Blind of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on May 13, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Daley Blind has been linked with a return to Ajax from Manchester United but the Telegraph reports the Eredivisie club cannot afford his wages.

The Red Devils want a fee for Blind - whom they signed from the Amsterdam Arena for £13.8m four years ago - but his former employers cannot afford that and his £120,000-a-week wages.

Daley Blind of Manchester United during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium on April 18, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

It means unless United waive the fee a move back to his home nation cannot happen, even though the player himself is keen having been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

What about Everton?

Roma were linked in January although have since cooled their interest, but before that Dutch publication De Telegraaf reported that the Toffees had tried to sign Blind.

Last summer, Ronald Koeman seriously considered making a move for the 28-year-old as he looked for a defender who could play at left-back and centre-back.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford looks on prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on December 2, 2017 in Watford, England.

In the end signing a striker was prioritised instead, but neither move came to fruition and after a string of poor results Koeman lost his job as manager at Goodison Park last October.

Marco Silva is now boss but the problems on the left side of the back line remain and now could be the perfect time for Everton to reignite that interest in Blind.

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