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.
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.
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.