The Dutch international could have been part of the title-winning squad.
Direct intervention from Frank de Boer halted the move.
Kenny Tete has torn ankle ligaments and RvR is set to take his spot.
The Blues are reportedly keen to add a full-back after missing out on Sam Byram.
Ryan Pronk believes the Ajax defender may need to leave the club, with the Premier League the perfect destination.
Tottenham reportedly want to sign Ajax right back Ricardo van Rhijn in January.
A round up of the latest transfer stories and rumours about Everton.
Everton's potential pursuit of Ajax right back Ricardo van Rhijn could be a much needed boost for Manchester United boss David Moyes.
Chelsea transfer target Ricardo van Rhijn put in a solid display as Ajax managed to secure a point at home against AC Milan.
The Blues' scouts watched Ajax defender Ricardo van Rhijn at the weekend.