EVERTON transfer chief Marcel Brands is teeing up Dutch star Teun Koopmeiners for a swoop.
The AZ Alkmaar midfield dynamo and captain is fancied by Goodison’s director of football and he is available for around £12million.
Koopmeiners, 22, already has vast experience in Dutch football and is a regular for the Under-21 national side.
The all-action star is a team-mate of Southampton flop Jordy Clasie — but Brands thinks he could make a more successful move.
Koopmeiners, who has also been linked with AC Milan, only has a couple of years left on his contract.
Everton want fresh legs and will ideally move out a couple of high-earning players from past regimes.
Midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and Gylfi Sigurdsson will need to be replaced in the long-term as boss Carlo Ancelotti brings in his own choices.
And Everton could already be willing to sell star striker Moise Kean after his dreadful first season in England.
Inter Milan are ready to offer £25m to end Kean’s Goodison Park nightmare, twelve months after his move to the Premier League.
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The Italian striker has only scored once in 26 appearances since his arrival from Juventus.
The 20-year-old still has another four years on his contract but has struggled to adapt to life in the English top-flight.
And Inter are said to be keeping tabs on him as they prepare to replace star man Lautaro Martinez this summer.