Everton are said to be lining up a shock move for Galatasaray’s Wesley Sneijder, according to reports in the Turkish media.
According to Turkish media outlet Haberler, Sneijder has been a long-term target of teams such as Manchester United but is now drawing in interest from Everton.
The reports also claim that the Dutch international could be available for a bargain fee and would most certainly be affordable for Ronald Koeman.
Turkish newspaper, SonDakika say that in his current contract with Galatasaray, Sneijder’s release clause is only £5.7million and the Merseyside club are looking to trigger it.
Also according to the reports, the Turkish giants maybe be looking to reduce their wage bill due to the financial fair play regulations and could look to offload the former Real Madrid man to do so.
Everton’s new manager Koeman has previously worked with the midfielder whilst at Ajax and the signing would certainly be a coup for Everton, although his wage demands may prove to be more of a stumbling block than the transfer fee.
The attacking midfielder has endured a fine career to date playing for the likes Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. Throughout his career the Dutchman has gone on to win league titles in the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Turkey, including a Champions League triumph for Inter Milan in 2010.
Sneijder has even gone on to accumulate a total of 19 domestic honours and would be welcomed addition at Goodison as Koeman looks to spend some of his rumoured £100million transfer war chest.