Everton are plotting a £20million raid for either Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel or Fraser Forster of Southampton, according to reports in Sunday’s newspapers.
With the impending arrival of Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, the Dutchman will certainly be looking to bolster his squad for the new season in an attempt to better the Toffees’ last campaign.
According to reports in The Sun, once Koeman arrives at the Merseyside club from Southampton, he will look to make Leicester’s number one goalkeeper Schmeichel his main priority.
The paper also claims Everton were considering a move for Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart, but don’t see as him as a realistic target and have turned their attention to Schmeichel as an alternative.
However, Everton may find it difficult to land the 29-year-old given the Premier League champions have no intentions in selling their No 1 and look set to offer him a new contract.
The Foxes recently signed former Manchester United keeper Ron-Robert Zieler, but Leicester want him to compete with Schmeichel rather than replace him at the King Power Stadium.
The Sunday Express, meanwhile, claims Koeman is keen on bringing Southampton shot stopper Forster with him to Goodison Park.
The England keeper recently signed a new deal with Saints to the summer of 2021, but the paper claims he has been left frustrated by the imminent departure of Koeman.
Long-term No 1 Tim Howard left Everton this summer, while it is claimed Koeman only sees Joel – who finished the season as the Toffees’ first choice – as back-up.