By Harvey Byrne
Everton are lining up a stunning deal to bring Wesley Sneijder to the club from Galatasaray, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim that Ronald Koeman wants to make his fellow contryman one of his first signings since being appointed.
Sneijder, who left Ajax for Real Madrid in 2009 in a £20million deal, is said to have a release clause as low as £5million and the Goodison Park club are looking to strike a deal for the Dutchman.
Koeman worked with the Holland international during his time at Ajax and believes he could fit into his new-look Everton side.
Despite the low transfer fee Sneijder’s wages are expected to be high, but the Toffees have not made it a secret that they have a club-record transfer kitty going into the summer which has been widely reported as being £100million.
Some reports in Turkey have even suggested the Merseyside club have already held early talks with Galatasaray about doing a deal this summer.
The Utrecht-born midfielder has represented his country in 121 encounters, scoring 29 goals, and the 32-year-old has scored five goals and provided ten assists in his 40 appearances across all competitions in the recently completed domestic season.
In other Everton news, Kieran Dowell has become the second youngster this week sign a contract with the Toffees.