By Harvey Byrne

Ronald Koeman wants to bring Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves to Everton, according to a report.

Spanish publication Deporte Valenciano claim that the Dutch manager wants to bring the Brazil international to Goodison Park this summer.

The shot-stopper suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the recently completed season, meaning he only managed 13 appearances in Spain following his return to the starting line-up in February.

However, he proved that the injury was behind him with a series of consecutive starts for Valencia prior to the season’s end.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper has played in 237 La Liga encounters for Valencia and Almeria during his time in Spain keeping 54 clean sheets in the process.

The vastly experienced Brazilian has also been capped 9 times for his country since making his debut in 2011, but was not part of the South American side’s recent Copa America squad.

With the departure of the long serving Tim Howard from Everton this summer Koeman has been keen to add to his goalkeeper options and has already brought in Maarten Stekelenburg and young goalkeeper Chris Renshaw.

Spanish goalkeeper Joel Robles, who featured in 24 games for the Goodison Park club during the 2015-16 season, is also still at the club.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are in pole position ahead of West Ham to sign Spanish right-back Jesus Gamez.