By Alex Stevens
Everton have made contact with Crystal Palace about signing Yannick Bolasie, according to a report.
The Mail claim the Merseysiders have enquired about the Congo winger and have been told Palace’s valuation of the player is around £30million.
It is said the Palace hierarchy are keen to fend off interest in Bolasie by placing a high price tag on the former Bristol City man.
Bolasie has been the outstanding attacking player for the south Londoners since Alan Pardew arrived at Selhurst Park in January 2015.
New Everton manager Ronald Koeman is keen to bolster his squad with new additions following the team’s 11th placed Premier League finish last season.
Everton have been active in the summer window but have yet to fully flex their financial muscle provided by new major investor Farhad Moshiri and have only signed Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa and Maarten Stekelenburg on a free from Fulham.
However, the Merseysiders have lodged an £18million bid for Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone, and are still hoping to complete a deal for Swansea captain Ashley Williams.
The Mail claim Kone travelled down to Merseyside in anticipation of a move being agreed on Monday night, though a deal between the two clubs has not yet been reached.