Report: Everton make final decision in pursuit of Newcastle man

By Coral Barry

Tim Krul’s move to Everton is dead in the water after the Toffees decided to go with Maarten Stekelenburg instead of the Newcastle goalkeeper, according to a report.

Everton confirmed the arrival of Stekelenburg from Fulham last week after Ronald Koeman was heavily linked with a bid to lure his fellow Dutchman back into the Premier League.

Reliable Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder has now revealed that Krul’s proposed transfer to Everton is off the cards after the Toffees initially registered an interest in the 28-year-old.

Krul spent a majority of the season in the treatment room after tearing his cruciate ligament on international duty in October.

The stopper gave an update on his injury comeback on Wednesday tweeting a picture of himself as he returns to training and nears full fitness for the new season.

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In other Everton news, Koeman has convinced his top target to snub interest from Chelsea and Italy and become a Toffee.