Koeman to make World Cup finalist bid as Everton step up summer rebuild - report
By Harvey Byrne
Ronald Koeman is eyeing a move for goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, according to a report.
Merseyside publication The Liverpool Echo claims that the Dutch manager is ready to bolster Everton’s goalkeeping options with the 2010 World Cup finalist goalkeeper.
The 33-year-old, who has one year remaining on his Fulham contract, spent the 2015-16 season under Koeman on loan at Southampton and the Blues boss wants to bring him to Goodison Park.
The London club are looking to offload the former Roma man and it is believed that Everton could sign him for less than £1million.
It is reported that Keoman believes the Holland international can provide competition and adequate back-up to the new number one he is planning to sign this summer.
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The former Southampton manager first worked with Stekelenburg when the two of them were at Ajax between the years 2001-2005.
The experienced goalkeeper joined the Saints on a season-long-loan last summer to cover for the long-term injury of first choice keeper Fraser Forster.
The former Monaco shot-stopper starred in 25 encounters for the south coast club and conceded just 30 goals.
The ex-Ajax keeper has represented his country 54 times and was Holland’s first choice at the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championships.
In other Everton news, Chelsea are set to rival the Toffees for Axel Witsel.