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Koeman turns attention to former Dutch protege as he seeks Everton reunion - report

By Dominic Toner

Ronald Koeman is eyeing up a move for Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi, according to a report.

The 24-year-old is admired by Koeman who attempted to bring him to Southampton during his management spell on the South-coast.

Portuguese publication O Jogo claim that the new Everton manager is prepared to use a portion of his £100million transfer kitty to take Martins Indi to Merseyside.

Martins Indi joined current club FC Porto for £6.54million in 2014 and is just shy of 50 appearances for the Portuguese giants.

He started his career at Dutch outfit Feyenoord where he made over 100 appearances for them.

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Ex-Feyenoord manager Koeman made Martins Indi a regular starter, and is now keen on a reunion.

He has also enjoyed success at national level with Holland, finishing third place in the 2014 World Cup.

Martins Indi featured six times during the tournament and was a key component alongside central-defensive partners Ron Vlaar and Stefan de Vrij.

The defender is currently contracted with Porto until 2018 and was an important player for them last season making 34 appearances in all competitions.

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