By Alex Taylor

Everton target Wesley Sneijder has been punished for disciplinary problems at Galatasaray after picking up 10 yellow cards this season, according to a report.

Squawka citing Turkish outlet NTV Spor claim that the Dutchman’s representatives have met with the club’s management staff to warn him about his future conduct after issuing the player with a £1.85million fine.

The creative midfielder has just extended his contract with the Turkish giants up until the end of the 2017-18 season in a deal that includes a release clause of £6.3million.

The news of the player being at loggerheads with his club will be regarded as a boost to Everton as they eye a marquee player to lead the Toffees revolution at Goodison Park.

Everton have been monitoring the availability of the former Real Madrid star, 32, as they look to rebuild their faltering squad under new owner Farhad Moshiri and manager Ronald Koeman.

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Sneijder scored five goals and provided 10 assists in the 2015-16 season as his side finished a disappointing 6th in the Super Lig table.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are to tell Romelu Lukaku that he is not for sale after the striker reiterated his desire to play Champions League football.