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Sport Everton offer €15m in deal to sign World Cup semi-finalist

17:06  10 july  2018
17:06  10 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Everton propose swap deal in bid to land World Cup star

  Everton propose swap deal in bid to land World Cup star Everton have reportedly lodged a bid to sign Domagoj Vida from Beskitas that would see Davy Klassen move in the opposite direction. According to reports from AMK Spor, as cited on Sport Witness, the Toffees are keen to land the Croatian defender this summer. The Turkish side are also keen to sign Klaassen, who has failed to impress since his move to the Premier League. It was previously reported that Besiktas were hoping to land the Dutch midfielder on loan, but this could open the opportunity for them to sign him on a permanent deal. There have been doubts over Klaassen’s long-term future at Goodison Park for some time and Marco Silva could look to sell this summer as he puts his own stamp on the Toffees squad. Everton have been linked with moves for Vida throughout the World Cup, with the 29-year-old putting in a number of impressive performances to help Croatia top Group D. There is also thought to be interest from Leicester, who are keen to sign Vida this summer.

Sign in. My account. Quiz: World Cup semi -finals. Who scored penalties? Who were the beaten semi - finalists at the first World Cup in 1930?

30%. 43% Forty of the 92 players left in the World Cup play in England: 23 from England, 11 from Belgium Which of the semi - finalists has a Celtic player in their squad? England. Belgium Dedryck Boyata, who signed for the club back in 2015, played every minute for Belgium in the group stage.

Everton have reportedly offered Besiktas €15 million in a deal to sign Domagoj Vida this summer.

According to T24, the Toffees are looking to step up their interest after it was revealed that local rivals Liverpool are not in the running to sign the Croatian defender.

Previous reports had suggested that both Liverpool and Everton were interested in signing the player who has impressed at the World Cup in Russia.

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The defender’s performances in Russia have sparked interest from a host of clubs in Europe, but the Turkish side are reportedly holding out for a fee closer to €30 million.

Everton lodge enquiry over deal to sign Ligue 1 defender

  Everton lodge enquiry over deal to sign Ligue 1 defender Everton have reportedly lodged an enquiry over a deal to sign Ramy Bensebaïni from Rennes this summer. The Toffees are out to add more defensive quality to the ranks ahead of next season and according to claims from France, as reported by GFFN, Bensebaïni has emerged as a target. Twitter: Everton & Stuttgart have made enquiries for Rennes defender Ramy Bensebaïni https://t.co/PzwouL8hbC (@GFFN) It’s believed that, along with Everton, Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart have also expressed an interest in signing the defender, who enjoyed a good season in Ligue 1 last term. The 23-year-old has often been lauded for his ability to play in a range of different positions across the back four but is widely perceived as a central defender. Bensebaïni made 29 appearances in Ligue 1 last season and impressed many with his displays, with Everton evidently being among those keen. The Toffees have not yet made a summer signing, but it seems they are focusing on defensive additions at this moment in time, with reports indicating that they will also submit a bid to sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic.

Sign in/up. It is noticeable that of the semi - finalists , Croatia have the most players born outside the country they represent, with 15.4%. That makes it the most ethnically diverse squad to represent England at a World Cup – a fact not lost on their manager.

They would have to splash £25million for the winger as he recently signed a new deal with German club RB Leipzig. Everton transfer news: Forsberg starred for Sweden in this summer's World Cup . They have already had a £12m offer rejected for the winger who scored five times for the Bundesliga

Vida is set to play against England on Wednesday night for a place in the World Cup final.

There had been some suggestions that he would be banned by FIFA for the game after he was filmed dedicating the victory to Ukraine following conflict between both Croatia and Russia.

Russia v Croatia: Quarter Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport Russia v Croatia: Quarter Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

West Ham have offer rejected for Liverpool target Vida .
Liverpool target Domagoj Vida has been the subject of a €22m offer from West Ham. According to Aksam, via Sport Witness, Besiktas have turned down West Ham’s opening bid for the defender. The report claims that Besiktas are looking for a fee in the region of €25m for Vida, following his performances for Croatia at the World Cup. Vida was a key cog in Croatia’s side as they reached the final of the World Cup for the first time in their history – going on to lose 4-2 to France in Russia. Aksam claim that Vida wants to leave Besiktas and has told the Turkish giants of his ambition to play in the Premier League next season. Liverpool are yet to make an official approach for Vida, with Jurgen Klopp possibly eyeing other targets. Everton have also been previously linked with a move for the defender, but have also not yet made an offer.

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