The Dutchman is set to be named Toffees boss
Ronald Koeman wants to make Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster his first signing, with the Dutchman set to be named Everton boss next week.
In what has been a rather drawn out process, the former Ajax boss is set to be named as Roberto Martinez’s replacement, after the Spaniard was sacked at Goodison Park last month following a disappointing season for the Toffees.
And the 53-year-old has already outlined one man he wants to bring with him to Merseyside this summer, in Saints ‘keeper Forster.
The England ‘keeper is currently on international duty with the Three Lions at Euro 2016 in France, so any deal will not be able to be discussed between Everton, Southampton and the player, until he returns.
Forster was sidelined during the first half of the season, due to injury, but returned to guide the Saints up the table and keep six clean sheets in 18 Premier League matches.
But it could be a double blow for the Saints, who brought the 28-year-old in from Celtic, who are trying to find the perfect replacement for Koeman.
The Dutchman had admitted he was happy at St Mary’s Stadium, but new stakeholder Farhad Moshiri tempted the Saints boss to move north west and try to guide the club into the Champions League.
Koeman will be given £100 million to spend on improving his Everton squad this summer.