Goodison side still keen on Dutch midfielder.
Everton are set to make a renewed summer bid for FC Twente’s Leroy Fer according to The Daily Mail.
The Goodison side were thought to be close to signing the Dutch midfielder during the January transfer window, but a deal is rumoured to have fallen through after a problem with one of Fer’s knees resulted in a failed medical.
That was flatly denied by Twente who claimed Everton wanted to change the terms of the deal at the last minute but it seems the two clubs are ready to sit round the negotiating table once more to thrash out a deal for the player.
Twente are unlikely to settle for less than the £8 million agreed in January but Everton are likely to seek a structured deal that would see full payment subject to Fer fulfilling certain performance clauses.
Everton are keen to bring in midfield reinforcements with Belgian Marouane Fellaini set to depart the club come the summer. The beanpole player has made clear his attention to leave the club as he looks to play Champions League.
That could pave the way for the arrival of Fer who is reportedly still keen on a move to the club.
‘It [Everton] is still a fantastic club. But at the moment I am not thinking about it. Only one thing counts right now: ending the season with FC Twente in a good way’, said Fer.