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Everton make 'massive' offer for Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

  • Ronald Koeman to Everton transfer news continues
  • Dutch journalist says latest round of talks has been "positive"
  • Sky Sports and The Mirror indicate that Everton's offer to Southampton and Koeman could be "massive"

Money is reportedly no object as Everton are determined to succeed in their pursuit of Southampton manager Ronald Koeman according to the latest Everton transfer news via Dutch sources.


Marcel van der Kraan, a prominent Netherlands journalist with De Telegraaf, is convinced that the Toffees have "come out all guns blazing". 

Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez began his tenure at Goodison Park on the right foot, having performed well at Swansea City and Wigan Athletic. 

However, Martinez's effectiveness at the higher levels of Premier League ebbed this season, the Merseysiders started to return poor form and worse results and Everton finished in the bottom half of the table, with just 47 points from 38 games.

Their primary target Koeman, meanwhile, has - at St Mary's - demonstrated that there is life after the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Luke Shaw by steering the Saints into sixth place and a route into the Europa League next season.

"When Ronald made it clear that Southampton was his priority and that his heart was there, he wasn't going to go," Sky Sports News HQ quote van der Kraan to have said. 

"But, as happens more in football, sometimes when you say no the more they want you, and they have now come back in for him, and it looks very, very positive."

It is a tired cliche that 'money talks' but in this situation it may have spoken volumes as Sky Sports indicate that an offer to Koeman could be "massive" while the Mirror claim "money is no object" as Everton are determined to land their primary target. 

Though Koeman is the favourite to land the Toffees position, the club were also linked with Manuel Pellegrini, Frank de Boer, Unai Emery and David Moyes.


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Everton make "massive" offer for Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Money is reportedly no object as Everton are determined to succeed in their pursuit of Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, according to the latest Everton transfer news via Dutch sources.

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