Rumour: Everton Plotting Move for Kasper Schmeichel

kasperschmeichelEverton are monitoring the availability of Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The goalkeeper is thought to be one of a number of names on manager Ronald Koeman’s list of marquee transfer targets.

Schmeichel is alleged to have a £17 million release clause fee in his current deal at the King Power Stadium – a fee that the Blues could pay, given their new found wealth.

However, Everton could be rebuffed in their advances if Schmeichel decides to stay with the Foxes, and help his side in their first Champions League campaign next term.

Leicester qualified for UEFA’s major continental competition after defying the odds to lift last season’s Premier League title.

And the Toffees, who would be able to offer Schmeichel a substantial pay rise should he move to Merseyside, may have to look elsewhere for goalkeeping reinforcements.

Koeman has already drafted in 33-year-old shot stopper Maarten Stekelenburg to bolster his goalkeeping ranks ahead of the new season.

The Netherlands international joins Joel Robles in the 53-year-old’s first-team squad following the departure of veteran keeper Tim Howard.

But Koeman is keen to add an experienced, established number one as he begins to rebuild Everton’s lopsided squad ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Schmeichel joined Leicester from Leeds United in the summer of 2011, and has gone on to amass 220 appearances for the East Midlands outfit.

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Tom Power is a 28 year old trainee journalist and assistant editor of NSNO.

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