Rumour: Everton Linked With £20m for Leicester’s Schmeichel

kasperschmeichelEverton have been linked with a summer move for Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel once again, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that the goalkeeper is believed to be one of Blues boss Ronald Koeman’s top transfer targets.

And Everton will have to pay at least £20m to prise Schmeichel away from the King Power Stadium this summer.

Leicester are keen to tie Schmeichel down with a new contract after he helped them win their first ever league title last season.

However, the Mail believes that the 29-year-old could be swayed into heading to Merseyside due to the ambitious project that Koeman is heading.

Leicester would be loathe to lose their number one goalkeeper, but the club could be powerless to stop Schmeichel in joining N’Golo Kante in departing the Premier League champions.

Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has handed Koeman a £100m transfer war chest to strengthen his first-team squad ahead of the new campaign.

And Koeman has earmarked the goalkeeping position in his starting eleven as a potential weak link at Goodison Park.

The Dutchman has already drafted in Maarten Stekelenburg to bolster the Toffees’ goalkeeping ranks to provide competition for Joel Robles.

It is understood, though, that Koeman wants a third keeper to keep his other two senior shot stoppers on their toes.

Schmeichel joined Leicester from Leeds United in July 2011 for £1.4m.

The Denmark international has risen through the divisions with the East Midlands outfit, featuring 220 times in all competitions and keeping 73 clean sheets in the process.

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

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