The agent of Juventus goalkeeper Neto has revealed that Premier League side Everton made an attempt to sign the Brazilian stopper over the course of the summer.

The Toffees parted company with long-serving custodian Tim Howard in the off-season and as such the Merseysiders were in the market for a new man between the sticks.

Dutch veteran Maarten Stekelenburg has been added and performed admirably so far, but the latest report states that Ronald Koeman’s men also had an eye on Neto.

The South American’s agent Stefano Castagna told Sport Witness that Everton were interested in his client but no deal was likely to have occurred as Juventus wanted to hold onto their player.

The 27-year-old starred at Fiorentina over four years before moving to Turin last year on a free transfer, where he is understudy to Bianconeri legend Gianluigi Buffon.

Everton were active in the summer window and their expenditure has driven positive results so far in 2016-17, with the Toffees collecting 14 points from their first seven Premier League games.

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