PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano is attracting interest from Everton – and the Toffees are relying on the director of football Marcel Brands to seal the deal, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Lozano is considered to be one of the best players in the Eredivisie and has scored 11 goals in 18 appearances this season in all competitions for the Dutch side.
The Mexico international joined PSV in June 2017 from Pachuna, signing a six-year contract, and found the back of the time 19 times in 34 outings last campaign.
His performances have attracted interest from Everton and they are hoping that Brands – who left the Dutch top-flight side to move to Goodison Park in the summer – can poach the winger from his former club.
Lozano himself is understood to prefer to move to Spain over the Premier League but the Toffees hope their director of football, having been involved in bringing him to the Netherlands while working for PSV, will be successful in persuading the Mexican to come to join the Merseyside club.
Brands had a positive summer transfer window by convincing Barcelona trio Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes to head to Goodison Park.
The Daily Star has suggested that PSV want around £60million for their prized asset with Lozano having another five years to run on his current deal.
Everton are up to ninth in the Premier League following their 3-1 over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday as a brace from Richarlison and a Seamus Coleman strike give the Toffees all three points.
Marco Silva’s side has won four of their last five matches but face a Chelsea side on Sunday who have yet to lose a Premier League game this season.