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Exclusive: Ball drops big claim over potential Everton target this summer

Former Everton star Michael Ball believes that the club may struggle to sign Denzel Dumfries this summer.

The Netherlands international has been in excellent form for his country at Euro 2020.

The right-back has scored two goals in two games, netting in the 3-2 win over Ukraine and the 2-0 victory over Austria, as they have sealed their qualification to the knockout stages.

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Dumfries has been with PSV Eindhoven since 2018 and has emerged as a regular for the Dutch club, playing 124 times in total and scoring 22 goals, while registering 34 assists.

Ball believes that plenty of clubs will be monitoring the 25-year-old amid his exceptional displays at the tournament and he has been linked with the Toffees.

He is valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt but Ball thinks that price will increase as clubs formalise their interest.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “Marcel Brands will obviously know a lot about him, he is a good player but with the teams that will probably be showing interest, it could be a bidding war for him if he has a good Euros, and maybe Everton could be priced out if he carries on the form that he’s in right now.”

Ball played for PSV between 2005 and 2007 and knows Dumfries well, having watched him closely across the past few seasons in the Netherlands.

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