Southampton’s Koeman makes decision over Everton approach

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has agreed terms with Everton and it is now up to the respective clubs to agree a compensation package, according to Voetbal International.

The Toffees parted company with Roberto Martinez after an underwhelming campaign in 2015-16 and have identified the Dutch trainer as their number one choice to replace the Spaniard at Goodison Park.

There have been contrasting reports over Koeman’s train of though behind a move to Merseyside, but it now appears that the former Feyenoord boss is taken on the idea of joining Everton.

The Goodison Park outfit have a new wealthy owner and are expected to splash the cash this summer, which could well explain Koeman’s desire to join them.

The Dutch coach led the Saints to sixth place last season and could feel like he has taken the St Mary’s Stadium outfit as far as he can.

Koeman has one year remaining on his contract with Southampton, with the clubs needing to agree on compensation before he can be unveiled as Everton’s new manager.