Everton to continue recruitment in key area with stunning swoop for Selecao ace

According to reports from Deporte Valenciano, Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves has emerged as a transfer target for Everton.

The Toffees have already signed one shot-stopper this summer in Fulham’s Maarten Stekelenburg, who worked under Ronald Koeman on loan at Southampton last season.

But seemingly unconvinced by understudy Joel Robles, Koeman appears to be targeting another goalkeeper following former No.1 Tim Howard’s departure to MLS side Colorado Rapids.

Indeed, Deporte Valenciano claim Everton are eyeing Valencia’s Diego Alves, who has made 143 appearances for the Mestalla outfit since signing from Almeria in 2011.

Injures reduced the 31-year-old to just 13 La Liga outings last term but he’s still rated as one of the top goalkeepers in the Spanish top flight, having represented Brazil on eight occasions.

The Spanish publication suggest Alves and Valencia are both prepared to part company this summer, despite his contract not expiring until the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

However, the Spanish side’s valuation of the 6 foot 2 goalkeeper remains to be seen.