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Koeman eyes a double swoop for Ramirez and Klaasen

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman makes Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klassen top transfer targets.

Everton has scouted both players recently and they could get Ramirez for a mere £5million whereas Klassen will cost around £20million for the Toffees

Ronald Koeman has been given the license by the board to open talks for these two players he has scouted personally last week.

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The Everton manager watched Sandro with the Everton football Director, Steve Walsh and were thoroughly impressed by the striker’s performance this season.

The 21-year-old forward has scored 14 goals this season after joining from Barcelona. They had the clause of moving to a bigger club in future when he moved to Malaga. The clause will allow Sandro to leave Malaga for just £5m. Malaga manager, Michel has admitted that the free-scoring forward is in demand.

Michel also added “We cannot keep him if he doesn’t want to continue. He is crucial, but so are others.We can’t do anything more than all the efforts we have made, and all we have to do is wait for his decision.”

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Koeman had a talk with the player’s agent Gines Carvajal after the match and got to know that Sandro has refused a new contract offered by Malaga. Sandro left Barca ahead of his 21st birthday and now he is looking to get back to that level.

Koeman then travelled to his country, Netherlands to watch Ajax captain Davy Klassen taking charge against Lyon in UEFA Europa League semifinal. He has been informed that the midfield maestro will cost around £20m.

There has been a lot of speculations that Klassen is set for a move away in the summer after leading Ajax to Europa League triumph.

Klassen has bagged 20 goals for Ajax this season and has finally cemented his place for the Dutch national side as a dynamic number 10. Ajax is aware that Klassen could leave this summer and has set up a price tag of £20m for the midfielder.

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Koeman will look to meet the price tag as he is searching for replacements of Ross Barkley, who will be sold in the summer if he refuses to sign a new contract.

Klassen admitted that he has not made a choice yet and will look to concentrate on the current season. His reply when he was asked about a move away from Ajax in the summer was “You know the rumours are occasionally about, but I always find it difficult to answer. The season is still running and I have not made a choice yet.”