PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano is set for a summer move when he completes his return from a knee injury, according to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf.
They report that PSV are set for a hugely lucrative summer and Mexican international Lozano is expected to leave the club, after a season which has seen him score 17 goals and lay on 11 assists.
But despite Everton director of football Marcel Brands having connection with the Dutch club, who are his former employers, he has said the Toffees haven’t bid – and won’t.
According to NOS, via Goal, Brands said: “That [players being linked] always happens during this period. I read about Neres, I read about Lozano. You name them, but we have no contact with these players.”
Lozano has followed up an outstanding World Cup with a fantastic season and is the kind of exciting, versatile, young player who would fit perfectly into Marco Silva’s style.
The form of Bernard and Richarlison maybe means that a new winger is not at the absolute top of the Toffees’ wishlist, but Lozano would undoubtedly add a new dimension, fresh energy and goal threat to a side who needs to kick on.
Brands’ reluctance to swoop appears to come from the expensive mistakes Everton have recently made in the transfer market, but the report says Lozano could be available for a shade over the 34 million euros (£29m) PSV got for Memphis Depay back in 2015.
That wouldn’t be an awful deal – so it remains to be seen if Brands is bluffing.