Everton look to boost goalkeeping stocks with Marseille’s Steve Mandanda

Following Tim Howard’s return to Major League Soccer, Everton are sounding out the prospect of signing French international Steve Mandanda to play between the posts.

The 31-year-old had been linked with a move to another Premier League side, Crystal Palace, but Mandanda’s representatives will now meet with Everton officials.

 

Mandana, who has won the Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year award four times (2007/08, 2010/11, 2014/15, 2015/16), is currently on international duty as part of France’s EURO 2016 squad.

His contract with Marseille expired at the end of last season meaning that there would be no transfer fee involved should he become Ronald Koeman’s first signing at Goodison Park.

RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi confirmed the story via his Twitter account, and a three-year deal is believed to be on offer.

Having debuted for the national side back in 2008, Mandanda has earned 22 caps to date.

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