Everton still interested in Fer

Everton haven’t given up hope of signing FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer and are still monitoring the Dutch star’s progress according to the Daily Mail.

They were on the verge of signing Fer in January but the move fell through due to the midfielder’s constant knee problems.

Although Everton were disappointed at the time they stated that the asking price of £8m was too much for them to gamble on a player who might miss large sections of the season through injury.

However, their interest never waned and they could be back with a new bid in the summer. The Mail report that scouts watched the 23-year-old in action against Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.

Fer is full of respect for Everton but says he is currently focussed solely on FC Twente. He said: “It is still a fantastic club. But at the moment I am not thinking about it.

‘Only one thing counts right now: ending the season at FC Twente in a good way.’

However, when the season is over, it is likely that Fer would find it difficult to resist a move to the Premier League if Everton were to make another bid.