By 90Min
June 30, 2018

Everton midfielder Davy Klaasen could be used as a bargaining chip to bring Croatia international Domagoj Vida to Goodison Park this summer, according to reports in Turkey.


Dutch international Klaasen joined the Merseyside club last year in a €27m deal from Ajax, but the 25-year-old only made 16 appearances across all competitions under Ronald Koeman, David Unsworth and Sam Allardyce combined.

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Klaasen is now being tipped to leave the club this summer. Turkish outlet AMK Spor (via Sport Witness) have run with a story that suggests Everton only value their midfielder at as little as €13m, with the Toffees reportedly offering the Dutchman in a straight swap deal for Beşiktaş defender Vida.


It was claimed on Thursday that Everton had rivalled Leicester City in the race for Vida's signature by submitting a €13m to the Turkish giants. 


The Foxes then increased their initial offer to €14m for the 29-year-old defender, prompting Marco Silva's side to offer Klaasen in a straight swap deal.

Beşiktaş will be in the market for a new midfielder this summer after Anderson Talisca's two-year loan in Istanbul ended - the Brazilian, once a target of Manchester United, has since completed a deal to join Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande until 2019.

There is also some uncertainty surrounding the future of Oğuzhan Özyakup at Vodaphone Park, something which could make a move for Klaasen all the more appealing for Beşiktaş ahead of the new season.

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But the Black Eagles will likely drive a hard bargain this summer as they are already short of defensive options. Matej Mitrović has returned from a loan spell in Belgium, but Dusko Tosic has left Turkey this summer which leaves Vida and veteran defender Pepe as their only other recognised centre backs.

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