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Everton could be set to raid champions Leicester

Talent-spotter Walsh could be on his way to Goodison Park

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Everton are reportedly looking to lure Leicester’s head of recruitment Steve Walsh as the club’s new director of football.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Everton have held talks this week with Walsh, who hasn’t joined up with the Leicester squad on their pre-season training camp in Austria and reportedly hadn’t been seen around the club for days.

Walsh is widely credited with discovering and recruiting Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N'Golo Kante - three players central to the Foxes’ remarkable Premier League title victory last season.

New Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is keen to recruit a director of football as part of his management restructure at Goodison Park.

New manager Ronald Koeman has worked within such a structure before and is happy to work with a director of football once again.

The Toffees failed to lure Monchi from Sevilla earlier this summer and it seems they have now identified Walsh as their next prime target.

Everton would have to pay sizeable compensation to Leicester as Walsh only signed a new contract at the King Power Stadium six weeks ago.

That is unlikely to deter Everton, however, with Moshiri willing to invest significant sums to reshape his backroom team.