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Everton midfielder transfer could be confirmed today

Davy Klaassen will not play in Toffees friendly tonight

Bury v Everton - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images

There have been a lot of rumours surrounding the future of Everton attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen, but it’s starting to look like his nightmare at the Toffees is almost over.

German outlet Kreiszetung say Werder Bremen are looking to replace Thomas Delaney with Klaassen who left the club for Borussia Dortmund this summer. Unconfirmed reports today say that Klaassen might actually be in Bremen right now undergoing a medical, with a view to a deal being announced later today.

The Dutchman has had a torrid time of it at the Blues since a high profile transfer last summer for £23.6m from Ajax Amsterdam on a deal until 2022. He wasn’t able to crack the starting lineup regularly with his countryman Ronald Koeman in charge and ended up relegated to the depths of the squad.

The €15m transfer fee (including add-ons) would be about half of what the Blues paid for the player, but in the spirit of what Marcel Brands is trying to do in reducing payroll it is a significant reduction with Klaassen’s £70,000/week going off it.

Everton play Blackburn Rovers in a preseason friendly later today and sources close to the club say he won’t be in the squad today, likely confirming the rumours that he is in Germany currently.

Additionally, another German outlet, Kicker (via SportWitness) are claiming the Bremen manager skipped training on Tuesday to meet with the player, while current player Niklas Moisander was a teammate of Klaassen’s at Ajax Amsterdam and recommended him -

“I hope Davy comes in. He’s a very good player for in the #8 position, who could fit in well with our system.”

That didn’t quite work out for the Blues in the Premier League, but we certainly hope he does well in the Bundesliga.