Everton make move for Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, agent says

• 'It is true Everton came forward', player's representative claims
• Everton have already signed Antolín Alcaraz from Wigan

Toby Alderweireld's agent has claimed Everton have registered their interest in signing the Belgium international from Ajax.

The 24-year-old central defender, who is also under consideration by Liverpool and last month rejected a move to Norwich City, was monitored by Everton's new chief scout Kevin Reeves in the Dutch Super Cup final at the weekend.

Everton's manager, Roberto Martínez, has signed one defender in Antolín Alcaraz this summer but wants another addition with doubts over the Goodison Park future of John Heitinga.

Alderweireld's value has dropped to around £6m having entered the final 12 months of his contract with Ajax. His agent, Soren Lerby, said: "It is true that Everton came forward for Alderweireld. Though there are other concrete directions, Toby must now look at which team he finds the most challenging."

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