The Toffees have entered the chase for the Manchester United star’s signature in a decisive way, with Frank Lampard keen to have him at Goodison Park.


Crystal Palace have been working on a deal for Van de Beek, but despite it having been claimed to be 90 per cent done, he is tipped to be Everton bound.



Palace may now have to turn their attention to another midfield target before the transfer window shuts.


Van de Beek is keen to make sure he is playing regular football in the second half of the season.



The former Ajax man failed to convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to hand him more game time and he has not made an impression on the Norwegian’s successor, Ralf Rangnick.


Joining Everton will plunge Van de Beek into a relegation battle in the Premier League.



The Toffees are in trouble at the wrong end of the Premier League table following a woeful run of form.