Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands has played down reports linking the Premier League club with moves for Eredivisie stars Hirving Lozano and David Neres.
PSV Eindhoven winger Lozano was strongly linked with a move to Goodison Park before the World Cup last year, but opted to remain with the Eredivisie champions.
A year down the road, the Mexican star is being linked with a move to Merseyside again, with Everton an obvious link due to Brands’s prior role as sporting director at PSV.
Neres’s name, meanwhile, has cropped up in connection with the Toffees after starring for Ajax, according to Toffee Web.
Reports have linked him with a switch to France or Spain but he is said to prefer the Premier League.
Everton's Brands has denied having made any contact with either Lozano or the Brazilian wide man.
“That always happens during this period,” the Dutchman said of the speculation.
“Then I read Neres, then I read Lozano, you name it. But we have no contact with these players.
“The fact that you can spend money means that you have to be much more careful.”
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