Goalkeeper transfer stories are usually thin on the ground but SuperDeporte in Spain have done a lengthy article today on Roberto Martinez falling in love with Levante's Keylor Navas. The regional newspaper is usually very good on news within the Valencia region and they say that Everton picked up their scouting of Navas toward the end of 2013 and continued into into 2014.
Not only that, they have asked scouts to form more detailed reports and requested information as regard to how the 27 year old Costa Rican is off the pitch. That, according to the newspaper, is how Everton are formulating a plan for a bid.
They're very fond of Martinez in Spain and have no doubt it is he who is pushing the deal. Tim Howard would be let go if the club managed to get Navas in. The American goalkeeper turns 35 in March but has a contract which runs until June 2016. Navas' current deal is a year shorter, ending in June 2015, and that presents the opportunity for Everton to get a good deal.
Navas is first choice for Costa Rica and will be appearing at the World Cup, should Levante not extend his deal or sell him then he'd be able to negotiate a free transfer with interested clubs just a few months after the Brazil tournament ends.
Sevilla, Atletico, Villarreal, Borussia Monchengladbach are also interested and SuperDeporte say Martinez is ready to got to war to get his man.
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