Everton already have plenty of cover at centre-back but concerns over Ramiro Funes Mori’s knee problem means the Toffees are considering adding to that position.
That is according to the Daily Star Sunday, who claim Everton are serious about Van Dijk.
Southampton are determined to keep Van Dijk this summer and have slapped a £60million price tag on his head.
They have already threatened to go to the Premier League and complain about what they believed was an inappropriate approach from Liverpool.
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Van Dijk to Everton [DAILY STAR SUNDAY]
Liverpool remain interested in the Dutchman as manager Jurgen Klopp seeks a new centre-back before the season starts.
Klopp is ready to sell Mamadou Sakho but needs a replacement lined up before a deal for the Frenchman can be concluded.
The Daily Star Sunday claim Everton were interested in Van Dijk back in January.
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But the 26-year-old suffered a knee injury late in the January transfer window that effectively postponed a viable move away from St Mary’s until the summer.
Their reformed interest comes as Saints line up a move for Alaves’ Moroccan defender Zou Feddal, who is available at a cut-price £2.6m fee.
Feddal also has Valencia and Real Betis eyeing his signature, with Alaves unable to prevent the player leaving if his release clause is triggered.