Everton are being linked with a summer swoop for Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech.

According to claims from Italian news outlet Calciomercato, the Toffees are interested in signing the Morocco international from Ajax as he continues to impress in the Netherlands.

Ziyech was linked with Everton two years ago, during his tenure with FC Twente. He has since gone from strength to strength following his big move to Ajax.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport

In 31 Eredivisie appearances this season, the 25-year-old has found the net on eight occasions. He has also chipped in with an impressive total of 13 assists for his teammates.

Valencia, too, are touted by Calciomercato as potential suitors for Ziyech and it seems Ajax could struggle to retain the playmaker’s services when the summer transfer window comes around.

Everton are likely to make moves for a number of different targets this summer as they aim to break back into the European qualifying spots next season.