Everton are reportedly in the race to sign River Plate attacking midfielder Gonzalo Martinez.

Marcelo Simonian, who represents Martinez, has reportedly been across Europe recently as he looks to explore potential destinations for his client, with a move to the Premier League under consideration.

Martinez, 25, made 18 starts for River Plate last season in the top-flight of Argentine football and enjoyed a solid campaign. He chipped in with six goals and also contributed with a further three assists.

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Everton are named by Calciomercato.it as one of several clubs to have eyed up Martinez as a potential target this summer, with the race for his signature seemingly hotting up.

The report indicates that Martinez could be an obtainable target for most clubs in the top tiers of European football, too. In his contract at River Plate, the playmaker is believed to have a release clause worth just €15m.

Everton are yet to make a signing this summer but according to Calciomercato.it, Martinez is certainly a player who is on their radar.