Everton eye £7m January move for Belgian winger

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Nacer Chadli is one of FC Twente's key players. Last week, he scored a vital goal and made an assist as the Dutch giants returned to the top of the table after beating Heracles Almelo 3-2.

Having impressed in the Eredivisie this season, the Belgian winger thinks it is time to move on.

Last summer, Chadli was linked to Fulham but a move never materialised. Now, the 23-year-old is seriously considering a new challenge overseas, as he looks to join one of Europe's elites.

In the game against Heracles, Chadli did nothing to arrest his burgeoning reputation, as he demonstrated his skills and put in a match winning performance.

Chadli is currently in the last year of his contract with FC Twente, and the Belgian winger looks almost certain to leave Steve McClaren's side when his deal comes to an end next summer.

Speaking to Dutch magazine Voetbal International, Chadli has stated that he is ready for a move. A number of his international teammates play for big clubs such as Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City, and Chadli believes he has what it takes to make the grade in a more competitive league.

"When I play against them I have the feeling they are not better than me," said Chadli.

Chadli has been with FC Twente since 2010, having joined from AGOVV Apeldoorn. He scored 29 goals in 108 games for the 'Tukkers', with such form attracting interest from Fulham, Benfica, AC Milan, Malaga and Everton.

A fee in the region of £7million is rumoured to be enough to tempt Twente in to parting with one of their most prized assets, with Everton reportedly set to step up their interest in the winger.

The Daily Mirror have reported that Everton want to re-unite the Belgian international with fellow countrymen Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas.

Chadli has been scouted on several occasions by the Toffees, and it is hoped that his close friendship with Fellaini - who shares the same Morrocan roots as the winger - is likely to make any potential move more attractive as Chadli considers moving abroad.

If Everton want to buy Chadli during the next transfer window, they may have to sell another key player in order to generate the necessary funds to make this move happen.

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