Everton have sounded out Sevilla for midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Estadio Deportivo says Everton have already registered their interest with Sevilla for the Croatia international and will soon deliver a concrete bid.

Rakitic's Croatia teammate Nikica Jelavic is well settled at Goodison Park and Everton can also expect a glowing endorsement from his national team coach and former Blues defender Slaven Bilic.