Hamburg chief Oliver Kreuzer has confirmed interest in Everton striker Nikica Jelavic.

He claims the Toffees have expressed a willingness to do business.

Kreuzer told Hamburger Morgenpost: "He is a great player. I know him very well. I wanted to get him out of Rapid Vienna and to Graz in 2010 before he went to Rangers. That transfer only just failed.

"We have been offered an opportunity. We will deal with it."