Hodgson is looking to sure up the Eagles defence and is short of central defenders with the experienced Scott Dann still missing with a long-term knee injury.
The 25-year-old has been earning rave reviews in the Dutch top flight this term and a host of clubs in England and Spain are on red alert.
Everton were tracking the big central defender six-footer with a view to take him to Goodison Park in the summer.
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