With the club set to appoint Frank Lampard as new head coach following a chaotic search for Rafa Benitez's replacement, the Everton hierarchy are turning their attentions to landing reinforcements before Monday's deadline.
And Van de Beek is now emerging as a target for the Toffees heading into the closing hours of the window.
Negotiations between Palace and United are said to have been positive, raising hope at the south London club that a deal - which would be one of the most eye-catching of the window - is possible. But they are now in fight with Everton to sign Van de Beek.
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