Everton should make a move to sign Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse this summer, should Sean Dyche keep the Blues in the Premier League.

Everton’s top-flight safety has not yet been resolved, though the Toffees currently reside outside of the bottom three with just two games remaining.

Southampton meanwhile are officially relegated to the Championship, and will likely lose their ‘sensational‘ captain Ward-Prowse in the summer.

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Indeed, should Everton avoid relegation this season, the 28-year-old England international would be an ideal signing as Dyche looks to rebuild the Toffees through another period of transition.

Belgium international Amadou Onana, who only arrived at Goodison Park last summer in a £35m deal from French side Lille, has been linked with a departure after just one season on Merseyside.

Linked with the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle, it seems unlikely that the 22-year-old will remain at Goodison Park long-term, and will likely follow recent high-profile departees, such as Richarlison after his £60m move to Spurs and Anthony Gordon who left for Newcastle in a £45m move.

Meanwhile, Abdoulaye Doucoure’s contract at the Blues expires in the summer and though there is an option to extend it for another year, the situation remains unresolved.

Everton cinching signature of Ward-Prowse would be a summer coup

Consequently, it appears there may be a midfield reshuffle at Everton this summer, and a signing of the calibre of James Ward-Prowse would no doubt excite the Goodison crowd.

A dead ball specialist with eight goals and three assists in 36 Premier League games for the Saints this season, Ward-Prowse is without doubt one of the most consistent midfielders in the division.

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Indeed, Everton fans are all too familiar with the 28-year-old’s capabilities, scoring a superb free-kick at Goodison Park back in January as Southampton beat the Toffees 2-1.

The England international has been linked with the likes of Spurs, Aston Villa and West Ham United, according to the Daily Mail, but Everton should try to tempt the midfielder to Merseyside, should they stay in the Premier League.