It is reported by Olé in Argentina that not only Everton, but a Bundesliga club also want the Uruguayan.
De la Cruz, 22, has been linked with Borussia Dortmund but it is understood that they are NOT the interested German side.
It isn’t the first time De la Cruz has been linked with a big move to the Premier League.
If Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to land De la Cruz, he will have to pay the €22m release clause.
River will not accept a cut-price deal as the player’s former club, Liverpool Montevideo, own 70% of the player’s rights.