Everton have set sights on Serie A to find a striker and have three specialists in their crosshairs, although it won’t be easy to sign any of them. The Toffees have reached out to Atalanta to probe Duvan Zapata. Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic and Udinese’s Beto are also on their shortlist.
Per Sky, La Dea might indeed part ways with the Colombian. However, the Premier League side asked for him only on loan so far. Instead, they’ll consider only an outright sale. They recently turned down a €15M bid from Sevilla for Jeremie Boga. He has been on a tear following the World Cup break.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, it’ll be more challenging for Everton to come to terms for Beto and Arnautovic. Udinese want €25M for their top scorer. Bologna deem the Austrian veteran untouchable. They resisted bids from big teams during the summer.
The Brazilian marksman could indeed depart the Friulani in the near future, probably at the end of the season, but only to join a side that plays in Europe or compete for it. There will be plenty of suitors in the summer, starting with Fiorentina, Calciomercato informs.
Our Take on Everton Shopping in Italy
Serie A doesn’t lack decorated strikers, and they’ll find fertile ground if they are willing the spend, even though their current position doesn’t make them an alluring destination. The main problem is to find somebody that is expendable or easily replaceable. Considering Rasmus Hojlund’s explosion and Atalanta pivoting toward their youth, Zapata is the most attainable objective. Instead, Bologna and Udinese would have major trouble substituting their aces so late in the window.
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