Everton are in talks to sign Southampton striker Che Adams.
Everton are in talks with Championship club Southampton to sign Scotland striker Che Adams for £12 million.
Adams, 27, scored 25 Premier League goals for Southampton before their relegation in May, and he has two goals in three appearances this season.
Everton scored 34 goals in 38 Premier League games last season, finishing 17th and avoiding relegation on the penultimate day.
He would be Sean Dyche’s seventh signing of the summer.
Sporting Lisbon had already signed Ashley Young, Arnaut Danjuma, Jack Harrison, and young striker Youssef Chermiti for the Toffees.
Manager Sean Dyche, on the other hand, stated that the 19-year-old Portugal youth international “needs to get properly, Premier League fit” and would be astonished if he is “ready straight away.”
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Despite their limited funds, Everton were determined to bring in another striker to complement Chermiti, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out and Neal Maupay struggling to hit the net.
Everton were also interested in signing Adams’ teammate Kamaldeen Sulemana, although the move appears improbable due to difficulties in reaching an agreement with Southampton.
Meanwhile, Leeds United winger Wilfried Gnonto is still a target.
Everton have had two bids for the 19-year-old turned down and have told Leeds how much they are willing to pay for the Italy international.
Gnonto is refusing to play for Leeds United, where he is facing internal disciplinary action; he is now practising separately from the first-team group.
Manager Daniel Farke reiterated that Gnonto is not for sale and that his contract does not include a relegation release clause.