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Everton transfers: Fabrizio Romano confirms cash offer on table to sign international striker

Stade Reims forward El Bilal Toure

Fabrizio Romano has given an update on Everton’s chase for their third signing of the summer, with a move for an international striker firmly on the cards.

The Toffees landed their second new addition on Sunday when former Tottenham loanee Arnaut Danjuma arrived on loan from Spanish club Villarreal for the season.

The Netherlands international follows veteran defender Ashley Young through the door at Goodison Park.

And it now appears that Everton boss Sean Dyche has switched his focus to getting another central striker on board.

Indeed, Romano stated that, despite being strapped for cash, the Merseysiders have offered money to sign Almeria frontman El Bilal Toure.

The Sky Sports Italy journalist claims that the offer is the same as what Atalanta have put on the table for the 21-year-old forward.

Negotiations will now continue for the Mali international as both clubs aim to sign him before as soon as possible.

Romano tweeted: “Understand Atalanta and Everton have offered same amount to Almería for El Bilal Touré. Deal on. Negotiations will continue this week on both player and clubs side.”

Dyche wants more striker depth

Dyche wants Bilal Toure on board as competition for the injury-plagued Dominic Calvert-Lewin especially with Neal Maupay set to follow Ellis Simms out the exit door.

Toure has scored 18 goals in 91 club career appearances, including seven in 21 outings for Almeria last term – one of which came in a famous victory over Barcelona back in February.

He also notched five times in 15 caps for Mali and is considered a strong presence in attack who also has enough pace to get in behind opposing defenders.

Everton will be hoping to get the player on board before their Premier League season opener at home to Fulham on August 12.

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