Everton lining up €30m offer for AC Milan attacker; Kean swap mooted

Date published: Sunday 24th January 2021 1:09 - Robert McCarthy

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Everton are reportedly lining up a move for a Serie A attacker in the closing days of the January window, as Carlo Ancelotti looks to bolster his forward line.

Italian outlet Calciomercato (as cited by Sport Witness) reported in Saturday evening that the Premier League outfit were weighing up a move for AC Milan forward Rafael Leao.

The report adds that the Toffees have a €30million offer on the table, with the window set to close on February 1.

However, they may end up disappointed as Calcio claims Milan would want a ‘much higher’ fee.

The Serie A giants are currently in a fight for the title and do not want to lose one of their top assets.

Rafael Leao joined Milan in 2019 from Lille but struggled during his initial spell at the San Siro.

However, this season he has scored 14 times in Serie A, scoring five times and adding another four assists.

If Milan maintain their current stance then a January move is probably unlikely, with a summer swoop more feasible.

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There has even been talk of a potential swap deal involving Moise Kean, who is currently starring on loan at PSG.

Ancelotti is on the hunt for more goals, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin not scoring in six games. Richarlison has also notched five times this season.

Ings also on Everton radar

Leicester and Everton have reportedly joined Tottenham in the race to sign Southampton striker Danny Ings.

Ings is a man in demand after showing his qualities for Southampton over the past few years. He was the second highest scorer in the Premier League last season and has seven goals this season.

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His form has put a transfer on his mind. Southampton only have him under contract for 18 months and Ings is now considering his options.

The former Liverpool striker feels ready for another attempt at a bigger club. His stint at Anfield was disrupted by injuries, so he had to leave to get his career going again.

That he most certainly has done, and with his injury troubles behind him, he is ready for another chance.

There have been rumours of a move to Tottenham, who are looking for more options in attack. Jose Mourinho has refused to comment on the speculation.

However, they are not the only potential suitor. According to 90min, Leicester and Everton also admire Ings. Read more…

 

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