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Everton linked with Michy Batshuayi transfer move

Everton have found scoring goals particularly difficult at times throughout their latest Premier League campaign.

With just seven league games left to play this season, the Merseyside club have only been able to hit the back of the net 34 times.

In terms of which players have or haven’t contributed to the rather disappointing number of times that Everton have been able to bag, one player that hasn’t had his name on the scoresheet all that often is Salomon Rondon.

Since arriving at Goodison Park back in the previous summer transfer window, the £3.6m-rated striker has only scored one league goal in 16 appearances.

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And, with the summer window now just around the corner, it seems as though the Toffees could be looking at bringing in a player that has some experience of scoring in the Premier League.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from TEAMtalk, Everton are one of the clubs interested in making a move to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer.

Chelsea signed the Belgian in a deal worth £33m back in 2016 from French club Marseille.

Since then, the striker has made 77 appearances for the west London club across all competitions, scoring 25 goals in the process.

The 28-year-old dubbed a “beast” has been on numerous loan spells during his time as a Chelsea player, including two with Crystal Palace.

Bye-bye Rondon

His latest loan spell has seen the Belgium international spend the season in Turkey with Besiktas – where he’s been in hot goalscoring form.

With 28 league appearances to his name, the £69k-per-week centre-forward has found the back of the net 14 times.

Having been labelled by Lampard as a player who “loves scoring goals,” Batshuayi could well be a better attacking option for the Toffees than Rondon in terms of being a regular goal threat.

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Taking all of this into account, if Chelsea are willing to negotiate a cut-price deal for the attacker in the summer, Everton should definitely explore the possibility of getting him to Goodison Park, especially if they cut ties with their Venezuelan dud.

However, with the report claiming the other clubs such as Wolves, Southampton, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United are also interested in the striker – as well as teams in Spain, Italy and Germany – the Toffees could have a challenge securing his signature.

AND in other news: Everton plot bid for “unplayable” £29m “force of nature”, he’s like “an express train”

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