According to reports on Italian news agency Tuttomercatoweb, Everton are said to be targeting a summer move Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, although they could face competition for his signature from AC Milan.
With Arouna Kone set to leave the club following the expiry of his contract, Enner Valencia returning to West Ham United after his season-long loan spell coming to an end and Romelu Lukaku’s future at the club looking more and more uncertain, Toffees boss Ronald Koeman knows he needs to sign attacking players this summer.
The 22-year-old, who can play as a secondary striker or on either wing, scored 16 goals and provided a further six assists in 34 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A outfit this season.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, but they aren’t confident that they have a chance to beat AC Milan to his signature, even if they are interested.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
He is the sort of player who would get a few goals and a lot of assists,a bit like Gerard Deulofeu
— Zachary Robb (@zachary_robb) June 6, 2017
Sp hes going to ac so lets move onto the next one haha
— Martin rigby (@MartinRigby14) June 6, 2017
— ToffeeNSNO (@ToffeeNSNO) June 6, 2017
would love this , but he will go ac milan absolutely no doubt
— mogsy (@mogs157) June 6, 2017
— Gareth Hunt (@Gazzabluenose) June 6, 2017
Milan will get him????
— Ben Stevens (@Benstevens08) June 6, 2017