Everton eyeing impressive forward after Bolasie deal, £30m valuation an issue

Everton are keen on Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic, but the Serie A side’s £30m demands are seen as way too high, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Toffees have been active in the transfer market after a slow start over the course of the past few weeks, adding the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams to their ranks before announcing a big-money £25m swoop for Yannick Bolasie earlier today.

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And it seems that the Merseysiders’ work is not yet done, with reports claiming that Kalinic is a target.

Everton are understood to have made an approach for the Fiorentina ace, but their initial hopes of a £15m, plus add-ons, deal being enough have been hit by La Viola’s £30m price-tag.

This sum is seen as too high by the club’s director of football, Steve Walsh, who was a fan of the 28-year-old while working at Leicester.

Kalinic has already played in England, enduring a difficult spell with Blackburn between 2009 and 2011, but he’s been far more lethal since at both Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine and Fiorentina.

 


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