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Everton plot £9m move for Lukaku replacement

Roberto Martinez is planning a £9million move for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 27-year-old Colombian has been a revelation for the La Liga side this season, and hit a double during their shock win over Real Madrid last week.

His form in front of goal this season has attracted interest from the Toffees, as well as other clubs in Spain, and Martinez is hoping the club can activate his £9million buy-out-clause.

The Everton boss has already begun planning for next season, and has been keeping a close eye on Bacca.

The Toffees may find they need to sign a striker as a priority this summer, with Romelu Lukaku’s loan move from Chelsea looking increasingly unlikely to be made permanent.

Bacca has been at Sevilla for less than a year, having signed from Bruge for £5million last summer.

However his impressive goal tally – 17 in all competitions – has seen his stock rise, and clubs around Europe express an interest.

Everton will consider themselves more capable of completing the deal, should they pip Arsenal to the final Champions League spot.

They face the Gunners at Goodison Park on Sunday, knowing a win will take them within a point of Arsene Wenger’s side with a game in hand.

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