Everton could plot £44m Udinese double transfer raid as club director makes realistic claim

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After failing to sign a single player in the winter transfer window, Everton are already working on identifying targets for the summer transfer window. Some players who were targets in January could re-emerge in the summer. The udinese duo of Rodrigo Becao and Beto has been touted as transfer targets in the winter transfer window.

The Toffees were desperately looking to sign a striker in the winter transfer window. Everton’s goalscoring woes meant that the Toffees had landed in relegation troubles as they were one of the lowest scoring sides in the Premier League. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay were under firing and had managed just two league goals between them.

Everton were linked with at least half a dozen strikers with names like Duvan Zapata, Marko Arnautovic, Viktor Gyokeres and Iliman Ndiaye getting regularly associated. Udinese striker Beto was also linked multiple times throughout the window.

Everton could eye Udinese duo of Rodrigo Becao and Beto in the summer

New boss Sean Dyche has done a remarkable job to get two wins out of three games but goalscoring is still an issue. Calvert-Lewin continues to struggle with a hamstring problem and Maupay has failed to impress. Ellis Simms has shown promise but is still inexperienced to lead the frontline week in week out. Dyche will demand a striker in the summer transfer window and Everton could revisit the Beto file.

The Toffees made an offer for the 25 year old striker but a bid was rejected by Udinese. Udinese’s technical director Pierpaolo Marino has also admitted that they rejected a sizeable bid for Beto last month but it could prove to be difficult to keep the 25 year old beyomd this summer.

"We want to return to amaze as we did at the beginning of the season. We have every intention of making the most of the work done in setting up this team. It is clear that for Becao and especially Beto the club – and we thank you for this – has renounced a huge offer that arrived in the last days of January to keep him here, but it will be difficult to do so in view of next season. Even if in the end someone like De Paul stayed longer than expected due to the requests he had, he made two renewals. (via Sport Witness)"

The Toffees continue to follow Beto closely and a deal could be struck between €25 to €30 million in the summer. Beto has scored seven goals in 23 Serie A appearances and is attracting interest from a number of clubs.

Everton have also been loosely linked with another Udinese player, Becao. The centre back was first linked to Everton last summer and the links followed in the final days of the winter transfer window too.

With Yerry Mina’s contract expiring in the summer and Conor Coady’s loan deal expiring, Everton could rekindle their interest in Becao in the summer. Becao was also understood to have a price tag of around €20 million but no club paid that amount.

Udinese technical director Marino has made a realistic claim that keeping stars like Becao and Beto beyond this summer will be a tough task as a number of teams would circle for their services and Everton could be one of them.

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