After the confirmation that Juventus have moved to complete the re-signing of Moise Kean, Everton are once again being linked with a number of strikers.
The story of Kean’s return to Italy broke yesterday and the Toffees’ are apparently due to receive around £25 million for the Italian forward.
Getting some extra cash in for a player whose time at Goodison Park was a total failure and represented a microcosm of everything wrong with Everton over the last few years, is certainly of some potential help for the cash-strapped club.
Now, inevitably, the media is full of fresh stories about possible strikers who the Blues’ might be interested in signing.
Several of these players are names we have heard of before in the endless speculation that surrounded the Toffees’ during the January transfer window.
One of them is Southampton’s Che Adams. According to Football Insider Everton are reigniting earlier interest in the Saints front man, assuming they are not relegated.
Adams was one of the plethera of forwards who the media claimed were on the Blues’ radar during the recent transfer window.
As the search for striking reinforcements became more and more desperate with the days ticking by, Everton were linked with a late move for the Southampton player.
They of course, ended up signing no one in a disasterous final deadline day.
The Scottish forward is hardly prolific but he would provide more of a direct centre-forward who offers a physical presence a little bit like the permanently injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The other striker mentioned is a Championship player Chuba Akpom. The Middlesbrough forward is also a player metioned again as a potential target.
Akpom has notched 21 goals this season so far with the North East club and he is a very similar player to Adams in terms of his strengths.
It is hard to know if he would be able to replicate that sort of form in the much more testing environment of the Premier League. Maybe we will find out?
All this though is pretty much idle media talk and speculation, but assuming Everton do survive then recruitng the right sort of forwards will be essential to escape this relentless cycle of failure.