Everton ‘in front row’ to sign £66.5 million former Chelsea man

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Everton will be looking to strengthen their attack in the summer as signing a striker remains priority after the January transfer window fiasco that saw the Toffees not sign a single player. AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham is on Everton’s shortlist and the Toffees could launch an ambitious attempt to sign the Englishman this summer.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury struggles have left Everton without a focal point in the attack. The Englishman has missed more than 50% of the games this season because of injuries and is still a doubt for Everton’s clash against Brentford. His absence is severely hurting the Toffees’ goalscoring as the Blues remain joint lowest scorers of the Premier League.

Manager Sean Dyche has given Neal Maupay and Ellis Simms opportunities to lead the attack but the duo has not impressed or staked an unprecedented claim for the starter’s role. The former Burnley manager even deployed Demarai Gray in the central role against Nottingham Forest. Gray did do a decent job but he is not a traditional striker and the vacuum for such a player has been existing for a long time.

Everton eye AS Roma forward Tammy Abraham

Everton’s first and foremost job is to secure Premier League football for next season as they are still very much in a relegation fight. The hopes of survival have definitely increased since Dyche taking over the reins at Goodison Park but the job is far from being done.

If the Toffees get to the summer transfer window without getting relegated, Dyche will aim to overhaul the squad and reinforce the weak areas. EFC are drawing up options for the striker’s role and Abraham seems to be on the shortlist.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma could look to sell Abraham in the summer. Goals aren’t coming easily for Abraham this season as he has netted just six goals in Serie A this term. He’s worked hard in games, but the killer touch is missing that gives the goals. Roma needs to make some capital gains in the summer and would consider offers for Abraham.

Everton and Aston Villa are reportedly ‘in the front row’ for the former Chelsea striker’s services. However, the asking price slapped by Roma will certainly deter Everton’s hopes of landing the 25 year old. The Giallorossi have set a price tag of £66.5 million on Abraham.

Given Everton’s financial perils, it is next to impossible for them to spend such a big amount unless certain player sales are made. Even if Everton are one of the frontrunners in the Abraham chase, a transfer to Goodison Park doesn’t seem feasible at this point.

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