Decision expected in a couple of days as Everton pushing for £34m third summer signing

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Everton have secured Arnaut Danjuma on loan and Ashley Young on a free transfer. The Toffees are now in talks to convince Almeria striker El Bilal Toure to sign for EFC and become the third summer signing.

Everton have added depth in the full back area with Young and also addressed the attacking woes to a certain extent with the loan deal for Danjuma. The versatile Dutchman is capable of playing anywhere across the front line which gives Sean Dyche plenty of options to play with. However, the lack of goalscorers needs to be addressed as the Toffees need a traditional striker in the team.

34 goals in 38 games isn’t a boastful tally and EFC need to improve that. Lack of goals was one of the main reasons why EFC landed in the relegation mess. The Toffees need to have a reliable goalscorer other than Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a number of players have been targeted.

Everton in advanced talks to sign El Bilal Toure

EFC have missed out on Victor Boniface as the Nigerian striker has signed for Bayer Leverkusen. The Toffees have also failed to sign Moussa Dembele on a free transfer after the player agreed to a move to Saudi Arabia and EFC were in no condition to match the financial offer of Al Ettifaq.

America’s Bilal Toure has remained on Everton’s list for a long time now. Contrasting reports have circulated with one report claiming that the Malian striker has an offer on the table from Everton whereas another report suggested that Atalanta would be successful in signing the 21 year old.

According to Sky Sports editor Alan Myers, EFC are now in advanced talks with Bilal Toure, however, the Malian is also talking with Atalanta. A decision from Bila Toure is expected in the next couple of days as EFC eye their third signing of the summer. The Merseysiders continue to push for Bilal Toure but Atalanta are also in the race.

The 21 year old had an eye-catching season with Almeria, where he netted seven goals in 21 La Liga appearances. He is adept in a single striker role and has impressive holdup qualities which would work well in Sean Dyche’s system. Bilal Toure has a release clause of £34 million and given EFC’s fragile economic conditions it is unclear that that how will Everton complete the deal.

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Will EFC win the race for El Bilal Toure?