Everton make proposal to €11m winger but player green lights move to Serie A

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Everton have added Arnaut Danjuma and Ashley Young to their squad this summer and are in the process to sign Youssef Chermiti from Sporting. The Toffees are still determined to sign a winger to bolster their wide options and the name of FC Basel winger Dan Ndoye has floated in the Everton news feeds.

Everton signed Danjuma on loan from Villarreal and his arrival gives Sean Dyche the liberty to tweak his forward line. The Dutchman can play anywhere across the front three but is more potent when playing on the left flank. EFC have Dwight McNeil and Demarai Gray, although the future of the latter remains in doubt as the Jamaican remains linked with Crystal Palace and Fulham.

The Merseysiders have myriad of options on the left flank but are scarce on right wing. Alex Iwobi is the only player who has managed to put in effective performances on the right wing. EFC need another winger who is comfortable on the right flank and can make a difference playing on the right side.

Everton made an offer for FC Basel winger Dan Ndoye

According to journalist Luca Bendoni, Everton are interested in FC Basel winger Ndoye. The 22 year old is also attracting interest from other sides. The Toffees submitted a proposal for the Swiss winger but the player is not in favour of moving to the Premier League at this stage of his career. Instead, Ndoye would prefer an intermediate step of moving to Bologna, who are another interested party. In fact, Bologna have reached an agreement with Basel worth €11 million including add-ons for the 22 year old winger.

Everton’s offer has been rejected as the player has also agreed to a move to Italy and is eager to work under Thiago Motta at Bologna, as per Gianluca Di Marzio. Basel have not yet accepted the transfer as they are taking their time to find a replacement for the Switzerland right winger.

Ndoye scored seven goals and provided five assists last season and had been on the radar of several clubs. EFC have identified the areas that need strengthening and are working on transfers, which is a step in the right direction. However, it remains to be seen, if the Toffees manage to secure their transfer targets amid the financial constraints.

Everton have also been linked to Brazilian winger Tete, who is a free agent after terminating his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk. Tete is being courted by a number of clubs and it remains to be seen if EFC can beat the competition.

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