Foxes star back on Everton radar according to former CEO Wyness

Keith Wyness claims the the Toffees could make a move for Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho this summer when his contract expires.
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City - Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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Speaking to Football Insider Wyness claims that Everton still retain an interest in the former Manchester City forward who they have previously been linked to in past transfer windows.

To be honest though that doesn't make him part of a very exclusive group as the Blues have been rumoured to be interested in a bewildering number of strikers over the last few years.

Iheanacho's contract expires next month and so he would potentially be available on a free transfer were the Toffees to consider a move for him.

Free agents are likely to feature heavily in this summer's transfer business - at least in terms of any players coming in - given the huge financial pressures the club are under.

As the crisis over the ownership continues with no resolution in sight, Everton are left in a position where quite apart from whether day-to-day costs can be met, it is a near certainty that a number of players out of contract will leave and others will have to be sold this summer.

Among them will almost certainly be Amadou Onana and possibly Jarrad Branthwaite too. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is also attracting attention and could also go if the offer is big enough as the club desperately try to balance the books.

Such a situation could leave Everton shopping in the bargain basement for fresh talent even if considerable sums are raised by some sales.

It is a truly dreadful mess and leaves Blues supporters and players in a state of limbo with the days counting down before the transfer window opens.

After another awful and very trying season, even worse than the previous two, such a scenario is the last thing the Toffees need.

There are a number of players available for free this summer, including forwards like Che Adams and potentially Iheanacho too.

Comparing these two and Adams is much the bigger goal threat with a total of sixteen goals in the Championship this season so far, while Iheanacho bagged only six himself.

At any rate if one or other were to join, neither are signings that are going to make the average Evertonian's heart flutter with excitement.

The problem is this increasingly looks like it will be the sort of player the Toffees are probably going to be signing this summer, unless something miraculous happens with the ownership. Given Everton's luck that seems unlikely.