Everton eye double swoop on deadline day as they and Southampton have £22m bids accepted for Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, while Toffees also open talks with free agent Andre Ayew
Everton and Southampton have had £22million bids accepted for Rennes’ Kamaldeen Sulemana, with the Toffees also in negotations to sign Andre Ayew on a free transfer.
New Toffees boss Sean Dyche is keen to rectify the relegation-threatened club’s struggles in front of goal by adding a forward in January and the club is in talks with 33-year-old forward Ayew after he cancelled his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd.
The Premier League side face a race against time to get the experienced striker registered before the transfer window closes on Tuesday, while Ayew’s Ghana team-mate Sulemana is set to decide between Everton and Southampton on Tuesday.
Everton are pursuing a deal to bring free agent Andre Ayew (right) to the club in January
Ayew, formerly of West Ham and Swansea, represents a reliable attacking option for Everton
New Everton manager Sean Dyche (above) is keen to bring in more attacking reinforcements
Ayew, formerly of West Ham and Swansea, offers a cheap and reliable goalscoring alternative for Everton with a lack of recognised strikers available to the club.
The Ghanaian attacker scored 21 goals in 89 appearances during his various spells in the English top-flight.
Everton look set for a hugely busy deadline day finale after also rivalling Southampton for Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana and Sheraldo Becker at Bundesliga side Union Berlin.
Sulemana could move to England after Everton submitted their bid to the Ligue 1 outfit, although face competition from fellow strugglers Southampton who have also made an offer.
Rennes’ Ghanaian forward Kamaldeen Sulemana is the subject of bids by both Everton and Southampton
Everton also want to try and bring Union Berlin’s Sheraldo Becker in during the transfer window
The relatively unheard of Becker has scored seven goals in 18 appearances so far during Berlin’s rise to second in the German top-flight.
Southampton, who also want Sulemana, made an offer to pay the £26.4m buy-out clause of Sporting Braga forward Vitinha, 22.
Rennes have decided to accept offers of around £22million from both clubs for Sulemana. The Ghana international, 20, will decide today.
Everton have also launched a £45m offer to sign midfielder Conor Gallagher from Chelsea
Everton are in need of additional attacking potency following a dreadful season so far, languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table and appointing Dyche in an attempt to save the club from relegation.
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is a top target for Everton, who have submitted a £45m offer the England star.