Everton eye up Marko Arnautovic… but a move for Ziyech is unlikely

Everton want to sign TWO forwards this month with ex-West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic on their radar… but a move for Chelsea outcast Hakim Ziyech is now unlikely after Frank Lampard’s sacking as Toffees boss

  • Crisis-hit Everton want to sign attacking reinforcements in the January window
  • Ex-West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic, who is at Bologna, is a target this month
  • However, a move for Chelsea outcast Hakim Ziyech is now unlikely to happen

Everton are in the market to sign two forwards this month with the Toffees weighing up a move for Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic.

The crisis-hit Toffees are looking to turn their disastrous season around by bringing in attacking reinforcements this month as they look to beat the drop for a second successive campaign.

They are currently without a manager following the sacking of Frank Lampard earlier this week but club chiefs are keeping tabs on former West Ham forward Arnautovic, who currently plays in the Serie A.

Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic is on Everton’s radar as they look to bolster their frontline

The former West Ham and Stoke City striker currently has eight goals in 16 games for Bologna

The Austrian was a target for Manchester United in the summer but no move materialised. He currently has eight goals in 16 games for Bologna.

Everton hope the 33-year-old will be enticed by a move back to the Premier League along with the task of helping the club stave off relegation.

However, one player unlikely to be heading to Goodison Park is Hakim Ziyech.

However, one player that is unlikely to be heading to Goodison Park is Hakim Ziyech (left)

Ziyech was linked with a move to Everton but now looks to be off after Frank Lampard’s sacking

Chelsea are weighing up whether to let the Moroccan leave the club this month, given how he has played a bit-part role under Graham Potter.

His situation at Stamford Bridge saw Everton register their interest, with former boss Lampard a huge admirer of the winger.

But with Lampard now gone, a move for Ziyech appears unlikely.

The Toffees will be desperate to sign attacking reinforcements, given how they had their move for Arnaut Danjuma hijacked by Tottenham at the last minute, despite the Dutch winger passing a medical and agreeing to join them.

Anthony Gordon (left) is close to joining Newcastle, while Tottenham hijacked Everton’s move for Arnaut Danjuma (right) at the last minute in a huge blow for the struggling Toffees

They are also struggling to keep hold of Anthony Gordon, with Newcastle close to finalising a deal for the club’s academy graduate. 

Gordon, who has three Premier League goals to his name this season, has fallen a little out of favour at Goodison Park amid the team’s recent struggles.

Should Gordon leave, though, it would mean more gaps to fill in Everton’s attack. 

Share this article

Source: Read Full Article