Everton among three Premier League clubs ‘in transfer fight’ for £13m Championship striker
Everton are one of three Premier League clubs in a ‘transfer fight’ for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz, according to reports.
The striker had a stint at Man Utd as a young player but made his professional debut for Nottingham Forest.
After an initial loan spell, Brereton Diaz signed for Blackburn on a permanent basis in 2019 for around £7million.
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The 23-year-old has enjoyed a sensational season in 2021/22. He scored 22 goals in 38 outings for Rovers.
Brereton Diaz also changed allegiance to play for Chile. He has scored four goals in 13 caps since last year.
His contract at Blackburn is due to expire in 2023. The sun brings that Everton, Leeds and AFC Bournemouth are “in a three-way transfer fight” to sign him.
It’s worth noting that no official bids have been placed for Brereton Diaz and teams across Europe are also interested in him.
Sevilla, Real Betis and Valencia have reportedly ‘registered their interest’ in him. Blackburn are ‘seeking a fee of around £13million’ for the striker.
Somewhere else, Everton are reportedly ‘keeping a close eye’ on Adama Traore’s Wolves situation as they consider making a £20million move, according to reports.
It’s expected to be a busy transfer window at Goodison Park as they seek to attract new faces and keep hold of in-demand players such as Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
According to Football Insider, Wolves winger Traore is one of Lampard’s summer targets.
Everton ‘remain interested’ after initially considering the Spaniard as a potential replacement for Richarlison and are ‘keeping his situation closely’.
Toffees director of football Kevin Thelwell is a fan of the player and brought him to Molineux for a club record fee in 2018.
Wolves are said to be open for sale this summer to raise funds for the transfer window. Traore is believed to be worth around £20m which ‘should be enough to secure a deal’.
The 26-year-old winger spent the second half of this season on loan with Barcelona, who had the option of signing him permanently for £30m.
Despite a positive start at Camp Nou, Traore fell down the pecking order under Xavi and the La Liga club opted against the permanent signing.
He’s provided four assists and failed to score in his 17 appearances for the Blaugrana.
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