West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon could be on his way to Everton after The Sun revealed the Toffees’ interest in the Venezuelan.

The Goodison Park outfit may face competition for his signature, though, with Merseyside rivals Liverpool also reportedly keeping tabs on the powerful hitman.

The Sun state that an Everton bid in excess of £15 million may be enough to tempt the Midlanders to sell, particularly given that he has less than 18 months remaining on his current contract.

However, the player is said to be happy at the Hawthorns and is not actively seeking a move.

Rondon was at his bullying best as the Baggies took a point away from Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon and his performance seems to have left an impression on Everton boss Sam Allardyce.

The former Zenit Saint Petersburg star was also involved in the major talking point of the match as Toffee James McCarthy broke his leg following an accidental collision between the two.

The Everton midfielder tackled his South American adversary as he was about to take a shot and the forward caught his opponent on the follow through, leaving him in agony on the turf.

Rondon was in tears after he saw the damage to McCarthy’s leg and immediately signalled the referee to stop the play.

Despite not having been especially prolific since arriving in England back in 2015, the 28-year-old is a handful for defenders and can be effective in holding up the ball and allowing midfielders to get up and support the attack.

Rondon would not replace the goals of former Everton hitman Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United in the summer, but his physical presence up top is not dissimilar to that of the Belgian and he could be key in unlocking the potential of new arrival Cenk Tosun.

The Toffees have a break this weekend after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool at the third-round stage earlier this month but return to Premier League action on Wednesday against Leicester City.



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