Everton are eyeing up a Ł2 million summer swoop for Orlando City striker Cyle Larin, according to The Sun.
The 21-year-old has been tracked by Toffees scouts following two successful seasons, netting 32 goals in Major League Soccer under former Blues midfielder Adrian Heath.
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The Canada international would arrive at Goodison Park as a replacement for want-away talisman Romelu Lukaku, following the 23-year-old’s refusal to commit his future to the Merseysiders.
Larin has started this campaign in the same vein as his previous duo, notching three times in the Lions’ opening two fixtures and the Ontario-born youngster’s signature would continue Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s philosophy of signing and developing young talent.
However, they may be challenged for the MLS hot prospect as Turkish giants Besiktas have also shown interest, with captain Atiba Hutchinson recommending his international team-mate to boss Senol Gunes.
The prolific forward is also being monitored by Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Brighton & Hove Albion, but it is thought the Everton hierarchy are confident Larin can produce in England’s top flight.