Everton are interested in Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal and could make a move for him this summer, according to RMC Sport.

The Algerian attacker is out of contract with his boyhood club at the end of the current campaign and has resisted the Ligue 1 side’s efforts to extend his stay in France.

Everton are expected to splash the cash before next season, with Ronald Koeman hoping to propel the Merseyside outfit towards a top-four tilt in 2017-18.

The Toffees have had issues in wide areas this term, with Yannick Bolasie injured and Gerard Deulofeu farmed out to AC Milan.

With the Spain international looking increasingly likely to leave Goodison Park for good this summer, Ghezzal looks like a ready made replacement.

The Algerian is part of a sublime young Lyon side that has pushed its way into the Europa League semi-finals, with the African attacker a regular starter for the French team.

Given that Ghezzal will be available on a free transfer, his capture could well be a shrewd move by Koeman and Everton.


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