Everton are the latest club to join in the race for Red Bull Leipzig attacking talent Emil Forsburg, according to the Daily Star.

The Sweden international has recently been impressing for his country at the World Cup, and has seen his stock rise accordingly over the month that he has been out in Russia.

His goal in the last 16 clash against Switzerland booked the quarter final clash against England, which the Swedes lost 2-0 on Saturday, a match that Forsburg played the entire 90 minutes in.

The winger, who can be used in behind the striker or in the centre of midfield, was seen as the Swedish talisman heading to the World Cup and his performances justified that hype, and showed why he has been a long time target of both Arsenal and Liverpool.

While their interest in the playmaker appear to have cooled, allowing Everton the opportunity to step in and potentially claim the attacker, the Toffees are not the only ones eyeing up signing the 26-year-old.

Italian giants Roma are also said to be interested in the Swede, who may come at a high price given that he only extended his contract with Leipzig recently.

Marco Silva knows that he needs to make a creative signing to account for the loss of Wayne Rooney, who recently completed his move to the MLS.

The Portuguese manager has been linked with a number of wide attacking players since taking up the Goodison Park hot seat, with the likes of Andre Carrillo and Hirving Luzano just two of the players they have been rumoured to be interested in.

Whether Leipzig will allow Forsburg to leave for Everton without the Bundesliga outfit claiming Ademola Lookman from the Toffees in exchange remains to be seen, but with Silva keen to keep the England starlet, if that is a term of any move then the Merseyside outfit could be forced to look elsewhere.


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