Everton are interested in signing AFC Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, however, they might have to sell Idrissa Gana Gueye to finance a possible deal, according to a report by The Sun.
It is claimed the Toffees are keen on the England international and Marco Silva has identified him as the man to spearhead the attack.
The manager feels his Goodison Park squad is just a goalscorer short of being able to break into the Premier League’s top six and believes the 27-year-old is the man to help them find the back of the net on a more consistent basis.
It is no secret that Everton’s strikers have struggled in front of goal, with the likes of Cenk Tosun, Sandro Ramirez and Oumar Niasse all failing rather spectacularly when given the opportunity.
And, Wilson has shown that he can perform at the highest level of football, having scored 15 goals for Bournemouth this season, helping him to break into the England national team and earn a call up for the upcoming Nations League finals.
However, if Silva wants to bring the striker to Goodison Park, it appears that he may have to lose a star himself.
The Sun claim Farhad Moshiri has made it clear to him that the squad must first be reduced and Gueye could be one to make way.
A number of men, such as Ramirez, Niasse and Tosun will all be looked to be shifted on first, however, it is unlikely that there will be an enormous amount of interest in them and the Toffees may have to let their midfield ace go instead.
The Senegal international attracted plenty of interest from Paris Saint-Germain in January, however, Everton stood firm and continued to reject bids that came in for him on Deadline Day (Sky Sports).
The Toffees certainly need a striker (or two) to help them reach their ambitious aims and break into the Premier League’s top six, however, Gueye has been a vital member of the team over the last few years.
Whether losing their defensive-midfield ace in order to gain a striker that can find the back of the net will balance out remains to be seen, but it might just be worth the gamble.