Everton are interested in signing Allan Saint-Maximin from Newcastle United, according to The Sun.
Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti reportedly monitored the progress of the 22-year-old during the Magpies’ 3-2 FA Cup win against West Bromwich Albion last week.
Everton have improved since the Italian was appointed as their manager and there is no doubt that they will be looking for a top four finish in the league next season.
In order to achieve that, the Toffees tactician will have to make some adjustments to his squad, which will include having to bring in a few new faces.
During the first half of the season under Silva, Everton looked like they could be set to take part in the relegation dogfight.
They now find themselves 11 points adrift of the top four and could potentially be playing European football next season if they manage to string together some good results between now and the end of the season.
Saint-Maximin has been one of the best performers within Steve Bruce’s squad this season and has so far scored two goals and recorded one assist from 18 Premier League games for Newcastle.
Due to Financial Fair Play rules, Ancelotti may have a limited budget to work with next summer.
Toffees players Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are being linked with elite clubs throughout the world and if Ancelotti may be able to make some big signings if one or both of the duo are sold.
Newcastle fans will hope the St James’ Park side can hold onto Saint-Maximin, with the tricky winger showing glimpses of brilliance this term.