Transfer Talk: Toffees target Dennis as Richarlison replacement
Everton have identified Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis as their primary transfer target should Richarlison leave the club this summer.
Brazilian striker Richarlison, 25, has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, leaving the Toffees searching for a ready-made replacement.
Dennis, 24, scored 10 goals and provided six assists in the Hornets’ doomed Premier League campaign in which the Hertfordshire club finished 19th last term.
The Mail say the Nigerian will now be allowed to exit Vicarage Road and the Championship outfit have valued the seven-cap international at £20million.
That price tag is likely to prove acceptable to the Merseysiders as they seek to rebuild Frank Lampard’s squad to avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation battle.
Star man Richarlison, who has notched 53 strikes in 152 appearances during his four-year spell with the Blues is set to depart however with Spurs his likely destination.
Antonio Conte’s summer has started brightly, with three players already arriving to the club in Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster.
Richarlison would help reinforce Conte’s attacking options, as he seeks to add support for Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son with the North Londoners preparing to compete on four fronts next term thanks to their Champions League qualification.
In other news
Manchester United are not losing hope in their pursuit of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the Red Devils confident that Barcelona will lower their £73m asking price.
According to the Guardian, Erik ten Hag is prioritizing the signing of his former player but is resigned to missing out on Ajax defender Jurrien Timber.
The same outlet report that West Ham are closing in on the purchase of Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd, with the two clubs having agreed a £29.8m fee.
Lastly, the Mail understand Chelsea are considering adding Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar to a potential swap deal that will see Romelu Lukaku return to the San Siro.