Everton are now monitoring Salernitana forward Boulaye Dia ahead of January, according to reports from Italy.
The Lowdown: Dia selected by Senegal
The Senegal attacker, who was named in Aliou Cisse’s 26-man squad to represent his country at the World Cup, is currently on loan at the Arechi Stadium from Villarreal, with an option to buy included for £10m.
Premier League clubs West Ham and Leeds have both previously been credited with an interest in the striker following an impressive start to the season, and it now looks like two more English top-flight teams have entered the race for his signature.
The Latest: Everton eyeing Dia
The Merseyside outfit have the 26-year-old in their ‘sights’, and whilst Salernitana chief Danilo Iervolino would ‘try to resist’ approaches, he is aware that it ‘won’t be an easy task’ to keep hold of Dia should a club in European competition come forward for him.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Dia’s valuation is likely to increase given his recent performances in Qatar, but having been dubbed ‘magic’ by Usher Komugisha, this is a deal that Everton shouldn’t think twice about trying to complete.
Frank Lampard’s side are just one point above relegation zone, so attacking additions should certainly be a priority in the winter market, and Dia would appear to be the perfect candidate to make Everton a deadlier outfit with a greater capability of securing vital wins.