Everton are reportedly now eyeing up a move to sign Armando Broja after a deal for James Tarkowski is wrapped up.
The Lowdown: Tarkowski medical
The Athletic have reported that Tarkowski is having a medical at Goodison Park ahead of a free transfer from Burnley.
He is expected to sign once his contract expires at Turf Moor and become Frank Lampard’s first summer signing, then the Merseyside club can concentrate on other business as the window progresses.
The Latest: Broja eyed
As per The Daily Mail, Lampard’s and Co are now eyeing a move for Broja, after he returned to Chelsea from his loan spell at Southampton last season.
However, they will face competition from West Ham United, Newcastle United, Napoli and Inter Milan, and he could cost in the region of £25m.
The Verdict: Sign
Broja has proven that he can handle the Premier League, with six goals and one assist last season (Transfermarkt) despite being just 20 years of age in a struggling Saints side.
Hailed as ‘dangerous‘ by Ralph Hasenhuttl, and a player with ‘incredible pace and strength‘ by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, the six-foot-three colossus certainly has all of the attributes to thrive in the top flight, and the Toffees can provide him with that platform.
Nonetheless, with the fierce competition for his signature, the Blues would do well to snap him up.
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