Everton fans have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern during the international break after seeing the Toffees make a poor start to the season.
Ronald Koeman’s side went down 1-0 at home to Burnley last time out to suffer a fourth defeat of the campaign, leaving them 16th in the division and a far cry away from the seventh place they managed last term.
No wins in their Europa League group stage campaign either has raised the pressure immeasurably on manager Koeman, who faces a pivotal month ahead if he is to remain as the Toffees chief, starting away at Brighton on Sunday.
Part of their problem has been scoring goals, they’ve managed just four in the league so far, and it appears that they are looking at Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost as the answer to those troubles, as per The Sun.
The 28-year-old bagged a remarkable 34 goals in just 31 Primeira Liga games for the Portuguese heavyweights last season, a tally which was 15 goals higher than the next highest scorer in the division.
And with four goals in eight games already this time round, the Dutch international continues to underline his incredible credentials in front of goal, the sort of credentials Everton could do with in a bid to arrest their slump.
And should the Toffees indeed seal a deal for the £14.4 million-rated star (as per Transfermarkt) in the New Year, here is how their frontline could look come the close of the winter transfer window…