Everton put in a very disappointing performance against Southampton on Saturday, which has dented their European push even more after a poor run of results in recent times.
The Toffees will still remain hopeful that they can finish in the top seven this season, with any potential transfer moves this month possibly being the deciding factor.
Interestingly, it looks as if the Merseyside club are set to make a big-money swoop in the near future, as according to The Sun (20/1; page 67) (via HITC), Everton are preparing to make a move to sign Michy Batshuayi permanently.
Everton are planning to make a £40 million bid for the Belgian international during the next week after a change of plans.
It’s thought that Marco Silva had hoped to sign the forward on loan with a view to a permanent move at the end of the current campaign.
However, it now looks as if the Toffees are looking to secure his services permanently, with a £40 million bid being prepared.
Michy Batshuayi, who is valued at £27 million (by Transfermarkt), hasn’t really done enough this season to warrant a £40 million price tag. Indeed, the forward has only managed to find the back of the net on three occasions, so the Toffees would have been better off looking elsewhere.
The Belgian could turn out to be the next Cenk Tosun at Goodison Park, with the Toffees lining up a big-money bid for the striker who has been as disappointing as the Turkish international this season.
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