Everton look set to make a change up to their strike force in January, but sorry toffee fans, Jermaine Beckford is not the man heading for the exit door.
James Vaughan appears to be the striker leaving Goodison Park for good as the pacy youngster, currently on-loan to Crystal Palace, has caught the eye of Leicester’s new boss, Sven Goran Eriksson.
The Swede appears to liken the 22-year old to a younger Darius Vassell and with the original not looking anything like the England striker of old, despite only being 30, Sven might be tempted with the possibility of bringing in the possible ‘Vassell Mark II’ for as little as £500,000
Meanwhile, with the failure of Jermaine Beckford to adjust to the Premier League as of yet, David Moyes is on the lookout for a striker proven at a higher calibre of level than League One.
Maybe he hasn’t found one, because his interest has been heightened by a 25-year old Austrian called Marc Janko. Although Janko was a roaring success in the Austrian Bundesliga with Red Bull Salzburg with well over a goal every other game and even winning the golden boot in 2009, he moved to FC Twente in the summer and hasn’t continued at anything like the same pace, failing to score in the Champions League for them either.
When you consider that the bare minimum that Twente would accept for the target man would be £5m , considering that they paid around £3.5m just six months ago to Red Bull to acquire the striker.
What the Austrian captain would offer Moyes however is a big physical presence at around 6’6 to take even more heat off the likes of Fellani and Cahill to win aerial battles both from set-pieces and in open play.
Maybe as Coyle gets Bolton putting the ball on the deck, Everton are going to put it in the air?