Everton want Ben Brereton Diaz and may now be just £3million away from striking a deal with Blackburn Rovers.
The Toffees are desperately chasing attacking reinforcements before the transfer deadline.
In truth, Frank Lampard needs one, two, maybe even three new signings in the final third to really take Everton forward.
Selling Anthony Gordon would give Everton a nice transfer kitty, but he would need to be replaced.
Everton haven’t yet replaced Richarlison following his move to Tottenham Hotspur, and Toffees fans want to see money reinvested into the attack.
A number of names have been linked with Everton of late but links to Blackburn Rovers hitman Ben Brereton Diaz appear to be gathering pace.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon reported on Wednesday that Everton were closing in on signing Brereton Diaz.
The Times now claim that whilst Blackburn want £15million for Brereton Diaz, Everton are only willing to pay £12million as things stand.
That means Everton are just £3million away from securing a deal for Brereton Diaz, and they will now hope to reach an agreement with Blackburn in the coming days.
Brereton Diaz, 23, was outstanding for Blackburn last season, racking up 22 goals and three assists in 37 Championship games.
The Stoke-born Chile international has enjoyed a quite remarkable rise, and a Premier League move has been rumoured for months.
Whether it’s Leeds United, West Ham United or now Everton, many clubs have been linked with Brereton Diaz.
Everton are now pushing and will believe they can secure a deal, especially with Brereton Diaz out of contract next summer.
That means Blackburn may need to sell now rather than lose Brereton Diaz for nothing next summer, and Everton are certainly hoping to take advantage.
Capable of playing up front or in from the left flank, Brereton Diaz can be a versatile attacking weapon for Frank Lampard and staying in the North West could be appealing to the striker described as ‘wonderful’ by Tony Mowbray.