After Danjuma, Everton now shift focus to striker signing and ready to pay significant fee

Everton’s transfer plans have taken an interesting turn as they edge closer to signing Arnaut Danjuma, relays the EvertonNews. According to reports from Calciomercato, the Toffees are now eyeing a potential deal for striker Boulaye Dia from Salernitana and are willing to pay a significant sum to secure his services.

The Italian outlet revealed that Everton is prepared to offer more than Dia’s current £21.7 million release clause, which is set to expire at midnight on Thursday. The Merseyside club is reportedly willing to pay around £34.7 million for the Senegalese striker, showing their determination to bolster their offensive line.

However, the situation is not as straightforward as it seems. With the release clause set to expire, Salernitana is hopeful of negotiating a higher fee for their star striker. The club is reportedly looking to secure up to £34.7 million for the talented forward. Everton’s interest in Neal Maupay could also play a role in determining the final transfer fee.

“£34.7 million for Dia can be paid by Everton, the most ‘warlike’ of the English teams who would gladly add Salernitana’s number 29 to their offensive line,” Calciomercato stated. However, the expiry of the release clause does not guarantee that Dia will leave for more than £21.7 million, as several factors come into play, including the player’s desire, timing of the deal, and Salernitana’s pursuit of a replacement striker.

Everton faces a crucial decision in their pursuit of Dia. While they have the financial capability to meet the higher fee, triggering the release clause immediately would ensure a smoother and more straightforward deal. Waiting to negotiate later in the transfer window could make their position weaker and more vulnerable to other clubs’ interests.

The coming days will be pivotal for Everton’s transfer strategy. Fans will be eager to see how the situation with Boulaye Dia unfolds and whether the club’s pursuit of Neal Maupay influences their approach to securing the talented striker.