As per a report from Sky Sports News, Everton are interested in the signings of both Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori and Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina.
On the back of a number of statement additions on the transfer market last summer, during which the likes of Richarlison, Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina all secured big-money moves to Goodison Park, Everton having added further quality this time around, securing Andre Gomes’ signing on a permanent basis, before bringing Fabian Delph in from Manchester City.
Ahead of a campaign during which Marco Silva’s side no doubt have their sights set on cracking the Premier League’s top-6, though, their work on the arrivals front appears far from finished.
The last couple of weeks have seen both Moise Kean and Wilfried Zaha hotly-tipped for respective moves to the blue half of Merseyside.
In fact, reports across the European media over the last 24 hours have widely-agreed that Everton are inching closer to securing a deal for highly-regarded Juventus starlet Kean:
— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) July 29, 2019
Toffees eyeing Lemina & Tomori
And, as per the aforementioned update from Sky Sports News this evening, a new pair of names have today also been added to the wishlist of the board at Goodison.
The players in question are Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori and Southampton wantaway Mario Lemina.
Highly-regarded Blues’ centre-half Tomori impressed during a loan spell in the Championhsip with Derby County last season, with Everton seemingly viewing the 21-year-old as an alternative to fellow Chelsea stopper Kurt Zouma.
Any potential deal for Tomori, though, would likely only be on a loan basis.
Southampton star Lemina, meanwhile, has made abundantly clear this summer that he has no intention of remaining at St. Mary’s for the upcoming season:
‘I did not accompany the team in training in agreement with the coach [Ralph Hasenhuttl]. He wants to build his group with the players who want to stay at the club, so he left me out.’
‘The best option for me would be to stay [in the Premier League], but I do not close the door to any club, no country. I aspire to play for the biggest clubs.’
As such, a deal would likely not prove particularly difficult to come by for Everton, at the right price.
The Toffees’ interest in the former Juventus midfielder comes as Idrissa Gueye’s move to Ligue 1 champions PSG inches ever-closer to completion.
Everton are interested in signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori and Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, Sky Sports News understands
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 29, 2019