Everton FC have reportedly entered the race to sign Xherdan Shaqiri, who is rumoured to be available for around £11m in January.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has been linked with moves to Inter Milan and Everton’s rivals Liverpool in recent weeks, but today leading Italian journalist Tancredi Palmer tweeted to say that the Blues were also in the race to sign the Swiss star.
Shaqiri is currently out of favour at the German giants, but he is very highly-rated and starred for Switzerland at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Everton too in the race for Shaqiri
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 4, 2015
The 23-year-old, who can play on either wing, has scored 23 goals in 130 appearances for Bayern Munich since moving to the club in 2012.
Ex-Everton boss David Moyes has been tipped to return to his former club to attempt to sign Arouna Kone, according to reports today.
Moyes is now manager of Real Sociedad in Spain and is reportedly looking to approach the Toffees with a proposal to sign the Ivory Coast forward on a loan deal.
Kone played in Spain for Sevilla and Levante, before moving to Wigan Athletic in 2012. Kone scored 17 goals in his single season for Levante, but failed to make an impact at Sevilla.
The 31-year-old has scored just one goal for the Blues since joining on a free transfer 18 months ago, but has started the last two games for Roberto Martinez’s men.
The Blues have offered Besiktas midfielder Veli Kavlak a contract, according to reports today.
The Austrian midfielder is stalling on a new deal at the Turkish giants and Everton are said to have swooped in to take advantage.
The tough-tackling midfielder has played over 100 games for Besiktas since a £600,000 move from Rapid Vienna in 2011. He’s scored seven goals for the club and has also been linked with a move to Lazio.
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