Betting latest: Everton favourites to seal shock swoop for £100k-a-week+ PL centre-forward
Everton have been installed as favourites to complete a shock swoop for Leicester forward Jamie Vardy during the January transfer window, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
SkyBet have priced Everton as 8/1 favourites to sign Vardy, 31, this month, ahead of Chelsea (8/1) and Arsenal (12/1).
It would no doubt be a massive shock if the England international was to leave the King Power this month, with no indication that any clubs are looking to make a move for the Foxes centre-forward.
Everton were widely criticised after the summer when they failed to replace Romelu Lukaku adequetly after the Belgium international moved to Manchester United in a big money move.
The lack of goals at Goodison Park then led to Ronald Koeman being sacked, before he was replaced by Sam Allardyce.
Cenk Tosun has since been snapped up by the Toffees, so it is unlikely that the Merseyside club would be in for another striker this month, especially one who would probably cost a lot of money.
Vardy is earning over £100,000-a-week on his contract at Leicester and is also a key part of their first-team.
He has made 25 appearances in all competitions this season for the East Midlands club, scoring 10 goals in the process, nine of which coming in the Premier League.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are willing to offload this £28.8million duo this month.
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