Everton in pole position to sign 26-goal striker, three deals possible including stunning part-exchange
By Harry Sykes
Everton are in pole position to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, according to a report.
The Sun on Sunday claim the Merseysiders are ahead of Leicester and newly-promoted Brighton in the race to sign the highly-rated forward, who has scored prolifically while on loan at Bristol City this season.
It is said that three deals are possible for Everton to sign Abraham, a permanent transfer, a loan or a sensational part-exchange in which he is used as a “sweetener” in a move that took Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea.
The Sun on Sunday report that Everton are open to landing the 19-year-old either permanently or initially just for a season like they did with Lukaku four years ago.
The Belgium international moved to Goodison Park on loan from Chelsea in 2013 before signing for £28million 12 months later and has developed into one of the Premier League’s most feared front men.
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It has been widely reported that the west Londoners want to re-sign Lukaku this summer even though Everton have slapped a £100million price tag on him.
Abraham is also earning rave review for his form for Championship side Bristol City, scoring 26 goals in all competitions, including 23 in the league.
The teenager netted the opener for City in their 3-2 win over Barnsley on Saturday as they took a significant step towards retaining their second-tier status.
In other Everton transfer news, the club have reignited their bid to sign a £100,000-a-week attacker after having a £12million bid accepted.