By Dominic Toner
Everton are weighing up a move for Poland forward Arkadiusz Milik, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo report that Ronald Koeman is lining up the striker after failing to miss out on former player Graziano Pelle, who elected with a move to China instead.
With their leading goalscorer from last season Romelu Lukaku the subject of strong interest from rival clubs, Milik is being eyed as a potential replacement.
He scored an impressive 21 goals last season as Ajax finished runners-up to PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.
The 22-year-old has already made an impression on the international scene, striking up a formidable partnership with Robert Lewandoski and bagging six goals in nine games during Poland’s successful Euro 2016 qualification.
He continued his good form at the main competition this summer and scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland during the group stages.
Everton are said to be backing Koeman with a £100million transfer kitty and the new manager ready to make significant changes to a squad that underachieved last season.
The Dutchman has already added goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Oldham’s Chris Renshaw to his squad, but fans will eagerly be waiting a new striker to arrive at Goodison Park.
In other Everton news, they are set to hold talks this week for a £40million star.