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Koeman turns attention to 21-goal emerging Euro star after Pelle deal collapses - report

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.

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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.