Prolific forward eyed by Everton on brink of £29.2m transfer - report
By Dominic Toner
Ajax forward Arkaduisz Milik is on the verge of joining Napoli, according to a report.
Dutch publication De Telegraaf report that Ajax are set to accept a bid of over £29.2million for Milik from Napoli, who will replace Gonzalo Higuain after he joined Juventus for £75.3million in the third most expensive deal in football history.
Milik, 22, scored an impressive 21 goals last season as Ajax finished runners-up to PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.
He has already made an impression on the international scene, striking up a formidable partnership with Robert Lewandowski 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 manager Ronald Koeman is in the market for a forward and the club’s top-scorer from last season Romelu Lukaku wants a reunion with Chelsea according to the Sun.
Koeman may have a ready-made replacement in his squad in Gerard Deulofeu and he grabbed a second consecutive goal during the pre-season, much to the delight of fans on Twitter.
In other Everton transfer news, they have stepped up their pursuit of a first major signing this summer by meeting midfielder’s release clause.