By Wayne Veysey

6th Apr, 2021 | 12:30pm

Sources: Everton set sights on signing Armstrong after Easter Monday transfer mission

Everton are tracking Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong ahead of the summer, Football Insider has learned.

The 24-year-old has been one of the Championship’s standout performers this season and his form has not gone unnoticed at Goodison Park.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Blues scouts watched the centre-forward in action against Bournemouth on Easter Monday.

The English striker played the full 90 minutes but failed to score as the Cherries ran out 2-0 winners at Ewood Park.

A product of Newcastle United’s academy, Armstrong has scored 20 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions this season.

Peterborough’s Ivan Toney and Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki are the only players to have scored more than the Rovers centre-forward in the Championship this term.

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Everton are in the market for a new number nine and Armstrong’s prolific Championship form has put them on alert.

This site revealed last month that Carlo Ancelotti is not expected to sanction a new deal for Josh King at the end of the season.

The Norway international has made eight appearances for the Toffees since his arrival from Bournemouth in January, but is yet to be handed his first start.

His exit in the summer would leave the Toffees with just one recognised senior striker in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

According to Claret & Hugh, West Ham are also interested in signing Armstrong this summer with Michail Antonio their only recognised number nine.

Armstrong will enter the final year of his contract at Ewood Park this June.

In other news, a highly-rated Everton talent has been told to seal a temporary exit amid reported interest from Leeds.