Bournemouth striker Joshua King has chosen to join Everton over Fulham, Football Insider understands.

This site broke the news earlier today Everton have agreed a fee with Bournemouth for the Norway international.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider he has chosen to join the Toffees after also having the option to join Fulham.

It is understood the two clubs have agreed a fee in the region of £5-6million for the player who is out of contract at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old still has a house in the north-west after spells with Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers and has an affinity to the area.

The Merseyside giants were prompted into a move for King after Cenk Tosun agreed to re-join Besiktas on loan until the end of the season.

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That move left Carlo Ancelotti with just Dominic Calvert-Lewin as his only senior striker option.

The Italian hinted before their 2-0 loss to Newcastle United he wanted to add more firepower if Tosun’s move away was completed.

King has an impressive goal record in the Premier League having scored 48 goals in 161 games across five seasons in the top-flight.


He spent a significant period out of the Bournemouth side earlier this season amid speculation surrounding his future.

However, he has returned to the starting XI in recent weeks and played the full 90 minutes of their 3-1 defeat to Reading on Friday.

In other news, Football Insider understands a Bournemouth forward is set to sign for League Two side Barrow.