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Everton in talks to loan Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze with an obligation to buy

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Everton are in talks to loan Samuel Chukwueze, Villarreal’s highly regarded winger with a commitment to buy up to £43m… Toffees also remains keen on Watford’s Brazilian striker Joao Pedro as Frank Lampard looks to attack reinforcements

  • Everton in talks on move for Villarreal’s Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze
  • The deal would start with a first loan with a commitment to buy next summer
  • The transfer fee is expected to be between £34.3m and £42.9m
  • Toffees is also looking at a transfer to Watford forward Joao Pedro . to contract

Everton have approached LaLiga’s fast winger, Villarreal’s fast winger, Samuel Chukwueze for a loan with a purchase obligation, while Frank Lampard is looking to bolster his attacking options.

Frank Lampard’s squad is looking to strengthen the team before the close of the transfer window on September 1 at 11 p.m.

A move for Chukwueze would be seen as a major coup for the Toffees as he is highly regarded and only 23 years old.

Everton are in talks to loan Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze with an obligation to buy

Everton manager Frank Lampard wants to strengthen his attacking options for the season

Everton manager Frank Lampard wants to strengthen his attacking options for the season

Everton are in talks about a first loan for the Nigerian with a commitment to buy him for a fee of between £34.3million and £42.9million.

This season, Chukwueze has made five appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and two assists so far.

Last season, the forward showed some inconsistency as he made 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven times and assisting three more times.

One of his goals came in the quarter-final of the Champions League against Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich, in which the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Everton are also eyeing Watford’s exciting young forward Joao Pedro, who has been linked with an exit from Vicarage Road all summer.

Watford has already sold one attacker this summer, with Emmanuel Dennis moving to Nottingham Forest, while Ismailia Sarr is another attacker linked with a move to a Premier League team.

Everton also looking at a transfer for Watford's Brazilian forward Joao Pedro

Everton are also looking at a transfer for Watford’s Brazilian forward Joao Pedro

As for Pedro, it wouldn’t be Everton’s first time diving for a Brazilian striker from the Hornets when they took Richarlison out of the club in 2018.

The 25-year-old was a hit at Goodison Park until he left the club for Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Pedro has netted twice in six Championship appearances this season but struggled to score consistently in the Premier League last season, scoring just three times.

Pedro could follow the same path as Richarlison who moved from Watford to Everton

Pedro could follow the same path as Richarlison who moved from Watford to Everton

Everton have not missed any goals so far this season as they have netted just four times in their five Premier League games.

They have added Brighton’s Neal Maupay to their front line, but the Frenchman has yet to play for the team due to registration issues, although he could make his debut in their next game against Liverpool on Saturday.

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