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Everton linked with Zaha, Doucoure and Sidibe as transfer deadline edges closer

It could be an exciting few days if you are an Everton fan, with the club still involved in a number of potential transfer dealings as we approach this weeks deadline.

The Toffees have already confirmed the captures of Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Moise Kean and Jean-Pierre Gbamin for a reported combined transfer fee of £83 million. However, with the transfer window set to close at 5 pm on Thursday, Everton are still in the market for a number of new players.

The Merseyside club have already seen a £55 million bid for Wilfried Zaha rejected, but the Independent are reporting that the Ivorian ‘expects to be at Everton by the end of the transfer window,’ saying Crystal Palace could accept a bid of £65m, despite it being thought they had initially wanted £80m for their star man.

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The Eagles could be tempted into doing a deal by the inclusion of James McCarthy and/or Cenk Tosun, players they have previously shown an interest in signing.

Everton are also keen on signing Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, but have seen their opening bid of £30 million, as well as a further offer closer to £37m,  knocked back by the Hornets, who don’t want to sell the French midfielder.

It is also being reported in France that the Blues are closing in on a loan deal to sign Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe, who could provide competition for Ireland international Seamus Coleman, who has struggled to rediscover his best form since recovering from a horrific leg injury suffered on international duty in 2017

It is also thought that Marco Silva is keen to sign a centre-back this summer, although Frank Lampard has already suggested that he wants Kurt Zouma to remain at Stamford Bridge following his successful loan spell at Goodison Park last season.

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