Everton are being linked with a sensational £60m move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
New Blues boss Sam Allardyce is plotting the incredible club record transfer when the January transfer window opens in a bid to finally help the club to replace a Romelu Lukaku, who they sold to Manchester United back in July.
Despite allowing the £75m Belgian move to Old Trafford, former Everton boss Ronald Koeman was unable to attract a big name striker to replace him, with Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud heavily linked.
The Blues have therefore relied on youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin to lead the line this season, and despite his impressive work rate, he has only managed to score two Premier League goals this season as Everton have flirted with the relegation zone.
Now, according to the Daily Mirror, ‘Big Sam’ is looking to resolve the goalscoring drought by bringing in the prolific Borussia Dortmund striker.
The Gabon International has been in prolific form this season, scoring 19 goals in 20 appearances, including two against Real Madrid earlier this week in the Champions League, but has been told he is free to leave the Bundesliga side in the upcoming transfer window,
He has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga club for a number of years with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all having being linked in recent transfer windows.
However, with the majority of those clubs having recently splashed big money on their current first choice striker, Aubameyang’s options seem to be a little more restricted than they perhaps once were.
Allardyce is of course no stranger to signing big players, with the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Ivan Campo, Stelio Giannakopoulos and El Hadji Diouf all playing for him during his time at Bolton.
However, luring Aubameyang to Goodison Park will potentially be one of the hardest signings ever.