Report: Everton, Crystal Palace scout Karl Toko Ekambi after Diafra Sakho comparison

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Everton and Crystal Palace are reportedly pursuing Sochaux star Karl Toko Ekambi.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton and Crystal Palace are battling for the signature of Sochaux striker Karl Toko Ekambi, having earned comparisons to West Ham's Diafra Sakho.

Toko Ekambi, 23, joined Sochaux from FC Paris 2000 back in 2014, and after hitting 14 goals last season, the Cameroon international has backed three goals already this term.

It now appears that Toko Ekambi is attracting interest from Premier League clubs, with many of England's top teams spending plenty of money in France of late.

Dimitri Payet, Idrissa Gueye, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Veretout, Jordan Ayew, Florian Thauvin and Max Gradel are just some of the players to have left French football for a shot in England, and Toko Ekambi could now follow suit.

The Daily Mail report that Everton and Crystal Palace have both been watching Toko Ekambi at Sochaux, and are weighing up £2m moved for the striker in the January transfer window.

It's stated that Toko Ekambi has been compared to West Ham ace Diafra Sakho, who also left France for England just over a year ago.

Either Everton or Palace would almost certainly love to have a player like Sakho in their ranks, and Toko Ekambi's pace and power make him a potentially similar proposition, and with a relatively low valuation, he may well be a prime target for the two clubs in January.

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