Report: Everton want Swansea's Jefferson Montero, but won't match Watford's £10m offer

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Everton are reportedly keen on Swansea's Jefferson Montero, but aren't willing to match Watford's £10m bid.

According to The Sun, Watford are in pole position to land Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero - because Everton won't match their £10m offer.

The Hornets have already added a couple of new faces to their squad this month, with goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon and winger Nordin Amrabat arriving from Sunderland and Malaga respectively.

Quique Sanchez Flores may yet be in the market for more new arrivals, given that his side have picked up just one point from their last five Premier League games, losing the last four.

Now, The Sun report that Watford are making a £10m bid to sign Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero during this month's transfer window in a bid to add some speed and creativity to the side.

Montero, 26, joined the Swans from Mexican side Morelia after the 2014 World Cup, and impressed during his debut season with seven assists in the Premier League, and he even made a great start to this term too, terrorising defences with his pace.

Since then though, Montero has faded and is now on the fringes of the Swansea side, with a January departure at least under consideration after Watford's £10m bid.

It's also stated that Everton are keen to bring Montero to Goodison Park, but are currently unwilling to match Watford's £10m offer, unless they are able to sell more players having let Steven Naismith join Norwich City earlier this week.

If Everton don't raise funds soon, they risk seeing Ecuador international Montero sign for Premier League rivals Watford instead - and fans may again question the club's ability in the transfer market under owner Bill Kenwright.

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