Report: Everton open talks to sign Vincent Aboubakar in £16m deal, player keen after discussions

Porto's Vincent Aboubakar celebrates his goal against Academica.

Everton are reportedly making a move for Porto star Vincent Aboubakar.

Porto's Vincent Aboubakar celebrates his goal against Academica.Porto's Vincent Aboubakar celebrates goal against Academica

According to the Daily Mail, Everton have opened talks over a £16m deal to sign Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar - and he's keen on the move.

New manager Ronald Koeman was presented to the media on Friday as Roberto Martinez's replacement, and the Dutchman must now get to work on bringing in new players.

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One area of concern for the Toffees is up front, where star striker Romelu Lukaku could leave for a Champions League club after the European Championships are over.

With Arouna Kone's future in doubt and January signing Oumar Niasse struggling since his arrival from Lokomotiv Moscow, another striker may well be needed - and Everton appear to be laying the groundwork for a deal.

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The Daily Mail report that Everton want to lure Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar to Goodison Park, and have started talks over a £16m deal for the hitman.

Aboubakar, 24, hit 16 goals for Lorient during the 2013/14 season, earning a move to Porto after representing Cameroon at the 2014 World Cup - and the goals have continued.

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With 17 goals in all competitions last season for Porto, Aboubakar has made himself a wanted man, and it's claimed that Everton are willing to fork out around £16m for the powerful goalscorer.

It's added that Everton have discussed the deal with Aboubakar's representatives, and the move appeals to the striker as he would be keen to work with new boss Koeman - a theme which could become very popular this summer as Everton chase new signings.

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