Bas Dost in action for Wolfsburg
According to the Daily Mail, Everton have discussed a move to snap up Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost as they search for a target man in attack.
The Toffees may need to overhaul their striking options, as question marks surround Romelu Lukaku's future, January signing Oumar Niasse already looks to be leaving the club, whilst Arouna Kone hasn't shown enough to suggest he can score regularly.
Bas Dost celebrates
New manager Ronald Koeman often likes to deploy a traditional target man - as we saw at Southampton with Graziano Pelle - meaning Everton could look to bring in a tall, powerful striker with great aerial ability.
The Daily Mail report that the Toffees have two options in mind to fill that role; Utrecht hitman Sebastian Haller, and Wolfsburg beanpole Bas Dost.
Bas Dost up against Manchester United's Chris Smalling
Dost, 27, will be familiar to Koeman having faced his Feyenoord side during his time at Heerenveen, where he smashed 52 goals in 73 games, whilst he's also earned six caps for the Dutch national team.
Now in Germany with Wolfsburg, Dost has hit 47 goals in 115 games, but he only found the net ten times last season, which may give Everton fans some cause for concern.
The aforementioned Pelle had failed to impress before linking up with Koeman, and it seems that the Everton manager can get the best out of target men - making Dost a sensible target.
However, Wolfsburg have just sold striker Max Kruse to Werder Bremen, and whilst they've taken Borja Mayoral on loan from Real Madrid, they may not wish to let another senior striker leave the club
Yet, with Everton discussing a move and having plenty of money to spend thanks to Farhad Moshiri's investment, the Toffees could try to test Wolfsburg's resolve with a bid for Dost this month.
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