Juventus players celebrate beating Sampdoria
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Everton sent scouts to watch Sampdoria take on Juventus on Sunday, with three players allegedly on their radar.
The Toffees enjoyed a convincing 4-0 home win over Hull City on Saturday afternoon, and with Ronald Koeman's men enjoying a fine run of form, a European place now looks like a strong possibility for Everton.
Even Europa League football would help Everton attract new signings, and it seems that the club are planning for the summer transfer window, having sent scouts to Italy on Sunday.
Sampdoria took on Juventus at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, with Juan Cuadrado's early goal handing the visitors all three points – and Everton allegedly had eyes on the game.
Tutto Mercato Web report that Everton were watching three Sampdoria players in action ahead of possible moves for the trio – midfielder Lucas Torreira, playmaker Dennis Praet and striker Patrik Schick.
Midfielder Torreira, 21, stands at just 5ft 6in tall, but he has become a mainstay of the Sampdoria midfield this season, making 26 league appearances to put himself in contention for international honours with Uruguay.
Also 21, striker Schick only joined Sampdoria from Sparta Prague last summer having scored eight goals in 27 games during a loan spell with Bohemians 1905, but he has impressed in Italy with nine goals in all competitions, with the Czech striker attracting interest from a host of clubs.
The biggest name of the three is playmaker Dennis Praet, who joined Sampdoria from Anderlecht last summer. Often touted for a move to England, the 22-year-old has been in and out of the Samp team this season, notching just one goal and one assist so far in Italy.
Torreira was the only one of the three to start Sunday's game, with Praet and Schick coming on as substitutes to try and help rescue the game – but they couldn't do so, and Everton may be a little disappointed by their scouting mission.
Would you like to see Everton sign Torreira, Praet and Schick?