Celtic's Moussa Dembele
According to The Scottish Sun, Everton are ready to break their transfer record in order to land Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, possibly as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku looks likely to leave Goodison Park this summer, and Everton will need to replace the Belgian's goals in the final third given that he smashed 25 league goals this past season.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman
A deal for Malaga's Sandro looks to be nearing completion, but another young, athletic centre forward to replace Lukaku should be a priority for manager Ronald Koeman as he looks to build on last season's seventh-placed finish.
Now, The Scottish Sun report that Everton are keen to sign Celtic's Moussa Dembele, and would even be willing to smash their transfer record in order to land him this summer.
Celtic's Moussa Dembele in action with Dundee's Darren O'Dea
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Everton broke their transfer record earlier this week in order to sign goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland, forking out what may end up totalling £30million.
Dembele could eclipse that fee, having enjoyed a stunning first year with Celtic, where he racked up 32 goals in 48 games last season following a 2016 move from Fulham.
Celtic's Moussa Dembele shoots at goal
The French striker, 20, looks set for stardom and possibly even a transfer this summer, with Everton allegedly prepared to fork out huge money in order to beat European giants to Dembele's signature if reports are to be believed.
Dembele may be raw and inexperienced, but he has the pace, power and finishing ability in front of goal to eventually become a replacement for Lukaku, whilst the lure of first-team football at Goodison Park could help Everton in the race to sign him.
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