Report: Everton back in for Fiorentina's Nikola Kalinic, would cost £23m

Nikola Kalinic of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Empoli FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 15, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

Everton are reportedly keen on Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton have renewed their interest in signing Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic having seemingly given up on Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.

The Toffees have been active in the transfer market this summer, having brought in the likes of Jordan Pickford, Cuco Martina, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney, as well as youngsters such as Lewis Gibson and Josh Bowler.

Nikola Kalinic of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 13, 2017 in Florence, Italy.Nikola Kalinic of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring

Even after such a huge spending spree, manager Ronald Koeman is still looking for more new signings before this month's transfer deadline, with another striker a clear priority for Everton having sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Everton are switching targets again, having initially been interested in Nikola Kalinic before targeting Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, but with Giroud seemingly staying at the Emirates Stadium, Kalinic is a top target for the Toffees once again.

Many will remember Kalinic as a complete flop in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers, as he scored just seven times in 44 games following a 2009 move from Hajduk Split in his native Croatia.

Kalinic went on to hit 49 goals in 125 with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine before joining Fiorentina in 2015, where his record of 33 goals in 84 games has seen him attract interest from AC Milan and now Everton.

Nikola Kalinic of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Empoli FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 15, 2017 in Florence, Italy.Nikola Kalinic in action for Fiorentina

It's claimed that Kalinic would cost around £23million, and with the ability to hold the ball up and score with his aerial ability, the 29-year-old could fit the bill for Everton.

Everton fans may not be too keen on spending such a sum of money on a player approaching 30 with a failed history in the Premier League, but reports suggest that the Toffees will now press ahead with a move for Kalinic in the final weeks of the transfer window.

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