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Surely Everton should be in running for Barcelona striker Alcacer?

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton looks dejected after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on September 17, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Barcelona open to selling Paco Alcacer in January so should Everton take a closer look?

Paco Alcacer of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Barcelona at Estadio de Mendizorroza on August 26, 2017 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.Paco Alcacer reacts during the La Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Barcelona.

A little over a year after signing the striker from Valencia for £30m, the Sun reports Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for Paco Alcacer in the January transfer window.

Alcacer has struggled to assert himself at the Camp Nou since that 2016 switch from Los Che, scoring eight goals in 30 appearances in all competitions since.

Paco Alcacer of FC Barcelona misses a penalty shot during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Chapecoense at Camp Nou stadium on August 7, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.Paco Alcacer of FC Barcelona misses a penalty shot during the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Chapecoense.

Southampton are believed to be considering a move for the 24-year-old to solve their issues in attack, but should Everton also be taking a closer look at the Spain international?

The Toffees have failed to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku after his summer move to Manchester United and have found the net just four times in seven Premier League matches so far this season - with only Crystal Palace and Swansea City having scored fewer.

Wayne Rooney and Oumar Niasse are the only two players to have chalked up goals in the English top tier with two apiece and manager Ronald Koeman desperately needs someone to try and fill the void left by Lukaku's departure to Old Trafford.

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton looks dejected after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on September 17, 2017 in Manchester, England.Ronald Koeman, manager of Everton, looks dejected after the Premier League match against Manchester United.

And while Alcacer's time with Barca hasn't quite worked out as he and the Catalan club would have hoped, there is no denying that the Spaniard knows where the back of the net is.

He scored 43 times in 124 games while at the Mestalla Stadium and has six in 13 caps for his country and still being relatively young means that could well improve in that department over the coming years.

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