Should Everton challenge Crystal Palace for Michail Antonio?

Michail Antonio of West Ham United looks dejected during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

Everton have allegedly been quoted £70 million for Wilfried Zaha by Crystal Palace, so should they try to challenge them for Michail Antonio instead?

Michail Antonio of West Ham United is tackled by Kyle Naughton of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on March 3, 2018...

As reported by the Daily Telegraph (July 12, Sport page nine), Crystal Palace are interested in signing Michail Antonio from West Ham United this summer, and Everton should definitely be thinking about making a challenge.

The Toffees appear to be in the market for a winger themselves, and the Daily Mail claims they have been mulling over a move to sign Wilfried Zaha, but the Eagles' asking price is £70 million.

As good a player as Zaha is, that surely is too much to ask, meaning the Toffees should instead consider an alternative, and what better way to get back at Palace and their demands than by trying to sign one of their targets?

Antonio has largely been a terrific signing for West Ham since joining the club in 2015 from Nottingham Forest, displaying extremely useful versatility and an eye for goal - in 76 Premier League appearances he has scored 20 times, with a lot of those coming via his head.

Last term Antonio missed a fair amount of football through various injuries, making only 21 appearances in the league, 16 of which were starts.

Manchester United's English defender Demetri Mitchell (R) vies with Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha (L) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester...

Following West Ham's capture of Andriy Yarmolenko on Wednesday, and reports gathering pace that Felipe Anderson could be next to follow, Antonio's days at the London Stadium look numbered.

The Toffees have Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie but do need some backup or competition in those areas. The useful 28-year-old can play up front and also at right wing back, too, meaning his signing should actually be a no-brainer, and they should forget all about Zaha.

Michail Antonio of West Ham United is tackled by Kyle Naughton of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on March 3, 2018...

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