Everton reportedly dropped their interest in Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost after the size of his release clause was revealed.
Signing a player as expensive as Bas Dost was impossible under Mike Ashley - but things could soon change at Newcastle United.
Everton are linked with a mega-money move for the in-form Dutchman.
Everton have been linked with a mega-money move for the Dutchman.
Bas Dost is the latest name on Everton's radar as Ronald Koeman searches for a centre-forward.
Everton could be the latest Premier League club to try and convince Sporting CP to sell one of their star players.
Everton are reportedly keen on Sporting CP's Bas Dost.
Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost has been a target for Newcastle United for a number of years but now Everton appear to be leading the chase.
Bas Dost's goalscoring record at Sporting Lisbon is remarkable - no wonder a profligate Everton side have expressed their interest.
Newcastle United need signings in January and a reported takeover could see them return to targets that were previously too pricey.