West Ham United's striker search has now entered a stage that can only be described as desperate.
The Lazio star has been hotly tipped for a move to Chelsea, but West Ham are an outside bet in the race to sign him.
Everton will now have to switch their focus on to other targets.
The mayor of Padova has apologised to Keita Baldé after the Lazio striker was the victim of racist monkey chants during a pre-season friendly on Wednesday.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with moves for Europe’s top-rated youngsters.
Reports have claimed that Lazio spurned a substantial offer from Liverpool for former Barcelona youth player Keita Balde.
Keita Balde has been known to have plenty of tricks up his sleeve, both on the pitch and off.
Dubiously renowned for his antics off the pitch, Keita Balde dazzled on Sunday for Lazio.