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Could out-of-favour Watford striker Okaka be good option for Everton?

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford...

Stefano Okaka has been frozen out at Watford so should Everton use that to swoop in for the striker?

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford...Watford head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match against Chelsea.

The future of Watford striker Stefano Okaka under manager Marco Silva is in doubt with the 28-year-old having not been included in a matchday squad since August 19.

The Watford Observer reports that Okaka has been given no explanation for his exile, with no game time for the forward since scoring during the 3-3 opening day Premier League draw with Liverpool.

Stefano Okaka of Watford celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Roberto Pereyra of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on August 12,...Stefano Okaka of Watford celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Roberto Pereyra during the Premier League match against Liverpool.

There is speculation that the Italy international, who was substituted after an hour against the Reds and later admitted he was tired, does not have the required fitness and attributes for Silva's high intensity style.

With captain Troy Deeney having re-emerged as an important part of the Portuguese's plans and Leicester City's Islam Slimani on the radar, Okaka may find himself surplus to requirements at Vicarage Road.

David Luiz of Chelsea and Troy Deeney of Watford during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge on October 21, 2017 in London, England.David Luiz of Chelsea and Troy Deeney of Watford during the Premier League match.

This is something that should perhaps pique the interest of Everton, who are badly struggling upfront this season having failed to replace Romelu Lukaku following his departure to Manchester United.

Although not as prolific a scorer as Lukaku, Okaka's burly and physical style when leading the line is similar to that of the Belgian's and with the Toffees currently in a relegation battle, that could be exactly what they need currently.

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