According to The Mirror, Everton are lining up a £50million double swoop for Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson and Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Manager Sam Allardyce has steadied the ship at Goodison Park since arriving as Ronald Koeman's replacement in November, but he has already dipped into the transfer market this month.
Striker Cenk Tosun joined the Toffees from Besiktas on Friday, handing Allardyce the goalscorer he so desperately needed – and he appears to be lining up other deals too.
The Mirror now report that Everton are keen on Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson and Watford ace Abdoulaye Doucoure, with the pair allegedly valued at a combined £50million.
Mawson, 23, has impressed for Swansea since his 2016 move from Barnsley, when he was seen as the surprise replacement for captain Ashley Williams following his move to – ironically – Everton.
The former England Under-21 international has been a mainstay for the Swans though, and his performance, including his goal threat, have triggered interest from Premier League clubs, with West Ham also thought to be keen on the London-born centre back.
Everton's other target, midfielder Doucoure, has enjoyed a stunning season, notching six goals in 21 games from the middle of the park having become a key player under Marco Silva.
The 25-year-old joined Watford from Rennes in 2016, but is just hitting his stride this term with some superb displays, and his all-action performances now appear to have caught Allardyce's eye as Everton plot a £25million move.
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