Report explains why Everton deal for Leicester City's Jamie Vardy could collapse

Steve Walsh director of football at Everton during the pre-season friendly match between Barnsley and Everton at Oakwell Stadium on July 23, 2016 in Barnsley, England.

Everton are keen to raid Premier League rivals Leicester City for star striker Jamie Vardy with Director of Football Steve Walsh behind the deal.

Jamie Vardy celebrates his scoring his sides first goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Leicester City and Sheffield United  at The King Power Stadium on February 16,...

Cenk Tosun is finding form at Everton and has two in his last two games, but it seems that the Turkish international will still be joined by another new striker at Goodison Park in the summer.

The Mirror is reporting that Everton have made Leicester City’s rampaging frontman Jamie Vardy their number one transfer target. The England international may be 31 these days but he has not lost a yard of his trademark pace and has 14 goals in 29 Premier League appearances this season.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on...

And it will come as no surprise to learn that a deal for Vardy is being championed by director of football Steve Walsh – the man who uncovered him at Fleetwood Town and brought the striker to Leicester for £1 million in 2012.

Though there is a potential pitfall.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Walsh, who has come under fire from supporters for a series of below par signings, faces an uncertain future at Goodison Park.

Steve Walsh, assistant manager celebrates on stage during the Leicester City Barclays Premier League Winners Bus Parade on May 16, 2016 in Leicester, England.

Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has seen countless millions wasted on Michael Keane, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Williams and co and it is understood that PSV’s Sporting Director Marcel Brands has been lined up as a replacement.

If Brands does arrive, he will have his own transfer targets, and Vardy, who is very much Walsh’s man, could see a dream move to Merseyside slip through his fingers.

Though, based on how Walsh's other signings have performed at Everton, the fans seem keen to sacrifice Vardy to get him out of the club.

 Mate Walsh is simply rotten at his job. He wanted to bring in Vincent Jansen at deadline day and been wanting Jamie Vardy. That’s tells you something and it’s grim. Not only he’s not a good DoF, I don’t even think hes good at being a Chief Scout apart from a few buys at Leicester

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