Report: Silva wants Everton to spend £25m on Leicester's Jamie Vardy

Manager Claude Puel of Leicester City shakes hands with Manager Marco Silva of Everton after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at King Power Stadium on October...

Everton are reportedly keen on Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester looks dejected during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Leicester, United...

According to The Mirror, Everton are looking to strike a £25million deal to sign Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in the January transfer window.

The Toffees have shown promise under Marco Silva, and key summer additions such as Lucas Digne, Bernard and Richarlison looking like players to take the club forward.

New boss Silva and director of football Marcel Brands still have plenty of work to do though, and another striker may be a top priority when the transfer window opens in January.

 

Cenk Tosun has been inconsistent in front of goal, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is little more than an impact substitute and Oumar Niasse looks to be on his way out in 2019.

Now, The Mirror report that Silva wants to bring Leicester ace Vardy to Goodison Park in January, pushing for Everton to make a £25million move to sign him.

Vardy, 31, was left out of Leicester's starting line-up to face West Ham United on Saturday night, amid claims from The Telegraph that there is a fractious relationship between Vardy and Puel.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The striker would give Everton real pace in attack, though it currently seems unlikely that Puel will be in charge of Leicester come January, and a new manager may just give Vardy reassurances about his role.

Signed for Leicester by ex-Everton director of football Steve Walsh, Vardy could be the proven striker that Silva needs to lead the line – and a big January bid could be in the offing, despite his advancing years.

Manager Claude Puel of Leicester City shakes hands with Manager Marco Silva of Everton after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at King Power Stadium on October...

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