According to The Sun, Everton are in talks over a potential swap deal that would see them sign Bournemouth attacker Josh King.

It’s stated that Bournemouth want to offload King now before he walks away for free when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Cherries want to sign two players in a deal for King, with centre back Jarrad Branthwaite and right back Jonjoe Kenny wanted.

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Everton want to add King in order to take some pressure off Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with Moise Kean currently out on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.

Yet giving up Branthwaite and Kenny seems unlikely if Bournemouth want them permanently, with the duo having real potential for the future.

Maybe 23-year-old Kenny would be an option given his lack of first-team football, but teenage defender Branthwaite has shown real promise in the Everton first team.

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Loaning out the centre back makes much more sense, giving Branthwaite first-team football before heading back to Goodison Park in the summer.

King turns 29 this month, so giving up two youngsters in permanent deals wouldn’t be particularly smart from Everton, but cash plus loan deals could suit the Toffees.

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