Everton could be set to strengthen as the transfer window draws to a close

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Edin Dzeko could be set for a move to Everton.

The 34-year-old striker is already tried and tested in the Premier League, having scored 72 goals in 189 appearances for Manchester City.

He’s spent the last five-and-a-half years at Roma, where he’s continued to find the net on a regular basis.

His record of 114 goals in 242 games for the Serie A side means he’s still very much in demand, and now it’s been reported that Everton could bring in the Bosnian international before the window closes on Monday.

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According to talkSPORT, however, Carlo Ancelotti could face competition for the veteran goalscorer from West Ham, who are keen to bring in a striker before the deadline.

On Tuesday afternoon, reporter Alex Crook said: “His relationship with the Roma manager Paolo Fonseca has turned sour.

“He’s been training on his own. He’s been stripped of the captaincy.

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“And sources in Italy this lunchtime are suggesting both Carlo Ancelotti and David Moyes are watching developments with interest.

“I think Ancelotti ideally would like to bring in a backup option to Dominic Calvert-Lewin this month. We know West Ham are desperate for a striker having offloaded Sébastien Haller.

“Dzeko is 34 now. He’s on very good money. I think his preference is to stay in Italy, but this is one that’s worth keeping an eye on between now and Monday.

Dzeko, who has been capped 112 times by his country, made his name with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg before joining City in 2011.

Everton, who currently sit sixth in the table, take on third-placed Leicester City at Goodison on Wednesday night.

Seventh-placed West Ham are level on points with Ancelotti’s side, but have played two games more.

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