May 25, 2024

Everton were widely connected with a deal for Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia last summer and in January, but were unable to afford him owing to financial constraints.

The Toffees were finally docked eight points for two breaches of the Premier League’s profit and sustainability criteria, and they could face further penalty next season.

Despite those significant setbacks, Sean Dyche has done an outstanding job at Goodison Park, with his team on pace to avoid relegation following a remarkable 2-0 victory over rivals Liverpool on Wednesday.

According to TEAMtalk sources, Everton will have to sell at least one significant player before submitting their accounts for the season on June 30th to avoid another PSR charge.

Some of Europe’s top clubs are after midfielder Amadou Onana and centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite, who are regarded as the club’s most valuable assets.

The Merseyside club is also aware that it will need to bring in reinforcements if it is to compete for Europe again in the near future.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Everton have the possibility to recruit Dia from Salernitana for a ‘cheap amount.’

Everton tipped to reignite move for Serie A forward

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According to the article, Salernitana is preparing for a ‘busy summer’ following its relegation from Serie A.

The club is currently at the bottom of the table, having earned only 15 points from 33 matches.

Despite Salerntiana’s dismal performances, Dia is still admired by clubs throughout Europe. The 27-year-old has four goals in 18 appearances this season.

Dia scored a much more impressive 16 goals in 33 outings for Salernitana last season, as the club narrowly avoided the bottom. He has scored 20 goals in all for the Serie A team.

Given Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Beto’s inconsistency this season, Everton may benefit from buying a new striker.

Kevin Thelwell, their sporting director, apparently highlighted Dia as a target last summer.

Dia has ‘fell entirely out with Salernitana’ after the club vetoed his move to Wolves late in the January transfer window.

As a result, they ‘need to sell him this summer’ and are willing to accept an offer of €20 million (£17 million), €20 million less than their earlier demands.

According to Corriere dello Sport, even that could be too costly, and the Toffees could have the opportunity for’much cheaper’ than originally envisaged.

Wolves may yet return for the Senegal international, so it will be intriguing to see how this narrative unfolds in the following weeks.

 

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