Artem Dzyuba has been discussing transfer rumours linking him with a move to Everton.
The Russian striker has seen his name linked with several Premier League clubs again this week. As reported by Russian outlet Rianfan, Everton, Wolves and Crystal Palace have all scouted Dzyuba during internationa duty with Russia this week.
It is not the first time Everton have been linked with the player.
Russian paper RT reported in January that Everton were keen on the player, who sprung to international attention with a series of strong performances at the World Cup last summer.
Now, the player has seemingly confirmed that interest.
Speaking to Sport 24, the 31-year-old stated he had a chance to leave current club Zenit St Petersburg in January with Everton the believed destination.
“Last winter, I could have gone, as I understand it, to Everton. But I didn’t want to because in the winter it would be wrong (to leave midway through the season).”
There is no doubting that Dzyuba has ability. His five goals in 10 games for club and country already this season go some way toward proving that.
But Everton fans will probably not want this deal to go through.
Dzyuba is the wrong side of 30 and it would seemingly go against the club’s current transfer policy to pay big money for a player at his age.
With Moise Kean, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun all still at Goodison Park, a move for Dzyuba again in the winter would simply not make any sense.