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Everton bid £31m for Spurs and Arsenal target who's like Kaka - report

Everton have submitted a £31million offer for Spurs and Arsenal target Joaquin Correa, according to a report.

The Toffees have been linked with the Argentina international this summer, as well as Tottenham and the Gunners.

Solo La Lazio reported in June that Everton and Arsenal were eyeing Correa.

Meanwhile, Gazzetta Dello Sport said Spurs have also looked at the Lazio forward this season.

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It looked as though Everton and their fellow suitors had missed out on Correa amid a breakthrough with Inter Milan.

But now, La Lazio Siamo Noi claims the Serie A champions can’t go above €30million (around £25.8million) including bonuses.

Meanwhile, Everton have reportedly bid €36million (around £31million) – €32million initial and €4million in bonuses.

In addition, the Toffees have apparently made Correa a “rich” contract offer of €4.8million (around £4.1million) per year including bonuses.

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Correa came through the ranks at Estudiantes before joining Italy’s Sampdoria in January 2015.

Sevilla then bought him for around £16.3million in the summer of 2016.

Two years later, Correa then joined Lazio for around £13.8million.

He has made 117 appearances for the Rome-based club, registering 30 goals and 18 assists.

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Correa has also won the Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup while at the Olimpico.

And this year, the 6ft 2in ace won the Copa America with Argentina.

In 2019, Correa cited Brazil icon Kaka as his inspiration, in conversation with Il Quotidiano.

“I’ve always had a player of reference: Kaka,” he said.

“He wasn’t a striker but played further back and scored lots of goals.”

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