Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Everton and Carlo Ancelotti remain keen on raiding Napoli for a second time this summer for striker Arkadiusz Milik – but the Toffees will only land the Pole if they sell one player.
Milik, 26, has entered the final 12 months of his Napoli contract and that has seen the Poland international linked with numerous Premier League sides. Spurs have been strongly linked, as have Arsenal – but Everton are seemingly leading the race.
The forward scored 14 goals in 35 games last season – and has excellent stats at both Napoli, with 48 in 122 games, and 47 in 75 outings at Ajax. However, given his contract situation, Milik is now expected to leave.
The latest report claims Everton remain keen. It is believed that Everton want him but only if they can sell £53k-a-week (Di Marzio) Kean. It is believed Juventus want to take Kean back, but a move may only be in the form of a loan.
TBR’s view – Everton should only sign back-up to Calvert-Lewin
The uncapped Englishman has been in blistering form since the arrival of Ancelotti. Even this season, he has netted five Premier League goals in just three top-flight appearances – so bringing in a striker to replace him would be harsh, and foolish.
Everton need to sign a striker that can act as back-up, or at least competition to Calvert-Lewin. Milik would hardly be impressed with sitting on the bench at Everton and while he would be a good signing – surely the faith should be kept in Calvert-Lewin.