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Report: Everton make £32m Joaquin Correa bid

Everton have increased their bid for Joaquin Correa with the Sunday Mirror (22/8; page 67) reporting that his agent has given a move a green light.

Correa is attracting attention after scoring 17 goals across the last two Serie A campaigns for Lazio.

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It is reported that Rafa Benitez has made the 27-year-old a top target. And in an attempt to get a deal across the line, Everton have upped their offer for the Argentina international.

According to the Sunday Mirror (22/8; page 67), the Toffees have put a bid on the table worth an initial £32 million with add-ons.

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It is claimed that title-winners Inter Milan are also in the running. However, Correa apparently wants to move to the Premier League this summer.

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And the Mirror suggests that his agent has given the go-ahead to a deal, with Everton prepared to pay £4 million per year. So it would appear that Benitez’s men have a good opportunity to get a deal across the line.

Versatile Correa would be an exciting signing as Everton make £32m bid

Everton have not struggled for goals in the early stages of this campaign. They put three past Southampton, and bagged two more at Leeds.

Correa is a player who can play anywhere across the forward line. He predominantly played as a second striker for Lazio last season.

But he has previously played on either wing, and up front for the Biancocelesti.

It would appear that Everton are in a brilliant position. They have put a huge offer on the table. The player is keen to move to England. And his agent is ready to agree a contract, it seems.

So it would be a fantastic way to end the window if the Toffees do indeed manage to bring him to Goodison Park.

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