Everton are reportedly set to miss out on a move for Roma centre-forward Edin Dzeko in the summer.
According to the Express, the Toffees are interested in a move for the 33-year-old that is still performing well in Serie A.
But it us understood they are “unlikely” to win the race for his signature, as he would prefer a move to London over Merseyside.
The report details that West Ham are keen on the striker and are willing to pay him around £165,000-a-week to join them,
Dzeko is proven in England after winning two Premier League titles with Manchester City and is a deadeye in front of goal.
The colossus attacker has 12 goals and eight assists in 33 Roma games this campaign, while last season he netted eight times during his team’s run to the Champions League semi-final.
Everton appear to have found some sort of answer to their problem at striker in recent weeks, as promising young talent Dominic Calvert-Lewin has really stepped up to the mark.
But there is no doubt manager Marco Silva will need improvements in attack to push for a European spot next year and signing an experienced striker should be a no-brainer.
Dzeko ticks all the boxes when it comes to a potential Goodison Park arrival and it’s a real blow that they could miss out on him to West Ham.
The presence of Dzeko’s former manager Manuel Pellegrini should be a contributing factor as well as location and it’s a tough pill to swallow.