Everton are interested in Strasbourg striker Ludovic Ajorque and face competition from Premier League clubs for his signature, according to the Daily Mail.
The six-foot-six has won in Ligue 1 and the Toffees are one of several Premier League clubs to court the French striker.
The report by David Kent and Sam Brookes of the Daily Mailreveals the likes of Everton, Everton, Wolves, Leicester and Brentford as well as Bundesliga clubs.
The report read: “Strasbourg striker Ludovic Ajorque is attracting major interest from many Premier League clubs.
“Everton, Wolves, Leicester and Brentford are among the teams keen on the 28-year-old centre-forward, with Strasbourg bracing for offers.”
It is also understood that Strasbourg are ready to sell Ajorque but want £18m for the striker.
Good signing for Everton?
The 28-year-old, who started his career at French club Angers, would be a signing that would add depth to Everton’s attack.
The former Clerment Foot 63 striker has scored goals where he has been, recording a career goalscoring rate of one goal per 3.2 games. throughout his career.
He scored 50 goals in 139 appearances for Strasbourg and also provided 19 assists during that time which is a telling stat about his playing profile.
His size also means he would add another attacking dimension as he is a different type of target man than Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Moreover, with the Englishman’s injuries, Everton would now have a much better back-up striker than the current occupant of that role, Salomon Rondon.
It would relieve some of Calvert-Lewin’s goal-scoring pressure, allowing him to regain fitness and not have to rely on Frank Lampard to launch Anthony Gordon up front as he was expected to do against Chelsea on 6 August.
Last season he scored 12 league goals in 36 games, and a healthy goalscoring rate like that would be welcome at Goodison Park, at a club desperate for goals.
In other Everton news, Southampton have made a final move to sign Conor Coady ahead of signing for the Toffees.