Everton looking for final push by chasing three targets ahead of deadline day
Everton have been one of the most active teams in this transfer window, and they seem set to be even more active than ever, as the transfer window closes on Thursday.
First of all, Everton's major target is Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, with reports saying that Everton had a bid rejected by the London club for £70 million plus Cenk Tosun and James McCarthy for the services of the attacker.
Zaha has been a target for Everton for a long time now, and with Arsenal out of the way as they bought Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72 million earlier on, Everton are in a prime position to get the Ivorian.
Another target on Everton's list is Arsenal's Alex Iwobi, yet they have had their £30 million bid for the Nigerian rejected as well. However, Everton are going straight back in for the Nigerian with a £40 million offer that would meet Arsenal's asking price for the 23-year-old winger. According to reports, Iwobi is open to a move away from Arsenal, with the London club having plenty of options in attack.
Apart from the attack, Everton are also keen on strengthening their back line, with Kurt Zouma, who returned to Chelsea after his loan spell, not keen on making his move to Everton permanent.
Everton submitted a loan bid for the services of Chris Smalling from Manchester United, yet they have had it rejected as well, with Manchester United not keen on loaning out the 29-year-old.
With Smalling's future being in doubt after the world-record transfer of Harry Maguire from Leicester City, there was always going to be speculation on which of the rest of the centre-backs was going to leave the club, but Manchester United seem to value his experience, and want to keep him for squad depth.