Five signings for Everton should they sell wanted striker

first_img 5 5 Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen) – The former Manchester United striker could prove to be the most attainable target for Ronald Koeman this summer. Leverkusen are willing to allow the Mexican to depart the BayArena – despite scoring 11 league goals – and should be available for a relatively low fee, given he has one year left to run on his current contract. 5 Moussa Dembele (Celtic) – The 20-year-old has been a big hit in the Scottish Premiership after bagging 32 goals since joining Celtic from Fulham last summer. The French forward is also a target for Italian giants AC Milan, but Dembele could be tempted by the lure of European football and the bigger wages on offer at Goodison Park. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – Koeman played up to rumours that Rooney could make a dramatic return to Goodison Park after a 13-year spell with Manchester United. Believing he would make the Toffees ‘stronger,’ Rooney could be tempted to take the Dutchman up on his invitation, and see out the remaining years of his career back on Merseyside. Fernando Llorente (Swansea City) – Another striker who could provide a similar impact to Lukaku – although, as a short-term option. At 32, the former Spain international is unlikely to improve upon his record of 15 Premier League goals, but could prove to be a wise addition alongside a big-money arrival. Everton might have to prepare for life without star man Romelu Lukaku.The 24-year-old striker, who scored 25 Premier League goals last season, has decided where he wants to play next season.Lukaku has been heavily linked with a return to his former club Chelsea, while Manchester United and Bayern Munich have also been credited with an interest in the prolific front man.But, if the Toffees ace does decide to leave Goodison Park this summer, who will Ronald Koeman turn to in a bid to replace the Belgian?Click the right arrow above to see who could be the man to come in for Lukaku at Everton… 5 Anthony Modeste (FC Koln) – Presents more of a like-for-like replacement for the potentially departing Lukaku. A powerful striker, capable of holding up play, Modeste scored 21 times in 27 Bundesliga games and is likely to command a hefty price tag. West Ham are also said to be monitoring the 29-year-old’s situation closely. 5last_img read more

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