Everton are interested in signing Bournemouth striker Josh King before tonight’s deadline, according to talkSPORT.
King has been the subject of strong interest from a host of Premier League clubs, including West Brom, West Brom and Southampton during January, but has remained a Cherries player.
Meanwhile, Football Insider reported earlier on Monday that strugglers Fulham were preparing a deadline day move for the former Manchester United frontman.
However talkSPORT understand that Carlo Ancelotti’s team are now preparing a move before 11pm in order to bolster their strike department following their recent blip.
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King started and played 90 minutes in Bournemouth’s defeat at Reading on Friday evening, and has appeared 14 times in all competitions for the promotion-hopefuls, but has failed to score in the Championship – with all three goals of his goals coming in the FA Cup.
The Norwegian international is a free agent at the end of the season, but would be available at a cut-price due to his contract expiring this summer.
Whilst Everton are quite comfortably the best club interested in signing King, in Dominic Calvert-Lewin they have one of the top strikers in the Premier League.
And therefore, I’d be surprised if King decided to move to Goodison – with a switch to one of the likes of Fulham or Southampton giving him a far better chance of regular first-team football, something that will surely be his main priority if leaves Bournemouth.