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Everton join race for 29-year-old Championship ace as 11pm transfer deadline edges closer



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.

The Verdict

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.

I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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