Everton 'make contact with Marko Arnautovic' as they plot January transfer for former Man Utd target | The Sun

Everton 'make contact with Marko Arnautovic' as they plot January transfer for former Man Utd target | The Sun

January 17, 2023

EVERTON have made contact with Bologna over the possibility of signing Marko Arnautovic, according to reports.

The Austrian was a target for Manchester United in the summer but a transfer did not materialise.

But now the Toffees are keen to bring in the striker as they look to bolster their squad in an attempt to boost their Premier League survival hopes.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claim Everton have seen a loan bid for Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata rejected.

Reports also suggest that Everton have had an offer turned down for Udinese striker Beto.

Therefore, the club have turned their attention to Arnautovic, having already made contact with the player's representatives.

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The 33-year-old is best remembered for his spells in the Premier League with Stoke and West Ham.

And he is still finding the net now at Bologna in Serie A, netting eight goals in 16 matches this season.

Arnautovic is currently out with an injury that is expected to keep him sidelined until the end of January, handing him time to sort out the potential move.

Everton are in desperate need for more players with Frank Lampard's men joint bottom of the table on 15 points.

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With pressure building on the Merseyside club's board, they are keen to bring in a number of quality players.

The team have found the back of the net only 15 times this term, the second lowest number by a side in the division.

To solve their problems, they have also been linked with Man Utd's Anthony Elanga and Lille's Timothy Weah.

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