Everton have been scouting Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to reports in the Italian press.
The Toffees ran their eye over the Italy international as he scored two late goals in his side’s 2-0 win at Crotone on Sunday.
However, it is believed the Serie A club want to extend the 22-year-old’s deal in Turin that currently runs until the summer of 2020.
Everton’s search for a striker to help out Romelu Lukaku is no secret, Belotti being the latest forward’s name to pop up in the transfer rumor mill.
Ronald Koeman needs to bolster his squad in January, ideally signing at least two forwards to lessen his star striker’s goal-scoring load. Liverpool are still favorites to win the Belotti sweepstakes, especially as Daniel Sturridge is reported to be on his way out of Anfield, possibly to AC Milan.