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Everton identify Bournemouth striker as Lukaku replacement?

Everton identify Bournemouth striker as Lukaku replacement?

King identified as top winter target
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Everton are reportedly plotting a winter move for Bournemouth's Joshua King, in order to fill the void left by former striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Toffees have looked short in the centre-forward department this term with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Sandro Ramirez scoring just two goals among them in the Premier League.

Ronald Koeman's side lost Lukaku to Manchester United in a £75m deal over the summer, and according to The Sun, the manager wants King to be the focal point of his attack in the second half of the season.

The Norway international is also capable of playing in the wide positions, and this has attracted interest from the Toffees, who are prepared to match his £20m valuation.

King, who notched 16 Premier League goals last term, was tipped to join Tottenham Hotspur during the recently concluded summer transfer window. He scored the first goal of the 2017/18 season during the Cherries' disappointing 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.