Everton are now reportedly growing frustrated in their attempts to sign Leeds United forward Wilfried Gnonto this summer.

The Toffees have made the ‘quality’ Italian international a primary target this summer, making a £15m bid last month, which was rejected by Daniel Farke’s side.

Indeed, Leeds United, who were relegated to the Championship last season, appear unwilling to sell their young talent, which may prompt Everton to look elsewhere.

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A loan move for Southampton forward Kamaldeen Sulemana has been looked at as a potential alternative to Gnonto, should the Italian remain at Elland Road.

That is according to the Daily Mail, who report that Sean Dyche’ side have been left frustrated by Leeds United’s reluctance to agree a deal for Gnonto.

Everton cannot waste more time only to lose out on Wilfried Gnonto, they must reinforce their attack now

Everton are yet to spend this summer, with their two signings thus far coming in the form of free agent and PL veteran Ashley Young and loan star Arnaut Danjuma.

A deal for Sporting CP starlet Youseff Chermiti looks to be close to completion however, but no doubt Everton fans will remain unconvinced that the deal will go ahead until the Portuguese star is wearing the blue and white jersey.

Indeed, it has been a frustrating summer for the Toffees who have missed out on a number of key targets, with Viktor Gyokeres joining Sporting CP and El Bilal Toure favouring a move to Atalanta rather than Goodison Park.

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Strengthening the club’s attacking output has been a priority for the Blues this summer after scoring an abysmal 34 Premier League goals last season, staying in the top-flight by just two points.

Wilfried Gnonto would indeed be a real exciting addition to Sean Dyche’s attack, but you can’t blame Leeds for wanting to retain one of their top talents.

Kamaldeen Sulemana could be a useful alternative, and a loan deal could suit Everton finically as it would allow them to invest elsewhere within the squad.

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