Everton are preparing an approach to sign PSV Eindhoven’s Johan Bakayoko.

That’s according to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who has reported that the Toffees are already in talks over a move for the Belgian and are ready to challenge Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.

Bakayoko made his senior debut for PSV in early 2022 before enjoying a stellar breakthrough 2022-23 campaign in which he scored nine goals and provided six assists in all competitions.

The forward has continued his impressive form into the current season, bagging two assists in two Champions League matches this month.

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Everton face incredibly tough competition for his signature however, with Tavolieri claiming that Napoli have already made an offer to PSV as they look to replace Hirving Lozano.

AC Milan have already previously been linked with Bakayoko, while he already rejected a move to PSG back in February before extending his contract in the Netherlands until 2026.

After the French giants offered €15 million for the youngster, Bakayoko said: “I didn’t find PSG’s interest surprising, I know what I can do and what my qualities are. Others too they recognise.

“It’s very nice to know about the attention of such important clubs, but I want to stay here and be myself, continuing to grow at PSV.”

It’s unclear how much the 20-year-old will cost Everton, however they are now set to make an official bid in the coming hours.

Can Everton win the race for Johan Bakayoko?

Johan Bakayoko made his mark on the Eredivisie last season after previously bagging 19 goals and 13 assists for Jong PSV.

The tricky winger has now attracted interest from some of Europe’s elite and Everton will have a huge task ahead of them if they are to bring him to Goodison Park.

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The Toffees have already added Jack Harrison and Arnaut Danjuma to their ranks, however they still look to be hopeful of sealing one big money attacker to deploy out wide – with Wilfried Gnonto and Huge Ekitike still on their radar.

However, it seems like a lot to ask for Everton to win the race for Bakayoko. Sean Dyche’s side are far from being able to promise him European football, while a move to Italy could still guarantee him regular minutes.

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