Everton are ready to sell two players to finance a move for Arnaut Danjuma.

That’s according to TEAMtalk, who have reported that the Toffees are willing to sell Ellis Simms and Neal Maupay to cut costs ahead of a move for the Dutchman.

Danjuma was extremely close to joining Everton in January and had already passed his medical before Tottenham Hotspur snatched him from their grasp and he instead went to London.

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While the forward failed to register a goal or assist in the Premier League, Everton are now eager to bring him to Goodison Park once again.

While Danjuma would be available for around £25 million, Villarreal are reportedly open to letting him leave on loan for a second time.

Everton have been hit with financial problems this summer and need to offload a number of players before they can bring anyone in, with Danjuma’s loan deal not any different.

The report claims that Everton will look to sell both Simms and Maupay to help them fund Danjuma’s wages and also bring in a number of other signings this summer.

Things don’t look good for Everton when they can’t fund Arnaut Danjuma’s loan deal

Everton fans will be hopeful they can get Arnaut Danjuma’s move over the line at the second attempt, though it is concerning that they may have to offload two strikers to do so.

The 26-year-old is thought to only be on £34,000 at Villarreal, around a third of what Everton’s biggest stars are raking in.

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It seems like it should be a fairly straight forward deal for the Toffees, though it will still be beneficial if they can make a decent sum from Simms and Maupay’s departures to fill in the squad elsewhere.

Danjuma was previously praised despite his struggles with Spurs, with Alan Shearer impressed by his debut against Preston North End in January.

The former striker said: “Wonderful start for Danjuma. Started really well. Made a few interesting and good runs then gets his reward with the goal.”

Sean Dyche’s side will be hopeful the attacker can replicate his previous form with Bournemouth after showing glimpses in North London.

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