Everton are now interested in signing Torino forward Antonio Sanabria this summer as the transfer season gathers pace.

The 27-year-old, who scored 12 goals and contributed four assists from 33 games in Serie A last season, is on the radar of the Blues, as well as Wolves and Crystal Palace.

That is according to Torino Granata, who claim that a reasonable offer would tempt the Italian club into letting go of the attacker.

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Everton need to invest wisely in their depleted forward line this summer and it remains to be seen how much Sean Dyche will have to spend.

Indeed, it is likely that the Toffees will exploit the loan market, and take advantage of players available on a free, such as Frenchman Moussa Dembele, who has been linked with a move to Goodison Park.

With that in mind, Everton cannot afford to repeat transfer mistakes of years gone by, such as the £15m spent on Neal Maupay last summer.

Everton might do well to avoid Sanabria, he won’t solve goal crisis at the club

Sanabria had his most prolific season at Torino last year, scoring 12 goals, but his record is relatively uninspiring overall.

Indeed, a decade after making his international debut for his native Paraguay, the 27-year-old still only has two goals to his name, after 29 appearances.

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The Turin side are reportedly after a fee in excess of £20m, though may be prepared to accept a small reduction if a reasonable offer comes their way.

With Everton potentially operating with limited financial clout this summer, such a fee seems like a risk for a player with relatively average goal returns throughout his career.

This could be a defining summer for the Blues, and events both on and off the pitch could allow the club to stabilise after years of uncertainty.