Everton have opened talks with Inter Milan forward, Joaquin Correa.

That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim the thatToffees have held ‘tentative’ discussions in recent weeks over a potential move for the Argentine.

The report states that West Ham are also in talks with the player and could offer him European football after they won the European Conference League final earlier this month.

Correa joined the Italian giants from Lazio on a loan deal with an obligation to buy two years ago. However, he has failed to make an impact at the San Siro.

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The attacker has spent months on the sidelines and has regularly failed to make Inter’s starting line-up, netting only ten goals in all competitions since joining the club. Correa hasn’t scored in Serie A since October 2022.

The report claims that Inter Milan are desperate to offload Correa this summer despite having three years remaining on his contract.

Simone Inzaghi is eager to improve his attack for next season and the 28-year-old isn’t in his plans.

It was previously reported that the Nerezzurri would consider sending him out on loan, with reports revealing the club deemed him ‘unsellable’ due to his injury record, according to FCInterNews.

Is Joaquin Correa the goalscorer Everton need?

Joaquin Correa once had a lot of potential and was expected to succeed during his time in Italy.

The 28-year-old boasted a much more impressive tally during his time with Lazio, bagging 33 goal contributions across three seasons in Serie A.

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However, Correa’s current form shouldn’t be one that appeals to Everton.

The forward has never reached double figures in the league and the Toffees certainly don’t need yet another injury-prone player to join Dominic Calvert-Lewin on his regular trips to the treatment room.

While Correa may be a cheaper alternative to Everton’s other targets, there is clearly a reason for that and Sean Dyche’s side should steer clear.