Everton could now offer Neal Maupay as part of a swap deal for Salernitana forward Boulaye Dia this summer.
Maupay joined the Blues in a £15m deal from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer but has struggled to adapt to life at Goodison Park.
Indeed, the Frenchman contributed just one goal all season, often looking out of sorts and has been linked with a move away from Merseyside after just one year.
Indeed, Salernitana have been linked with a loan move for the 26-year-old, and with Everton needing attacking reinforcements, a part-exchange deal could suit all parties.
Dia recently underwent knee surgery so has not been training or participating in pre-season for the Italian side, but could be a useful addition to Sean Dyche’s attacking options once fit.
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Indeed, the 26-year-old scored an impressive 16 goals in 33 games last season, while also contributing six assists.
Everton replacing Neal Maupay with Dia would be great business
Everton desperately need to add goals to their team, with just 34 Premier League strikes all season seeing the Blues escape relegation on the final day of the campaign.
No doubt Everton fans would be happy to see the back of the insipid Maupay, who has continued his dreadful run of form during the club’s pre-season fixtures.
Indeed, if Everton can recruit a player of Dia’s goalscoring prowess and move on Neal Maupay in the process then that would be a superb piece of business from the Blues.