Wolves have joined Everton in the race to sign Moussa Dembele this summer.

The Express & Star have reported that the Midlands club are now chasing the striker following Diego Costa’s release, with Raul Jimenez’s future in doubt.

Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that Everton are one club targeting Dembele, with his contract at Lyon expiring this month.

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The Frenchman could prove to be real bargain for whoever wins the pursuit, having netted 21 goals in only 30 matches for Lyon during the 2021-22 campaign.

A forward of Dembele’s goalscoring ability available for free has understandably attracted plenty of interest, with Wolves and Everton also joined by Galatasaray and a host of clubs in Italy.

The 26-year-old has previously plied his trade in the UK, kick-starting his career with Fulham before joining Celtic in 2016.

His time in Scotland came with plenty of praise as he bagged 26 goals across two seasons, with his former teammate Kieran Tierney labelling him as ‘brilliant’.

Everton face tough competition for Dembele but need to seal deal

Everton have been linked with a number of brilliant strikers in recent weeks, but Moussa Dembele is certainly one that fits the bill.

The forward is a proven goalscorer across Europe and has the physicality, pace and positioning to go alongside it.

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With the Toffees eager to delve into the free agent transfer market, Dembele is arguably one of the best players they are going to get without coughing up a hefty fee.

While it may go down to where Dembele wishes to play his football, they will certainly be able to guarantee him regular action on the pitch.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay have failed to impress this season, while Ellis Simms has been heavily linked with a return to the Championship.

The trio only scored four goals between them last season and Sean Dyche will be eager to install a striker that can guarantee the club double figures as they look to avoid a third consecutive relegation scrap.