Reports from the Daily Mail and the Liverpool Echo are suggesting that Everton are looking into possibly acquiring the services of striker Breel Embolo.
The eighteen year old is currently playing at Basel and has scored eight league goals for the team this season. The Daily Mail has estimated that the Swiss international’s services would be available for about £18 million. A hefty fee, but his youth and skill makes him look worth it.
This rumor has further fueled speculation about Lukaku’s future at the club, as many see Embolo as a potential replacement for the Belgian forward. Embolo could also pair with Lukaku up top which would give Everton a fearsome front line.
The youngster has also caught the eye of others clubs big clubs including Manchester United and Barcelona. The Mail further speculates that if Tottenham fail to acquire the services of Berahino from West Brom, they could join the race for Embolo.
Likelihood: 6/10. Martinez has generally used a cautious approach to transfers and I’m not sure he would want to spent this much on such a young player. I also, don’t see Lukaku going anywhere in January.