Everton boss Ronald Koeman has identified Memphis Depay and Manolo Gabbiadini as he has to replace Yannick Bolaise in the January transfer window.
Bolasie has been ruled out for the rest of the season after pulling up a knee injury in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
Everton was keen on roping in the services of Gabbiadini but Napoli turned rejected their £12m bid for the star Italian winger.
Napoli has set a higher asking price of £18m for Gabbiadini and it is believed that Everton might match the price to fill in the void after Bolasie was ruled out due to an injury.
Everton have also identified other transfer targets – which includes Manchester United duo Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin.
Koeman said: “Maybe it’s necessary that we need to sign somebody in that position, yes.”
“We are looking for players to bring in different positions because we need to be stronger from January. For Bolasie it’s a big injury. He had a scan last Monday, and that showed he had damaged the cruciate ligaments — and maybe something more in his knee.”
“We are looking for some good options and maybe it is more necessary now than it was before because we have lost Yannick for a long time.”
“It’s a big loss for everybody — for the player, his team-mates and the whole club. He’s an important player and it’s a long-term injury.”