EVERTON are reportedly ready to continue their spending spree by rivalling Manchester United for Hirving Lozano.
A move to Napoli last summer has not got to plan for the winger, leading to a possible £40million exit in the coming weeks.
According to CalcioMercato, Carlo Ancelotti’s side are preparing a bid in the coming hours.
The Toffees boss was busy unveiling James Rodriguez to the media on Thursday afternoon after the Colombian’s move from Real Madrid.
Everton have splashed around £55m on signings this summer with Ancelotti praising the club’s “fantastic job” in the transfer department.
Abdoulaye Doucoure, young left-back Niels Nkounkou and Napoli midfielder Allan have also arrived.
And Goodison Park bosses are set to get back on the phone to Italy to thrash out a deal for Lozano.
Despite a return of just five goals and two assists in his debut year at Napoli, the 25-year-old is still highly rated.
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Reports in Italy named United as one interested party in the forward.
Lozano is apparently seen as a potentially key marketing asset in North America, as well as a solid member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack.
Agent Mino Raiola will be key to formulating the player’s future, with Lozano said to have desired an Old Trafford switch before the move to Naples.