In need of some winger reinforcement, preferably down the right, Everton have started looking around Europe for their man.
Links to Hirving Lozano have been semi-recurrent, but so have articles about their alleged interest in Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga.
The forward, who arrived last summer from Nîmes Olympique, has been one of the saving graces in what has been a rather miserable season for the club in the league, scoring 10 goals and assisting another three in 26 league appearances.
Capable of playing both on the right or the left of the attack, the Gabon international has caught the eye of Ancelotti, who is apparently ‘campaigning’ for his arrival at Goodison Park.
That’s what But! Football Club are reporting on Thursday, explaining that both Rennes and Everton are after Bouanga.
They add a ‘first offer’ could be made by the Toffees once the transfer market in England opens.
With that in mind, the Saint-Etienne board are ‘planning a renewal’ for the forward, which would see an increase in his wages, as they are keen to keeping around longer in their attempts to provide Claude Puel with a semi-competitive squad for the next campaign.