Everton are determined to sign Wilfried Gnonto from Leeds United this summer and want a deal done as quickly as possible.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who say ‘Everton want him immediately’ as they look to bolster Sean Dyche’s squad this summer.

Reports over the last week or so have put Everton in the mix for Gnonto as they plan for next season and look to add to a forward line that is in desperate need of reinforcement after a poor campaign.

Reports in England have made it clear that Dyche wants to add pace and running to his squad in this window and Gnonto certainly fits that profile after impressing for Leeds last season.

He was one of Leeds’ better players after arriving from FC Zurich, with two goals and four assists in 24 league games and a series of impressive performances that earned him rave reviews from all corners.

Those displays and his characteristics mean there is ‘no shortage of suitors’ according to Gazzetta and they say the demand from Everton is ‘high’.

They’ll have to convince Leeds into a sale first, although that is unlikely to be a comfortable negotiation given relations between the two clubs are strained to say the least.

The factor in Everton’s favour could be the player’s wishes, with his agent revealing today that he would probably prefer to be playing in the Premier League next season rather than the Championship.

For now, his focus is on Italy’s U21s and the European championship but with Everton seemingly pushing for a transfer, he may have a decision to make sooner rather than later.