Everton have offered €25 million to sign Udinese striker Beto, according to TuttoMercatoWeb reporter Marco Conterio.
The Toffees want to land a forward before the January transfer window closes tonight.
The Serie A club are yet to respond to Everton’s bid for the Portuguese striker.
Beto has also caught the attention of Napoli, but they are planning to move for him in the summer.
Everton want a deal done today as they look to bolster manager Sean Dyche’s attack.
Beto has been in fine form this term, with seven goals and an assist to his name in 20 Serie A games.
He ended last season with 11 goals in 28 league appearances during a season-long loan.
Udinese are currently seventh in the Serie A and pushing for European qualification due to his goals.
Everton want to stay up this term and need a quality finisher.
They have lost Anthony Gordon to Newcastle United and will need to replace him. However, convincing Beto to join them could be tricky.
He may prefer to wait until the summer, when the current league leaders and Serie A title favourites could come calling.
Everton appear to have lost the race for Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana to Southampton.
No other club have been linked with Beto, but Fiorentina could opt against releasing him.
The former Portimonense star is their highest goalscorer this term.
Getting a quality replacement for him within the hours left in the transfer window will not be easy.
Everton have left it late to complete their transfer deals this month and could end up regretting it.
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