By Nick Ware

10th Dec, 2021 | 6:10pm

Everton ready to launch 'explosive' bid to sign Ghana midfielder Iddrisu Baba amid Premier League chase

Everton are willing to make an “explosive” offer for Ghanaian midfielder Iddrisu Baba, according to Diario de Mallorca.

Baba, 25, has been repeatedly linked with a move to Everton by GhanaSoccerNet, who claim the Blues are ready to meet the Real Mallorca star’s £38.4million release clause.

Diario de Mallorca (9 December) have also reported Everton’s interest in the La Liga centre-midfielder while claiming there are a number of other Premier League clubs who want to sign him.

They wrote: “The war to seize the services of Iddrisu Baba has begun. Several Premier League clubs make no secret of their intentions to sign the young midfielder.

“One of the most interested is Everton, who is willing to make an explosive offer for the 25-year-old during the next winter market.”

Beating off the competition

Baba scored his first Mallorca goal on 2 October as the beat Levante 1-0 in La Liga.

He followed his winner with a spectacular somersault to celebrate his long-awaited strike in Mallorca colours.

It’s the defensive side of this game, though, for which he has become more well-known.

Indeed, his industrious side is perhaps best exemplified in the six yellow cards he has picked up in 15 league appearances for Mallorca.

He was banned for one game in November for accumulating too many while he recorded seven in La Liga 2 last season.

Everton’s midfield would certainly possess bite with Baba, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure in there.

But it remains to be seen whether the Blues can actually afford to make an “explosive” offer for the five-cap Ghana international, given recent money issues at the club.

They may have to be quick to sign Baba, though, with other Premier League clubs after him.

In other Everton news, another sale is on the cards as a Champions League-winning boss wants to sign this Blues star.

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