By George Overhill

14th Jul, 2022 | 5:10pm

Everton consider move to sign Edin Dzeko from Inter ahead of Premier League rivals

Everton are considering a move for Inter striker Edin Dzeko with the Italians prepared to sell him this summer, Gazetta dello Sport reports.

The Italian giants are looking to move one of their attacking options on having re-signed Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea and needing to free up space to try to sign Paulo Dybala.

Bosnian veteran Dzeko was only signed last summer after the Belgian forward’s move to Stamford Bridge, but is now available for a suitable offer.

After selling Richarlison to Tottenham at the end of June the Toffees are in the market for goal-scoring help, and now are reportedly thinking over the 36-year-old as an option.

Chelsea youngster Armando Broja is a prime target but his future looks no closer to being solved after a lack of movement on the transfer front saw him join up with Thomas Tuchel’s squad in Los Angeles for preseason.

According to Gazetta the former Man City man, who has 63 international goals and over 300 career club goals, had an approach from Juventus which he “immediately rejected” as he would prefer to remain at San Siro as first choice.

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Premier League options are seen as most likely to tempt Dzeko as the money is available to pay him the salary he expects, with Wolves and Leicester both apparently also considering him.


There are some echos of the Everton business-model of old to the idea that they could bring in such a high profile veteran who is clearly nearing the end of his career.

But Dzeko has hasn’t failed to reach double figures since his final season at the Etihad and as a stop-gap option there are far worse choices to find the back of the net.

Of couse Frank Lampard would prefer to find his long-term answer now, which it looks like he sees as Broja, and there is still a chance he can land him before the end of the summer window.

But it won’t be easy considering the competition from West Ham and Southampton, as well as the fact that it is likely to be a very late deal if it gets done, since Chelsea are still mulling their options with him.

And since Inter are under pressure to make space for a run at Dybala because other suitors are circling, there is scope for them to let the now expendable Dzeko leave for relatively cheap.

That of course would attract Everton in their current circumstances, so if the price is right then maybe this could be a cheap answer that tides the club over.

There have to be some questions over the dynamism that the Bosnian could offer, which would understandably be far less than Richarlison did.

If Salomon Rondon can be moved on then he would certainly be an upgrade on him, and a strong alternative to Dominic Calvert-Lewin should the Englishman take time to get back into form, so this is one to keep an eye on if the Broja chase continues to drag.