By Saikat Mandal

18th Aug, 2022 | 8:40am

Nice plot second bid for Everton target Ben Brereton-Diaz

French club Nice are not giving up on the chase to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz, amid strong interest from Everton and other Premier League clubs.

According to a report from The Telegraph, Nice are planning to make another offer to sign the Chilean forward after their opening £10m bid was turned down.

Bournemouth are admirers of Brereton-Diaz but they are unwilling to pay a huge fee for the player who is in the final year of his contract.

Get it done

The Toffees are currently short of options in their forward department after Dominic Calvert-Lewin got injured. 

Frank Lampard is without a proper striker at the moment, and they are desperate to land one before the end of the transfer window. 

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Ben Brereton Diaz would be a fantastic addition for the club, but it looks like the Toffees will have to pay a handsome fee to lure him away from the Championship club. 

The 23-year-old is playing at the peak of his form, but he has got no prior experience of playing in the Premier League, which means there is an element of risk involved in this deal. 

Last season, he netted 22 goals in the Championship and has scored two goals in his first three appearances for Blackburn this season, and in theory, he should be an ideal forward to challenge Calvert-Lewin for the regular spot. 

Lampard could also be attracted by his versatility. He can play on the left wing and through the middle. The player is open to leaving the club, and it remains to be seen if the Toffees make any concrete offer to sign him.