Everton boss looks to Arkadiusz Milik to strengthen his squad after missing out on Graziano Pelle, who is set for a mega-money move to China.

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milik willAccording to the Liverpool Echo, new Everton boss Ronald Koeman is mulling over a move for Ajax forward Arkadiusz Milik as he looks to strengthen his forward line this summer.

Koeman initially wanted a reunion with Graziano Pelle, who he has previously worked with at Southampton and Feyenoord, but this deal was dashed after the Italian accepted a deal at Shandong Luneng. Everton could not compete with the Chinese club, who were offering the Italian €40 million for just two and a half seasons.

Therefore, Koeman has been forced to look for alternatives to bolster his attack and Milik is now his first choice. However, Ajax’s Sporting Director Marc Overmars has said it would take an enormous offer for the Dutch club to part ways with the Polish international.

Overmars is reported to have said, “At the moment the departure of the player isn’t scheduled, we’re not selling him. To get things started it’d take a monster offer, but it’d only be possible after the Champions League qualifiers (at the start of August).”

Milik is currently valued at around €10 million euros after scoring twenty-one goals for Ajax in all competitions last season.

It is thought that Everton should be able to tempt Ajax with a significant offer, similar to what Tottenham have offered AZ for Janssen, especially if Belgian Roman Lukaku leaves in search of Champions League football.

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