Everton linked with Nice duo Allan Saint-Maximin & Adrien Tameze

Everton set for a very big summer

Everton have been linked with moves for Nice’s Allan Saint-Maximin and Adrien Tameze, with the Toffees expected to be busy this summer.

The Blues had a pretty solid campaign under Marco Silva last season.

Everton were hoping for a new dawn under their Portuguese boss, after investing heavily in the squad last summer.

Sporting director Marcel Brands brought in all of Richarlison, Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina, Bernard, Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma.

However, a bumpy Christmas period for Everton meant that an eighth-place finish was the best they could manage.

Now, the Toffees could sign as many as seven players this summer in an attempt to break into the top-six.

Two of those players could come in the form of Nice’s Allan Saint-Maximin and Adrien Tameze, with reports linking Everton with a move for the pair.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Everton Director of Football, Marcel Brands looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on September 1, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Everton targeting Nice double deal?

According to L’Equipe, as cited by Sport Witness, Everton have been in contact with Nice over the potential signing of Saint-Maximin.

Their report claims that while Saint-Maximin has a release clause of €60 million, Everton could get him for less than half of that.

This comes after a disappointing season, in which the player scored five goals and assisted six.

As pointed out by Sport Witness, L’Equipe also name-drop Everton as a potential destination for Adrien Tameze.

The midfielder assisted five goals last season and is also supposedly being tracked by Atalanta.

With Idrissa Gueye having been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain again recently, a move for Tameze would hardly come as a surprise.


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Phil Jagielka confirms Everton departure

While there will no doubt be incomings, there could also be plenty of departures at Everton this summer.

With a bloated squad, the Toffees need to trim their numbers, and Phil Jagielka is the first to be sacrificed.

Click here to find out more about his departure.