Everton and Bayern Munich are reportedly discussing a €10m buy option for Joshua Zirkzee ahead of a loan deal this January.
It was revealed last week that Carlo Ancelotti’s side were leading the race to sign Zirkzee after his move to Eintracht Frankfurt fell through.
The 19-year-old was shown a red card for Bayern’s reserves, which resulted in a three-match ban. And the ban would have been upheld even if Zirkzee did transfer to Frankfurt.
Ancelotti is looking to boost his attacking options and provide cover for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.
However, according to Sky Sports reporter Max Bielefeld, the Merseysiders are finding the proposed deal a little hard to do, financially.
Bielefeld tweeted: “Talks between @Everton and @FCBayern ongoing for a transfer of Joshua Zirkzee. Loan with obligation to buy (10m€+) is being discussed. Financially not an easy transaction for Everton though”
Sky sources: Talks between @Everton and @FCBayern ongoing for a transfer of Joshua Zirkzee. Loan with obligation to buy (10m€+) is being discussed. Financially not an easy transaction for Everton though #TransferUpdate pic.twitter.com/NL1wtOktSW
— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) January 18, 2021
The Netherlands Under-21 star is now out of the Bayern first-team picture and looks set to leave. He played against Tottenham in the Champions League last year, and has scored four goals for the first team.
Parma are another club who are reportedly interested in Zirkzee. According to Tuttomercatoweb, a possibly be closer to a move to Italy than the Premier League.
Roberto D’Aversa’s side have scored just 13 goals in 17 games so far, and Zirkzee’s addition could help the Italian outfit to solve some of their final third issues.