David Moyes’ future might not be decided yet but that hasn’t stopped the Everton boss planning for next season and he has set his sights on Denmark international Andreas Cornelius and Dutchman Kevin Strootman.
According to the Daily Mirror the Scot has already lined up a move for FC Copenhagen star Cornelius who is likely to cost around £5m.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a highly successful debut full season at his club. He is the top scorer in the Danish league with 18 goals in 26 games. His goals have helped Copenhagen race ten points clear at the top of the table and a league title and a place in the Champions League qualifiers are looking a certainty.
Cornelius is a 6ft4in target man and Moyes believes he could be a hit in the Premier League and add a new dimension to Everton’s attacking play.
Star striker could make the difference
With Nikica Jelavic struggling to recapture his form from last season, Everton have challenged for a European place by spreading the goals across the team. Seven players have scored six or more goals so far this season.
However, Moyes believes a star striker could be the difference between reaching the top four and missing out by a few points.
Moyes is also interested in signing Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman who would cost around £10m. However, he could face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for the deep lying playmaker.
The Mirror say that Moyes’ transfer budget will be a key factor when he decides whether or not to remain at Everton. If he feels he has taken the club as far as he can without significant investment he may take some time away from the game.