Italian club Salertina are looking to sign Everton striker Neal Maupay during the summer transfer window, as per Tutto Salertina.
Salertina wanted to sign the 26-year-old striker last summer before he joined the Toffees, and they want to try their luck again in the upcoming transfer window.
If Everton are willing to sell Maupay, then Saltertina sporting director, De Sanctis, will make a concrete effort to sign him. The Italian club will need a striker if Boulaye Dia is sold or if on-loan Hertha Berlin striker Krzysztof Piatek stays at the club.
The French striker scored 27 goals in 109 appearances for Brighton before he moved to Everton for a fee of £15m.
He has struggled to make an impact under both Frank Lampard and Sean Dyche, and a move away from Goodison Park makes sense, irrespective of where the club finish at the end of the season.
Maupay has scored just one goal in 24 Premier League so far. While most of his appearances have come from the bench, he did manage 11 starts for the Toffees.
Everton transfer news: Neal Maupay should be sold
Maupay has proved to be a disastrous signing for the club. Everton have badly struggled for goals this season, and Maupay’s contribution has been negligible.
It will be interesting to see how the transfer window shapes up for the Toffees because, at the moment, the central focus is on staying in the Premier League.
If the Toffees drop down to the Championship, they are likely to sell a host of their first-team players and rebuild the squad accordingly.
Even if they manage to secure their Premier League status, Maupay should be sold. Adding a quality striker is necessary next season, but right now, the Toffees are not in a position to plan for their future.