Everton have launched a bid to land Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, according to reports.

Negredo, Sevilla's top scorer in La Liga with nine goals to his name, has been linked with a move to Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea in the past.

Jose María del NidoSevilla are reportedly eager to sell up in order to help ease their financial woes, and club president  was in London earlier this month in order to tout the 27-year-old to potential suitors.

Sevilla reportedly value Negredo at £13 million but could accept less than that because of their financial problems.

According to BBC Sport, Everton have made a move for Negredo after a move for Dutch international Leroy Fer fell through, although he is not a direct replacement.

They report that talks are set to continue between the two clubs today as the January transfer window draws to a close.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for the Spanish international this week, and are still said to be in the market for a striker. According to Goal.com, Spurs want to take Negredo on loan, something Sevilla are not keen on.

Spurs have been credited with an interest in Leandro Damiao, Bafetimbi Gomis as well as Negredo in recent weeks, although manager Andre Villas-Boas says he is not expecting any movement in or out of the club today.

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