Everton eye move for Champions League star

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Carlo Ancelotti's first summer in charge of Everton was never going to be ordinary, but we never expected anything like this.

The Italian took over the Toffees last term - an appointment which suggested a change in strategy as the Merseysiders looked to push themselves towards the upper echelons of the Premier League.

Everton were always going to try and improve this summer, but the deals that have been done have been nothing short of mind-blowing.

Deals to sign Allan and James Rodriguez from Napoli and Real Madrid respectively are real signals of intent.

If you thought that the Toffees would be satisfied with another mid-table finish then you are sadly mistaken.

The scary part is that they don't seem to be done.

Everton will continue to be linked to big-name players, and it seems that they're now looking towards a deal for another top star.

Reports from The Telegraph have claimed that Everton are targeting Maxi Gomez.

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Valued at £28.8million by Transfermarkt, the Valencia forward could be on the move this summer after an impressive spell with the Spanish side.

Gomez scored 10 goals for Valencia last term, but due to the club's current financial situation they are prepared to offload several first team players, including the striker.

It's claimed that they would be willing to accept a cut-price deal for the 24-year-old.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Everton are certainly going to be a team to watch this season.

With Allan and James Rodriguez lining up for the Toffees there's going to be no shortage of flair on show at Goodison Park.

Plenty of other players have been linked, but a move for Maxi Gomez would be an excellent addition.

At 24 years of age the Uruguay international will have plenty to offer and could be an ideal fit into Carlo Ancelotti's side.

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Given the fact that he could be available for a discounted fee as well makes the move even more appealing.

If Everton can get these new signings to gel this summer then there's no limitation on what they could achieve this season.

After finishing 12th last term the hope is that they can push into the top half and even squeeze into the European spots.

That will depend on various factors, but there's no doubt that Everton have the quality to challenge.

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