According to Sky Italia's Gianluca DiMarzio, the Blues made contact with the Serie A club yesterday and he expects things to hot up on that front in the final days of the transfer window.
Milik has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham this summer, with the North Londoners reportedly ready to offer cash to buy him outright.
The 26-year-old Pole has been with Napoli since 2016 and has scored 38 goals in League 96 games in his time in Italy but is now in the last year of his contract.
A loan move to Roma that included an option to buy for £16.5m recently fell through and with Napoli keen to offload him, it could be a straight choice between Jose Mourinho's Spurs or linking back up with Carlo Ancelotti at Everton.
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1 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:14:15
2 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:15:49
3 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:18:44
4 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:21:25
5 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:21:40
6 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:36:55
Also, from what Ive heard, he and Carlo didnt get on together at Napoli. Malik was, apparently, one of the anti Carlo brigade.
7 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:50:36
8 Posted 25/09/2020 at 07:57:19
Initially, there was a lot of excitement around him, and he was quickly touted as the “new Levandowski”.
He then moved to Schalke (the Germans obviously falling for that marketing angle) then to Ajax, where he started playing deeper – basically as a Number 10 or winger – before moving on to Napoli.
At Napoli he has been more prolific but I don't think he would last too long in the Premier League. He also plays in a deeper role for the national side. I simply don't think he has the engine and, on top of that, he has a pretty bad injury record. Let's give this one a big ‘nie dziekuje'!
9 Posted 25/09/2020 at 08:01:14
Do you mean Bayer Leverkusen? Milik never played for Schalke. He flopped at Leverkusen and spent a year on loan at Augsburg before he ended up at Ajax.
10 Posted 25/09/2020 at 08:16:57
11 Posted 25/09/2020 at 08:33:06
We need a top quality, confident, commanding player in the centre of our defence. This position should be our number one priority.
12 Posted 25/09/2020 at 09:10:05
13 Posted 25/09/2020 at 09:15:39
At my age such tricks of the memory are numerous! That said, I would stand by the fact that he's not for us.
14 Posted 25/09/2020 at 09:25:01
15 Posted 25/09/2020 at 09:43:54
He is a goal scorer, coming into his prime at 26. 17 goals in 35 Serie A games 2018-19 season and 11 in 26 last season and an additional 3 goals in 5 Champions League matches. A very decent return.
Ancelotti will know all about his strengths and weaknesses. So he is a good position to make the right call.
I wonder if they are exploring Moise going back to Italy with Napoli, and they are trying to work something out with Milik coming this way.
16 Posted 25/09/2020 at 09:49:01
17 Posted 25/09/2020 at 10:04:50
18 Posted 25/09/2020 at 10:08:53
Oh, that was milk! Not sure about this, having read mixed reports about him, and also that Carlo is not over keen (or Over Kean). Which, joking apart, like a few have said depends on what is happening to Moise.
He has started to find the back of the net but not his smile, so maybe he has suddenly clicked, or is it a false dawn?
19 Posted 25/09/2020 at 10:10:37
They should have known that there would be payback for such arrogance. But my god, they don't deserve Koeman. Does the Spanish Football pyramid have the equivalent of the Vauxhall Conference?
20 Posted 25/09/2020 at 12:31:46
21 Posted 25/09/2020 at 12:47:36
The first four goals you could see the joy on the Everton players running up to the goal scorer, not just one or two players but almost half the team close enough.
Then Kean scores without the slightest joy of scoring, our new left-back went towards Kean with a big smile that quickly changed after congratulating Kean, not many of the other players raced over after his reaction so read into that what you like.
Have a look at all five goals again and have a good look at the players celebrating each goal, then look at the last goal and the players who, on seeing Kean's enthusiasm, hardly crack a smile when going to the player.
There is no doubt he wants out, the players are right behind whoever scores, but this guy is making it difficult for the other players. We need that togetherness on the pitch, but what I see is 9 outfield players, playing for their teammates, and one who is on his own and not happy, even after scoring in his games.
22 Posted 25/09/2020 at 12:52:32
His agent is Mina Raiola and the Italian Press is daily, full of reports about him trying to get him to Juventus and how hard hes working to get Everton to do a loan deal which is not the slightest benefit to us.
It wouldnt be the first time this individual has sowed unrest with ‘his players would it?
23 Posted 25/09/2020 at 13:31:34
I thought the headline read Everton join race for Milk.
Immediately thought this was a ploy to build up calcium and bone strength in the squad.
24 Posted 25/09/2020 at 13:42:15
To me, it is the equivalent of the kid taking his ball home, or spitting their dummy out, because they are not getting what they want.
25 Posted 25/09/2020 at 13:44:50
26 Posted 25/09/2020 at 13:48:06
27 Posted 25/09/2020 at 14:07:46
Also a good shout for Maxi Gomez.
28 Posted 25/09/2020 at 14:32:46
29 Posted 25/09/2020 at 15:17:45
30 Posted 25/09/2020 at 15:46:16
31 Posted 25/09/2020 at 16:02:46
32 Posted 25/09/2020 at 16:04:43
Well, Carlo hasn't steered us wrong so far. Maybe we should just leave it to him to decide whether a player fits into his plans or not because it's plain most of us haven't got a clue.
33 Posted 25/09/2020 at 16:07:48
An ageing Suarez is still better than almost every other striker currently playing football anywhere.
34 Posted 25/09/2020 at 16:09:20
35 Posted 25/09/2020 at 16:11:28
36 Posted 25/09/2020 at 16:34:16
37 Posted 25/09/2020 at 17:17:33
38 Posted 25/09/2020 at 20:32:47
Yes, I believe Carlo will need a back-up striker, you can't rely on Kean as his body language says he is homesick and could well be off.
I think Josh King could be a good acquisition, has good attributes as a striker, and he could be available for a reasonable fee.
Of course, I would love Maxi Gomez but it depends what's left behind Bill's sofa?
39 Posted 25/09/2020 at 22:18:26
40 Posted 25/09/2020 at 22:36:36
Whenever I've seen Mitrovic, I thought he was good but he gets slagged off a lot by Geordies and Fulham fans who've seen him week-in & week-out.
41 Posted 26/09/2020 at 08:48:28
I think the only reason he is linked to us is because he plays for Napoli. I can think of plenty others from there that I would prefer.
42 Posted 26/09/2020 at 10:59:33
43 Posted 27/09/2020 at 11:15:16
Whoever we get, if we get anyone, will either be a young prospect or an older striker looking for a last contract. What about Giroud at Chelsea? He's dropping down the pecking order at Chelsea. Knows his way around a penalty box and plenty of Premier League experience.
44 Posted 27/09/2020 at 14:23:01
I think we are okay now that goals are getting spread around, so an out and out striker is not top priority, of course, it depends what happens with Kean.
I hope we are concentrating more on Hirving Lozano who would bolster our midfield/wing attack and is capable of chipping in with a few goals too.
45 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:57:56
Went Real, and not getting game time. He was brilliant in the German League before his move.
Big Frame, great left foot, young.
I don't know the reason behind him not playing/lighting up the Spanish league, but surely this would be more suited for us.
46 Posted 28/09/2020 at 12:13:29
Why would Jovic swap the Real Madrid bench for the Everton bench?
The best option linked to date is probably Edouard from Celtic who will be more likely to be interested in earning his place rather than demanding it.
47 Posted 28/09/2020 at 13:36:56
48 Posted 28/09/2020 at 21:25:25
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