Everton confirm Traore interest
Everton have confirmed they are interested in signing Ivory Coast international Lacina Traore from Monaco.
The 6ft 8ins striker had been heavily linked with a move to West Ham United before the move was hijacked by Roberto Martinez and Everton.
West Ham had already received a work permit for the player, something that Everton also now have in place and Everton will now continue negotiations ahead of the move.
'Everton confirm it has been granted a work permit for Lacina Traore.
'Talks are ongoing with Monaco to secure the 23-year-old's services.' an Everton statement read.
Roberto Martinez speaking to the Echo added: "He is someone who would fit in really well in the role that we want.
"There are a couple of hurdles that we need to get through.
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