Everton transfer targets summer 2024: Toffees weighing up loan move for Napoli star

Unfortunately for Everton, their summer is as likely to be defined by outgoings than incomings.

The club have long been in hot water with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR), suffering two points deductions last season. As such, the likes ofJordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and most significantly, Jarrad Branthwaite, are all being strongly linked with moves away from Goodison Park to help balance the books. Amadou Onana has already agreed a deal to join Aston Villa

Everton transfer targets – latest rumours

As well as seeing to existing problem areas in the squad, such key players would need replacements. As such, it is set to be a busy summer on Merseyside, with Toffees fans worldwide hoping that the arrivals of Tim Iroegbunam and Iliman Ndiaye are the first of many to herald an emerging new era of ownership.

Everton transfer targets
Current club
Estimated fee

🇩🇰 Jesper Lindstrøm

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Napoli

€22m

🇩🇰Matt O'Riley

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Celtic

€20m

🇫🇷 Sammie Szmodics

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Blackburn Rovers

€7m

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tammy Abraham

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AS Roma

€30m

🇫🇷 Matteo Guendouzi

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SSC Lazio

€25m

Amir Richardson

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Stade Reims

€6m

Hot rumours

Jesper Lindstrom could prove an excellent market opportunity for the Toffees – Photo by Icon Sport

Jesper Lindstrøm

In recent days, Everton have been strongly linked with a move for Napoli's versatile attacker, Jesper Lindstrøm.

The Danish international joined from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer, but has found game time very difficult to come by in Italy.

In his debut Serie A campaign, Lindstrøm started just two games. With no European football, Napoli need to reduce their wage bill, and are open to offers for the 24-year-old.

Lindstrøm is a tall and hard-working wide man, capable of carrying the ball great distances, and showed a keen eye for goal while in the Bundesliga.

A loan move seems beneficial to all parties.

Matt O'Riley

With Onana departing Goodison Park, Everton will need midfield reinforcement.

One place the Toffees are reportedly looking is north of Hadrian's Wall, where Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley has caught the eye.

O'Riley, who represents Denmark at international level, is a blend of creativity and tough-tackling, making him perfect for the demands of Sean Dyche's football.

However, the former MK Dons man is of interest to several Premier League clubs and has been the subject of enquiries from West Ham and Fulham. He is believed to have a price tag of £30m.

Sammie Szmodics

Fresh from a stunning 27-goal season for Championship strugglers Blackburn, attacking midfielder Sammie Szmodics is reportedly of interest to Everton.

The Irish international could join his colleague Seamus Coleman on Merseyside, and could add some serious finishing quality to the Toffees, who underperformed their expected goals by a staggering 14.

Szmodics would be a nice addition to Dyche’s squad, but at £20m is not exactly a bargain.

Tammy Abraham has fallen out of favour at Roma – Photo by Icon Sport

Tammy Abraham

With Calvert-Lewin close to a move to Newcastle, Everton will likely be on the hunt for a new number nine.

One potential solution could be offering Tammy Abraham the opportunity to return to the Premier League after three seasons at AS Roma.

Abraham has struggled with injuries since his 27-goal debut season, and lost his place to Romelu Lukaku last season.

The England international reportedly has an asking price of just £17-21m, according to Corriere Dello Sport, with Daniele de Rossi’s side keen to get his £100,000 per week wages off the books.

Abraham could suit Dyche’s direct style of play, with his 6ft5in frame making him a serious presence in the box.

The former Chelsea striker averages 0.57 Premier League goals per 90 in his career. If the Toffees can get Abraham fit and sharp again, this could be a real bargain.

Matteo Guendouzi

Another former Premier League starlet that Everton can offer a path back to English football is Matteo Guendouzi.

With Onana strongly linked with Guendouzi’s former club, Arsenal, the Frenchman could make the switch from Lazio. Everton have made a £17m approach to the Italian club, according to TEAMtalk, but that is still short of the £25m asking price.

But with Guendouzi pushing to leave, having fallen out with coach Ivan Juric, the Toffees may be able to find a compromise.

Guendouzi is a talented player, superb at moving the ball forward. But the France international is also a feisty and physical competitor, with an edge that Dyche could harness. Should Arsenal purchase Onana, Guendouzi would make a fine replacement.

Amir Richardson

According to French outlet GetFrenchFootballNews, Amir Richardson is another midfielder admired at Goodison Park.

The Reims man is technically gifted but physically powerful midfielder grew into Will Still's side as 2023/24 season progressed.

This one is still in the interest phase, but with a mere €10m valuation, the Toffees could get a bargain for the 22-year-old


William Evans is a football and politics fanatic. A first-class graduate of UEA's Broadcast and Digital Journalism MA course, he also achieved a first class degree in politics and media studies during his time at UEA.