Everton and Bournemouth ‘holding talks over potential swap deal’ which would see Josh King move to Goodison Park and Jonojoe Kenny or Jarrad Branthwaite head the other way
- Bournemouth are keen to get money on Josh King rather than lose him on a free
- Everton are keen on the striker and feel he could provide them additional cover
- Defenders Jonjoe Kenny or Jarrad Branthwaite could be involved in a swap deal
Everton and Bournemouth are in talks over a potential swap deal which could see striker Joshua King move to Goodison Park.
King’s contract expires at the end of the season and the Cherries are keen to get money for their man now instead of letting him go for nothing in the summer.
Everton have shown interest in the 28-year-old striker in the past, but didn’t want to meet Bournemouth’s financial demands.
Josh King could leave Bournemouth for nothing when his contract expires in the summer
Bournemouth are considering a swap deal which could see them get Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny
But now according to the Sun, the clubs are in talks over a swap move that could involve Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny or Jarrad Branthwaite.
The Championship side are keen on both men and feel either of the two could offer a boost to their hopes of jumping straight back up to the Premier League.
Everton would see King as someone to provide additional cover to their attacking line, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin impressing up front this season.
Teenage defender Jarrad Branthwaite could be an alternative in a swap deal involving King
King could make the decision though to leave on a free at the end of the campaign, which would be a move that would bring other clubs into play in the summer.
Newcastle United are believed to be keeping an eye on the Norwegian striker, but boss Steve Bruce has reportedly been told to cut spending this month and that there’s no need to sign King, until he can move for nothing in the summer.
West Ham and West Brom have also shown interest in King, with both clubs needing extra reinforcement in their attacking positions.
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