Everton enter transfer battle with Spurs for cut-price hitman

EVERTON are set to take on Tottenham for Burnley striker Andre Gray, according to reports.

Everton want Burnley striker Andre Gray as part of a huge £75million summer overhaul.

The Telegraph claim the Toffees are eyeing a number of targets including Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdson, Las Palmas defender Mauricio Lemos and Gray.

The report says the Goodison Park club are hopeful of getting a deal over the line for the Burnley man as his contract has just one year left to run.

Should he fail to pen a new deal with the Lancashire club, Sean Dyche’s side will likely look to cash in.

However, Everton face stiff competition for his signature from Premier League rivals Tottenham.

Spurs are still lacking in firepower and Express Sport understands Gray is on their summer wishlist.

Mauricio Pochettino will see the purse strings tightened in the coming transfer windows as the club pump funds into their new stadium.

And Gray is reportedly a cut-price option to offer competition to Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen who has struggled in his first season in England.

He has made 35 appearances for Burnley this term, scoring 10 goals and providing two assists in all competitions.

Martin Zlateski

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