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Everton will move for West Ham striker Michail Antonio if they stay up

Everton have plans to sign West Ham United striker Michail Antonio in the summer if they stay up, reports the Sun.

The Toffees are 15th in the Premier League after 28 games.

However, they are just two points above the drop zone and are still very much in the relegation race.

Everton will look to maintain their record of having never been relegated from the Premier League.

However, they need to sign quality players when the next transfer window opens to prevent another relegation battle.

The Merseyside club were linked with Antonio during the January transfer window, but a move did not work out.

Having continued to struggle in front of goal, they still need a striker and the 32-year-old could be a perfect short-term acquisition.

The West Ham star has 59 Premier League goals for his club and has bagged seven goals across all competitions this term.

Antonio has also assisted 29 top-flight goals and could help solve Everton’s woes in the final third.

He is entering the final 12 months of his contract at the London Stadium.

West Ham could be forced to cash in on him instead of losing him for free.

Antonio will not cost suitors plenty of money due to his contract situation.

Everton could do with such a bargain signing given their financial situation.

They are unable to splash the cash and have been forced to sign players available on the cheap.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been constantly plagued by injuries, while Neal Maupay has struggled to find his form.

Antonio is not the most prolific striker in the land, but he offers more than goals and Everton manager Sean Dyche loves such a hardworking player.

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