It also looks like that they have given up their bid to sign Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.
The Toffees have spent big during the summer transfer window, and a lot of fans thought that they had it right this season. However, Ronald Koeman failed to deliver because they are missing a centre-forward.
Big names such as Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Gylfi Sigurdsson could not do the trick for Everton as they still have a missing ingredient, a striker.
While Everton have signed Wayne Rooney on a free transfer, but his fast game and scoring ability are now slower than when he was with Manchester United.
Koeman needs a new signing in January since this will be a very crucial time for the club.
28-year-old Dost is also familiar with Koeman since he has been the manager’s target since 2013 for Feyenoord, and again in 2014 when he was still at Southampton.
Dost, who is now playing for Sporting CP in Portugal has a staggering 41 goals in 53 games and is in the form of his life. It is no wonder Koeman is interested in getting him to Everton.
While Dost will not be able to deliver like Lukaku, but this would give Koeman a proven finisher and aerial threat that the team needs.