Transfer news: Benfica could hijack Everton move for Michy Batshuayi - reports
Toffees' pursuit of Standard Liege striker at risk
Friday 17 January 2014
Roberto Martinez is reportedly facing a battle with Portuguese giants Benfica for the signature of Michy Batshuayi.
The Standard Liege striker is reportedly wanted by Everton as a replacement for recently sold Nikica Jelavic.
The Belgian youngster is thought to be available for around £7m and Benfica are now said to be lining him up as a replacement for Rodrigo Moreno who is a target of Zenit St Petersburg.
Standard Liege have already reportedly warned Everton off signing their striker although it is understood they may be more open to a summer move.
Batshuayi has reportedly been training on his own this week after Everton's interest in him was made public.
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