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Everton face roadblock in their pursuit of Che Adams

Che Adams, Six Sports

Everton continue their hunt for a striker after two losses on the trot. Southampton striker Che Adams is on their wish list at the moment. 

Adams remained an unused substitute during the opening weekend in a 4-1 loss to Tottenham. He was back in the side to play the full 90 minutes in their 2-2 draw with Leeds though.

Everton are in dire need of reinforcements up top. Richarlison departed for Tottenham Hotspur in the window, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin faces an extended spell on the sidelines due to an injury. 

The Toffees have scored only a single goal this season, and that was a Lucas Digne own goal. They do have Salomon Rondon in the ranks, but he has proven to be goal-shy in his latest stint in the Premier League. In such a scenario, Adams could prove to be a wonderful signing.

However, Southampton’s CEO dismissed any rumours and insists that the Scottish international will stay at Saint Mary’s this season in an interview with BBC Radio Solent Sport.

Ninety per cent of what you see in the media is not true. The fact that Everton are trying to take our striker [Che Adams] on loan. It’s not real, it won’t happen. Don’t worry about that.

From our perspective, we are massively comfortable with everyone we bring in. Everybody’s here and we look forward to working with them. I’ll let Ralph answer in a minute about team selection but we will always do what is right.

And if somebody leaves the club, we’ll do it for the right reasons. But I wouldn’t get too worried about an agent and Sky Sports and Twitter because most of those things aren’t true. As you probably see because most of the players we’ve signed you’ve not heard of until we actually do it.

Martin Semmens on Che Adams

As a result, Everton’s tale of woe looks likely to continue. Che Adams could have been an ideal number 9 in the squad, with Premier League experience and a goal-scoring instinct. But with these comments, the deal looks unlikely at the moment.

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