What The Papers Say - 18 August

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Chelsea striker Armando Broja is "open" to joining Everton, according to a report from The i.

The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan with Southampton, is said to be the Blues' "number one target", with the Club rumoured to to be in "constant dialogue" with Chelsea over a move for the forward.

Meanwhile, in the Evening Standard, Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr is linked with a move to Goodison, with the London-based outlet believing a move could be made if Anthony Gordon departs this transfer window.

It is expected that a fee in the region of £30million would be required to secure a move of the 24-year-old, who is also reportedly attracting interest from Crystal Palace.

Finally, The Guardian reports that Everton are considering submitting a bid for Blackburn Rovers' Ben Brereton Diaz.

The striker has a prolific goalscoring record in the Championship and manager Frank Lampard is said to be eager to recruit attacking reinforcements as soon as possible.

With his deal with Rovers set to expire next year, the Toffees may face competition from Bournemouth, West Ham United and Ligue 1 side Nice.