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Everton primed to make Nouha Dicko bid

Wolverhampton | Sport | Published:

Wolves striker Nouha Dicko is a transfer target for Everton with the Toffees lining up a summer bid.

Dicko has 12 months left on his deal and is vulnerable to bids in the transfer window. He has enjoyed two excellent seasons at Wolves, scoring 27 goals in 56 league appearances.

But despite his contract running out, it will take a big bid for Wolves to consider parting with Dicko, who scored 15 goals last season and cost just £300,000 when he signed in January 2014.

He linked up prolifically with Benik Afobe and Bakary Sako.

Of the trio, Wolves are resigned to losing Sako but will be desperate to keep Afobe and Dicko as they mount a promotion charge.

They hope to restrict their first-team losses to just Sako, who has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs and is out of contract at the end of the month.

However, Wolves will want to sort out Dicko's contract to end any speculation this summer, and also to avoid him leaving on a free transfer next year.

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez worked with Dicko at Wigan and is keen to bolster his strikeforce this summer after bagging just 48 league goals last season, with former Albion star Romelu Lukaku scoring 10.

But Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park, leaving just one-goal Arouna Kone as a recognised striker.

Meanwhile, transfer target Michal Zyro has refused to rule out leaving Legia Warsaw this summer.

Jackett is believed to have watched 22-year-old winger Zyro in action and is running the rule over him as a potential replacement for Sako but Celtic are also interested in the left-footed Polish international.

Zyro said: "For now, I go on holiday and turn off the phone. After returning to the club, my future will begin to explain.At the moment I do not exclude any possibility – either lengthening the contract (with Legia) or changing club."

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