Ronald Koeman’s Everton could reignite their interest in Porto’s Yacine Brahimi after failing to land to land the striker in the summer, according to Portuguese media outfit A Bola (via Liverpool Echo).
The Toffees attempted to strike a deal with the Portuguese side during the summer window, but no move materialised.
However, Brahimi’s recent run of poor form – he has netted just once so far this season – could mean that the side second in their Champions League group could be open to selling the Algerian international in January.
Consequently, Everton may look to land the striker as Koeman seeks to add more forward options to help out in-form striker Romelu Lukaku.
Brahimi scored nine goals for Porto last season and 12 the season before, and six of these 21 have come in European competition, so he clearly feels comfortable on the big stage.
The striker, who has been capped 31 times by Algeria, has struggled to recreate that form so far this season, with his only goal coming in a 3-0 win over second-bottom side Arouca in the Portuguese top-flight back in October.
Nonetheless, Brahimi has proved in the past to be an adept forward at European level, and he could provide useful back up to Lukaku should the Belgian remain at Goodison Park come February 1.
The 23-year-old has scored seven of Everton’s 16 league goals this season, with the next best Ross Barkley, Gareth Barry, and Seamus Coleman on two, and with reported interest from Manchester United, Koeman must be prepared to bring another forward in should Lukaku leave.