Everton challenge Arsenal for Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi

Everton are ready to compete with Arsenal for Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi.

The Daily Mail says he was the subject of a £2.5million bid from Swansea City last summer but his value has quadrupled with his performances this season.

Arsenal have in recent days been linked with a bid that would see the player move to Liege's rivals Anderlecht on loan for the rest of the season.

Everton are being encouraged to make a firm bid with Swansea also still in the chase although they may be less willing to bid the desired £8m.

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