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Everton Set To Welcome Another Belgian?

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

While Everton may be thin on attacking options at the present, Roberto Martinez is not sitting still in his bid to guide Everton to the Champions League. News has broken indicating the Toffees have opened talk with Belgian club Standard Liege over striker Michy Batshuayi.

The young Belgian's parents have confirmed the contact in quotes to the media, as well as adding how reluctant Standard Liege is about keeping their young star.

The rumored transfer fee has been in the neighborhood of £7 million, but it is believed that is too steep of a price for Roberto Martinez. After earning at least £6.5 million on Nikica Jelavic's sale to Hull City, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Merseyside club prefer a figure below that number.

If Batshuayi joins Everton, he would immediately become the second choice striker between countryman Romelu Lukaku. It also wouldn't be a surprise to see him play an immediate role to give Lukaku a much needed breather.