Everton are challenging Parma for the signing of Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee, according to reports.
The forward initially joined Munich from Dutch side Feyenoord in 2017. He spent the first couple of years in Germany as part of their reserve team and he scored a hat-trick in his debut for Bayern Munich II.
Zirkzee has scored six goals for their reserve side from over 30 appearances. He made his senior debut for the German giants in November 2019 against Tottenham in the Champions League.
Just days later, he scored in his Bundesliga debut shortly after coming off the bench against Freiburg. He went onto make 12 appearances last season and he scored four goals. The 19-year-old has played four times so far this term.
Speaking on his Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Everton and Parma are both interested in Zirkzee:
“Talking about strikers, now I want to update because Everton fans are texting me every day about Zirkzee from Bayern Munich.
“Parma are still trying, but Everton are interested, so interested.
“I know that Everton are denying this move, just because they can try to do something like find an opportunity for this guy, so there is nothing completed yet and they want to be 100 percent sure on Zirkzee.
“So at the moment, there is nothing completed. But Everton and Parma are in the race for Zirkzee. We have to see the decision of the player, because the key will be the player.
“More than Bayern Munich, more than an agreement with the club, the problem will be finding an agreement with the player because he wants to think to his future, so pay attention to Everton and Parma.”