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Everton interested in Nigeria star Samuel Chukwueze

Villarreal CF manager Unai Emery has tasked Samuel Chukwueze to score more goals after the Super Eagles fired a brace against UD Levante.

Samuel Chukwueze could become club teammate with Alex Iwobi as new Everton manager Rafa Benitez is reportedly keeping tabs on Villarreal winger.

Chukwueze, 22, played 40 games for Villarreal last term, scoring four times and providing eight assists.

He played a key role in Villarreal’s run to the final of last season’s Europa League but missed the clash with Manchester United (which the Spanish club won on penalties) after suffering a groin injury in the second leg semi-final victory over Arsenal.

This is not the first time Chukwueze has been linked with a Premier League move. Both Manchester United and Liverpool are said to be keen on the youngster.

Now according to The Athletic, Everton have also thrown their hat into the ring. Either way, it seems the in-demand wide man is likely to depart Unai Emery’s set-up this summer.

However, clubs may have to fork out a hefty price as Chukwueze has a whopping £71 million release clause in his contract which doesn’t expire until 2023.

La Razon, though, have mooted that Villarreal are unlikely to receive the full sum for the exciting winger.

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