Everton interested in signing 23-year-old South Korea international

Everton have tracked Red Bull Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-chan closely but do not plan to bid for him this month. Leicester City are also interested in South Korea international, but it is Wolverhampton Wanderers that are looking to seal a £27m deal for him this month.

Brighton are also keen on a winter move for Hee-chan, but Austrian club prefer to let him go at the end of the campaign having already sold Takumi Minamino to Liverpool and Erling Haaland to Borussia Dortmund this January.

Hwang destroyed Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk to score Salzburg’s first goal during their 4-3 Champions League loss at Anfield, and Toffees could do with such a quality striker this month.

For a side struggling to be prolific, landing the 23-year-old striker, who has nine goals and three assists across all tournaments this term, will help provide their attack with a much-needed boost, but it looks Wolves are more eager, and they could end up beating Everton to his signature.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side could seal a deal to sign South Korean centre-forward this month before sending him back to Salzburg on loan for the remainder of the campaign to secure his services before wealthier clubs become involved in the summer.