EVERTON boss Marco Silva has been told by the board they can’t sign Chelsea striker Michy Bathsuayi, according to Sky Sports man Dharmesh Sheth.
The Belgium striker, 25, scored three goals in 23 appearances for Valencia in the first half of the season.
However, he was informed that he was no longer needed by the Spanish club and he’s now back at Chelsea.
It is likely that Chelsea will be prepared to offload him again with a permanent deal preferred to a loan move.
While Silva is interested, he has been informed by Everton chiefs the cash isn’t there for a permanent move.
If the Toffees do renew their efforts to sign the Belgium striker, they are likely to let Cenk Tosun leave the club with Crystal Palace interested.
“Crystal Palace have had an enquiry to Everton about Cenk Tosun, who only joined a year ago,” Sheth said.
“He scored seven goals in 33 games, or something like that, but they aren’t willing to sanction a loan which would imply that Everton would be listening to permanent offers.
“As it stands, they have made a loan enquiry and Everton aren’t considering it.
“This goes hand in hand with Palace and Michy Batshuayi. Everton are interested in Batshuayi but they can’t take him on loan because they’ve already got Kurt Zouma form Chelsea.
“Would they want to bring him in permanently? Marco Silva has been told by the board they haven’t got the conditions in their finances to be able to pursue such a deal as Michy Batshuayi permanently.
“But if they were to sell someone, then maybe.
“A lot of things would have to fall into place but there’s hardly any time left.”