EVERTON could be forced to dip into the transfer market with talisman Dominic Calvert-Lewin sidelined through injury.
Calvert-Lewin, 23, has been incredible form for the Toffees having bagged 14 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions.
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But the England international, who's responsible for 42 per cent of Everton's 26 top-flight goals this term, has suffered a hamstring injury.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti revealed the news ahead of Tuesday's trip to Wolves with Cenk Tosun now the club's only available recognised striker.
The Italian boss hopes DCL can 'can recover soon' but a recurrence could severely impact Everton's hopes of securing European football this season.
Here, SunSport takes a closer look at the FOUR most likely striker signings Everton could complete in January, according to odds supplied by bookmakers Betfair.
Everton most likely January striker signings – Betfair
- Arkadiusz Milik – 7/2
- Diego Costa – 7/1
- Josh King – 10/1
- Memphis Depay – 12/1
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Arkadiusz Milik – 7/2
Forward Arkadiusz Milik is the standout favourite to join Everton in January.
The 26-year-old is certain to leave Napoli after a lengthy contract dispute that's seen him completely frozen out under Gennaro Gattuso.
Milik, who's scored 48 goals in 122 appearances for Napoli, hasn't played a single minute of competitive action this season.
And with his contract set to expire in June – the 56-capped Poland international is attracting plenty of interest from across Europe.
West Ham, Roma and Juventus are monitoring the situation but Ancelotti's relationship with former club Napoli could swing the deal in Everton's favour.
Diego Costa – 7/1
The former Chelsea striker is a free agent having terminated his contract with Spanish heavyweights Atletico Madrid.
The Brazil-born Spain international missed the majority of the season through injury – managing two goals in 204 minutes of competitive action.
Costa is no stranger to the Premier League having scored 59 goals during his three years at Stamford Bridge.
Wolves and Arsenal are the favourites for the 32-year-old's signature but his £250,000-a-week salary demands could prove a big obstacle.
Josh King – 10/1
Josh King looks the obvious solution.
The 28-year-old's contract is set to expire in June – so Bournemouth will likely accept a minimal fee to avoid losing him for free.
West Ham and Newcastle are expected to mount a challenge for his signature but Everton might hold an ace up their sleeve.
And that's because Bournemouth are keen on Toffees’ young centre-half Jarrad Branthwaite, 18, and right-back Jonjoe Kenny, 23.
The two clubs have already held discussions about a potential swap deal that could see King arrive at Goodison Park.
Memphis Depay – 12/1
Lyon star Memphis Depay is the outsider of the quartet at 12/1 with Betfair.
The Holland international has been tipped on several occasions to leave the Ligue 1 side, where he's scored 65 goals since leaving Manchester United in 2017.
Depay is out of contract at the end of the 2020/21 campaign and could be available for a modest £27m in January.
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