However, as per reports in The Guardian, while Everton are the frontrunners for his signature, Fulham remain keen on the attacker, and could ramp up efforts if they part ways with Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Lack of available funds at Everton could hinder El Bilal Toure move
Almeria will understandably be reluctant to lose such an influential player, but with the Blues triggering the release clause, it could well come down to the player.
However, Everton’s precarious financial position limiting them to paying the fee in instalments could be an issue if another potential suitor agrees to pay the fee upfront.
Seven goals in 21 games is an impressive return for a 21-year-old forward and it is no wonder that Almeria are eager to recoup as much from him as they can.
El Bilal Toure could be a superb signing for Everton and he may fill that Richarlison-shaped gap in the club’s attack, but it remains to be seen whether or not Fulham may put in a counter offer.