Everton are in talks to sign Salomon Rondon as Rafa Benitez has his eye on a reunion with the ex-Newcastle striker.

Everton are in talks to sign Salomon Rondon while Rafa Benitez aims to reunite with the ex-Newcastle striker… but a deal is hampered by money owed by his Chinese club Dalian Yifang to the Venezuelan

  • Everton want to sign Salomon Rondon for Tuesday’s transfer deadline
  • Rafa Benitez worked with the striker at Newcastle and Dalian Yifang
  • The ex-Newcastle forward would be a backup for Dominic Calvert-Lewin
  • A deal is hampered by money owed by his Chinese club to Rondon

Everton are in talks to take over Salomon Rondon, but the move is being hampered by money owed by his Chinese club Dalian Yifang to the striker.

Toffees boss Rafa Benitez wants a reunion with the Venezuelan – who he signed for Newcastle and Dalian – and hopes a deal can be struck before Tuesday’s deadline.

However, Sports post understands that the situation is complex due to the number of intermediaries involved and that Rondon may have to hand over a significant sum of money to enable the transfer.

Everton are in talks to take over Salomon Rondon, but the move is being hampered by money owed by his Chinese club Dalian Yifang to the striker.

Everton are in talks to take over Salomon Rondon, but the move is being hampered by money owed by his Chinese club Dalian Yifang to the striker.

Benitez sees the 31-year-old as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s backup and trusts the frontman given their previous relationship.

Newcastle’s refusal to sign Rondon to a permanent contract played a role in the Spaniard’s departure from St James’ Park in 2019.

Rondon had scored 12 goals during a West Brom loan spell and became a fan favorite on Tyneside.

Toffees boss Rafa Benitez wants a reunion with the Venezuelan - who he signed for Newcastle and Dalian

Toffees boss Rafa Benitez wants a reunion with the Venezuelan - who he signed for Newcastle and Dalian

Toffees boss Rafa Benitez wants a reunion with the Venezuelan – who he signed for Newcastle and Dalian

Rondon scored 12 goals during a West Brom loan and became a fan favorite

Rondon scored 12 goals during a West Brom loan and became a fan favorite

Rondon scored 12 goals during a West Brom loan and became a fan favorite

Instead, the attacker followed Benitez to China to join Dalian.

Rondon spent the second half of last season on loan at CSKA Moscow, scoring four goals in ten games and providing two assists.

Reports earlier this month suggested Rondon’s contract with Dalian Yifang could be terminated due to financial difficulties at the Chinese club.

Tottenham midfielder Paulinho and Brazilian compatriot Leo Baptistao were sacked from their contracts earlier this year.

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