Everton chasing Charlton teenager Ademola Lookman says, Ronald Koeman

Ademola Lookman playing for Charlton Athletic against Northampton Town early in the season
Image: Ronald Koeman has confirmed Everton are eyeing up Ademola Lookman

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed he is interested in signing Ademola Lookman during the January transfer window but refused to go into detail.

When asked about Charlton's teenage striker, the Toffees boss replied: "Yes. There is interest in the boy."

However, that was all he said regarding the young Englishman, who has netted seven times for the League One club this season.

With regards to potential transfers next month, he added: "It is a busy time because we have a lot of games in a short time and, of course, I'm involved in new players, in making the team stronger.

"We are working on that. We have certain interest in some players.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman gestures on the touchline during the 2-1 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor
Image: Ronald Koeman says Everton have interest in certain players

"Some names we are linked with are true, and some names are not true. That is all speculation.

"Of course we are working. We have certain interest in players but we will keep that to ourselves."

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The Dutchman also said he felt sympathy for Bob Bradley who became the latest managerial casualty of the Premier League, sacked by Swansea on Tuesday.

"I have sympathy and I know that feeling and sometimes you don't get time," he said.

"We know it is the manager who pays the bill when the team is not winning or performing as people expect. Most of the time it happens too fast."

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Looking ahead to Friday's trip to Hull, which is being shown live on Sky Sports 1 HD, Koeman told the pre-match press conference his players will not be taking their opponents lightly.

The Tigers are bottom of the pile with just 12 points from 18 games but Koeman said: "It is dangerous to look too much into that.

"The Premier League is unpredictable and I don't look at the table too much.

"I just watch their games. After 70 minutes against Manchester City it was 0-0 (they lost 3-0). Hull only lost 1-0 at West Ham but they were the better team. It's a tough game. We need to be at our best."

We have certain interest in players but we will keep that to ourselves.
Ronald Koeman

Everton travel to Humberside on the back of a 2-0 victory at Leicester, which Koeman hopes will boost their spirits.

"I hope we get confidence from it. The team performance was OK and the team defended well but we need to improve in our football and improve our ball possession." 

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