EVERTON face a battle with Atletico Madrid for Malaga striker Sandro.
Ronald Koeman watched the Spaniard in action with Toffees director of football Steve Walsh and was impressed with what he saw.
But, according to the Star, Atletico are now chasing him as he has a bargain price release clause of just £5million.
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Sandro has already rejected a move to La Liga side Sevilla with a host of other Premier League clubs also weighing up whether to make bids.
The Barcelona academy graduate – who has seven goals in his last seven matches – joined the Catalan club aged just 14.
He moved through the ranks before leaving for Malaga this season for first-team football.
Sandro has 14 goals and four assists in 28 league games for Malaga this season.
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Malaga coach Michel recently admitted he knows he is not able to stop Sandro if he wants to leave in the summer.
Malaga coach Michel recently admitted: “Sandro is in demand.
“We cannot keep him if he doesn’t want to continue.
“He is crucial, but so are others.
“We can’t do anything more than all the efforts we have made, and all we have to do is wait for his decision.”