By Tom Blackburn
Everton are set to appoint Martyn Glover as the latest recruit of their new scouting set-up, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim that Everton will bring in former Sunderland head of recruitment Glover as their head of technical scouting.
He will be the first acquisition to the new scouting network being put in place at Everton under transfer guru Steve Walsh.
Everton unveiled Walsh on their club website in July after prising him from Leicester as they began their overhaul of the senior management team following the summer arrival of new manager Ronald Koeman.
Glover left Sunderland in August, having initially moved to the club to be part of Sam Allardyce’s backroom staff but he left after the 61-year-old was appointed as England manager.
He was also part of Allardyce’s backroom team at West Ham and Blackburn Rovers, and spent time at Elland Road with Leeds under Uwe Rosler and Steve Evans before leaving Elland Road last December.
The Merseyside giants have had a busy last week in the transfer window, first selling John Stones for a club-record £47.5million before replacing him with Swansea captain Ashley Williams, and then signing Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace in a deal worth up to £28million.
They are looking to further bolster their defensive options with the signing of Lamine Kone, who is unhappy at Sunderland and handed in a transfer request last week.
In other Everton transfer news, they are given a boost in their marquee signing pursuit after rivals agree terms for a £21.5million star.