By Tom Blackburn
Manchester United are considering a bid for Sheffield United attacker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to a report.
The Mail claim that United are preparing a £1million bid for the 19-year-old in a bid to bolster their youth ranks.
The Liverpool Echo reported in July that Everton manager Ronald Koeman was keen to add the youngster to his Under-21 side, but saw a bid rejected.
The Toffees were hoping the youngster would go straight into their Under-21 set-up and become the third young recruit of the summer if he was to put pen to paper. They had previously confirmed deals for Coventry City striker Bassala Sambou and Oldham Athletic goalkeeper Chris Renshaw.
Calvert-Lewin has been with the League One club for over 10 years and signed a new long-term contract last year, keeping him at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2018.
Manager Chris Wilder is keen to keep Calvert-Lewin at the club, and is under no pressure to sell the attacking midfielder who made nine League One appearances last season.
The Blades’ number 27, who has also had a loan spell at Stalybridge Celtic, is known for his quick pace and eye for goal.
He has played just once for the senior side so far this campaign, featuring as an 83rd minute substitute in their EFL Cup defeat against Bury.
In other Everton transfer news, a club are in advanced talks for an Everton target for a potential club-record deal.