By Alex Stevens
Everton are in pole position to sign Manchester City wonderkid Tosin Adarabioyo, according to a report.
The Mail claim the Merseyside club lead a four-horse race to land the young defender that also includes Tottenham, Leicester and Celtic.
It is said that Everton’s interest in the player is the most advanced and they are set to table an imminent offer for the centre-back.
The Mail report that City have failed to agree the terms of a new contract with the City teenager, whose current deal expires in the summer, and Ronald Koeman’s side are ready to pounce in a bid to land him by the 31 January cut-off.
Adarabioyo has made four appearances for the City first team, three of which have come under Pep Guardiola and he played the full 90 minutes of the December 1-1 Champions League draw against Celtic.
But City’s attempts at thrashing out a new contract have stalled and the Mail reports there is “no resolution in sight”.
The defender, who stands at 6ft 5in, has been at City since he was five years old but there now appears to be a growing possibility he will end his 14-year association with the club.
The Manchester-based club would risk losing Adarabioyo on a free transfer in the summer if they allowed him to run down his contract, although they would be entitled to a compensation fee for development costs.
In other Everton transfer news, the club have tabled a mega striker offer.