By Wayne Veysey

4th May, 2020 | 4:05pm

Exclusive: Everton make move to sign centre-forward starlet from under Chelsea noses

Everton have made a move to sign Stoke City sensation Mohamed Sankoh, Football Insider can reveal.

The Premier League big guns are trying to beat rivals Chelsea to the signing of the 16-year-old striker this summer.

An Everton source has told Football Insider the club have made enquiries for Sankoh as they look to take advantage of his contract situation at the Championship club.

Stoke cannot tie the centre-forward to a professional contract until he turns 17 in October.

That has alerted the Premier League elite, who would only have to play a compensation fee for the youngster this summer.

Everton have scouted Sankoh extensively and been extremely impressed by his development as a physically imposing and athletic front man with an eye for goal.

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The Holland Under-17 international, who joined the Potters in the summer of 2018, has scored nine goals and supplied nine assists at Under-18 level this season.

Stoke are very keen to hold onto one of their best prospects but know they face a major battle to stop him leaving this summer.

They currently sit 17th in the Championship following a tough campaign locked in a relegation battle.

Everton have an impressive record of developing young talent, both from their own academy as well as those bought in from other clubs.

Ross Barkley, Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny are all star graduates of the club’s academy, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate have developed into Premier League stars since joining in their teens.

In other Tottenham news, it can be REVEALED the club have told an international player to find a new club this summer.