By Harvey Byrne
Leicester have made a £6.25million offer for Poland international midfielder and Everton target Bartosz Kapustka, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that the Toffees, Southampton, Cologne and Ajax are keen on the 19-year-old, but Leicester are currently leading the race after making their bid.
The central midfielder played in the summer’s European Championships with Poland, featuring in four matches for his national side, with two starts and two appearances from the bench.
The young starlet is currently plying his trade in Poland and starred in 35 matches for Cracovia in all competitions last season, scoring five goals and providing 10 assists.
Kapustka broke into the Cracovia senior team at the age of 18 and has made 59 appearances in two years.
Everton will be keen to reinforce their squad with the new season starting in 21 days.
With the appointment of Ronald Koeman to the Goodison Park club this summer, the Merseyside club are still waiting to make their first senior outfield signing.
The only senior player the Dutch boss has brought to the club is the experienced goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, who is widely expected to be a back-up goalkeeper for the side.
The Toffees will be looking to improve on a disappointing 11th place finish in the Premier League last season, but their most important business this summer could be retaining star duo John Stones and Romelu Lukaku.
In other Everton transfer news, Mircea Lucescu has revealed that Axel Witsel has asked to leave the Russian club and has offers on the table from England and Italy.