West Ham manager David Moyes is readying a January transfer swoop for Everton’s midfield starlet Tom Davies, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim on their website that the Scottish boss is looking to bolster his midfield with some new reinforcements and eyes the 19-year-old first team star as a top target this month.
Despite his age the youngster has been utilised as a regular in the first team by the Toffees, with 30 appearances across all competitions already under his belt, 20 of those coming in the Premier League.
The highly rated England under-21 international has a total of 57 appearances to his name for his boyhood club, having scored two goals and chipped in with five assists.
Football Insider verdict
The capture of Davies would be quite a coup for the Hammers, who would be prising him away from his home city to move to east London. He is viewed as one of the brightest young midfield talents and it is no surprise that West Ham, and likely a whole host of other clubs, are keeping tabs on him. However, interest is one thing but it is the act of putting pen to paper on a deal which really counts. The Toffees are not exactly in desperate need of additional funds, considering their new owners, and they would be looking to offload the dead weights from their squad, rather than one of their hottest prospects. Moyes might be keen on a deal, but you can be certain that with Everton, the feeling is not mutual.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club are ready to table a wage-doubling deal after an English pursuit.