Everton should consider ramping up their interest in Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish after it came to life that the Championship team are yet to receive any offers for him.
The Daily Mail previously reported that the Toffees were one of several teams in the hunt for the 22-year-old after his side failed in the play-off final and are set for another season in the Championship.
BirminghamLive are now reporting that the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Fulham and Leicester have all shown interest in the attacking midfielder, but that none are yet to make a formal approach.
It is understood that the English creator looks “likely” to leave Villa Park this summer and that the club are aiming to recuperate around £25million for his sale.
Everton should aim to steal a march on their rivals by attempt to sign Grealish ASAP and his reported price tag could turn out to be a bargain if he reaches anywhere near his full potential.
Grealish has developed into a quality player during his time with Villa and has it within himself to dazzle in the Premier League.
He usually thrives in the number 10 role where he can get on the ball and has proven he can be a real driving force with his attacking style of play.
The rising star should be ready to make a step up now and he would certainly improve his numbers in front of goal by playing with better teammates.
New Everton manager Marco Silva could do with a couple of high-profile additions to his squad this summer to mark his stamp at Goodison Park and landing in-demand Grealish would be a strong start.
In other Everton news, they must abandon their £40m pursuit and turn their attention to a Championship flyer.