By Wayne Veysey

28th Jun, 2021 | 12:48pm

Sources: Everton offer big-money Romero deal after bust-up behind the scenes

Sergio Romero is weighing up an offer to join Everton amid competing interest from top European clubs, Football Insider has learned.

The goalkeeper is available on a free transfer after being let go by Man United following a fall-out with Ole-Gunnar Solksjaer.

An Everton source has told Football Insider the club have offered a lucrative contract to Romero, 34, as they look to win the race for his signature.

The Merseysiders are in the market for proven back-up to long-established number one Jordan Pickford.

They tried to sign Romero on loan last year but United knocked back their interest as they did not want to lose a player to a team they considered rivals for a top-four finish.

In turn, the Argentina international was left furious that he was not granted the transfer he wanted.

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Romero was then expected to move on in January but opted to stay and see out his £100,000-a-week Old Trafford contract.

Romero did not get a single minute of playing action in his final season after accumulating 61 appearances during his six years at Old Trafford.

Romero rowed with the United management team behind the scenes last summer and this boiled over into the public domain when his wife Eliana Guercio took to her personal Instagram account to claim his exit was blocked.

Solskjaer reacted to the bust-up by axing the experienced campaigner from United’s Premier League and Champions League squads and then froze him out all season.

Romero had a fine track record in a United jersey, keeping an impressive 39 clean sheets in hi 61 appearances.

In other news, Newcastle United chiefs told Everton deal is “99 per cent done”.