Everton have set their sights on signing Birmingham City rising star Amari Miller, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 18-year-old striker’s future at St Andrews is up in the air as the club look to overhaul their youth set-up.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that the club’s recruitment team are keeping a close eye on Miller ahead of the summer.
He has caught the eye with his performances for Birmingham Under-18s in this season’s FA Youth Cup.
Miller has already trained with the club’s senior side and scored for them in a pre-season friendly win.
The teenager has continued to develop in the subsequent months and now Everton are looking at potentially moving for him.
This comes at a time when the club are considering ditching their Under-23s and Under-18s teams and changing to B and C teams in the future.
That would see them copying the model at Brentford, a club regarded as punching well above their weight in terms of youth development and recruitment.
Birmingham have already lost one high-profile teenager this year.
England youth international Calum Scanlon, 15, joined Liverpool in January for a fee of around £500,000.
Most remarkably of all, Jude Bellingham joined Borussia Dortmund last summer for an initial £25million rising to a potential £30m.
Birmingham have granted permission for defender Rico Browne to go this summer amid interest from Tottenham and West Ham.
It is unlikely the cash-strapped Championship club would stand in the way of Miller if he receives an offer from Everton.