The Liverpool Echo reports that Everton hope to complete the transfer of 17-year-old Bury defender Matty Foulds in January.
Foulds, a left-footed centre half, has only appeared twice for League One club Bury but has already attracted a variety of admirers from the English top tier.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez faced competition from fellow Premier League competitors Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa but it’s understood that the Toffees are Foulds’ preferred choice of club.
Shakers boss David Flitcroft offered Foulds his first senior appearance in August, coming on in the second half of the Capital One Cup clash with Leicester City.
Bradford-born Foulds will remain at Gigg Lane until January but could then join up with his new team-mates at Goodison Park and become an addition to the list of teenage defenders who arrived from the Football League, along with John Stones, Brendan Galloway and Mason Holgate.
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