Everton are preparing to make a bid for Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to a report.
The Mail claim that the Toffees are considering making an offer for the 23-year-old, who has been the club’s outstanding player this season despite their relegation from the Premier League.
It is understood that Everton are weighing up a bid that is expected to be in the region of £15million for the rising star
However, the report details that Sunderland will demand £30million to prize away the Englishman as they want to build up funds to help them next season in the Championship.
Pickford may have suffered a relegation from the top flight this year, but he is regarded by most as one of the best performing goalkeepers in the division.
He has enjoyed a huge rise since he developed from the Sunderland academy and was the first-choice number one this year.
The youngster has been tipped to be a future star for England’s national team and has been included in the senior set-up, but is still awaiting his first cap.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman may be keen to obtain a new number one next season as he has alternated between Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg this year, but is looking to establish the Merseyside club near the top-end of the table.