Everton are set to tie rising stars Jonjoe Kenny and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to long-term contracts, according to the Sun.
The newspaper claims that new manager Sam Allardyce “will make his first major Everton signing” by securing right-back Kenny, 20, to a new deal.
It is said that Everton are close to finalising talks with the academy product, who joined the club at the age of nine and has been given a serious role in the senior set-up this campaign.
The Sun report that the Merseysiders will also reward forward Calvert-Lewin, 20, with a new contract as recognition of his increasingly central role in the team.
In Kenny and Calvert-Lewin, Everton have two young guns with the potential to be Premier League stars for the next 10 years. Both have have kept their heads above water despite the troubles at Goodison Park this season, putting some of the senior players to shame with the quality and consistency of their performances. Kenny has made 13 appearances in all competitions, while the exciting Calvert-Lewin has taken advantage of the wretched acclimatisation of Sandro Ramirez to make 26 appearances, which have yielded six goals and five assists. Should they continue to develop, it is not too far-fetched to imagine them lining up together for the England team in the near future.