Connect with us

Transfer Rumours

Everton keen on United duo

Leicester-City-v-Manchester-United-U21-Premier-LeagueOne between Jonny Evans and Tyler Blackett could leave Old Trafford this summer to relocate on the blue half of Merseyside, while Antonio Valencia could also be on his way out.

The Northern Irishman has been linked with a move away from United for a while and the rumours have intensified over the last couple of days, with Everton reportedly determined to bring the defender to Goodison Park this summer.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants a central defender to replace Sylvain Distin but faces competition from the likes of Sunderland and Leicester, which could see him turning his attention to Tyler Blackett.

According to the Mirror, Everton will consider signing the 21-year-old defender on loan if they fail to lure Evans away from Old Trafford this summer.

Along with a number of other players, including Antonio Valencia, both defenders are expected to meet with Louis Van Gaal on Monday to discuss their futures. The Ecuadorian has emerged as a surprise target for Spanish club Valencia and could be available for approximately £8.5m.

With Van Gaal determined to bring in a centre-back and a right-back this summer, Evans and Blackett could see their first team opportunities diminish even further next season, while Valencia could no longer be first choice in his position.