EVERTON are reportedly keen on signing Manchester City keeper Gavin Bazunu to fight Jordan Pickford for his No1 spot.
The 20-year-old has returned to City after having a successful loan spell in League One with Portsmouth.
And according to the Independent, Bazunu will either go out on loan again or leave City in a permanent deal.
A number of Championship clubs are said to be keen to explore a loan deal for the seven-capped Irishman.
But if City were to sell Bazunu to a Premier League or European side, they would explore including a buyback option.
Everton have taken a liking to Bazunu after watching him in the third tier.
And he would come in to fight Pickford for the No1 shirt at Goodison, unless the England international is sold.
Reports suggest the Toffees could cash in on Pickford to help fund a rebuild under boss Frank Lampard.
Pickford may not be the only high profile Everton star to leave the club this summer.
Star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could look to move on.
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Newly mega-rich Newcastle are keen on Calvert-Lewin and the player is believed to be open to the move.
Newcastle want to strengthen their attack and 25-year-old Calvert-Lewin fits their transfer strategy of signing younger players who can make an immediate impact.