Everton are plotting a move for young Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst, according to a report from the Liverpool Echo.
Hirst has yet to sign a new deal with the Owls amid frustration surrounding his lack of first team appearances for the Owls.
He was underutilised by former boss Carlos Carvalhal and he has yet to feature under Jos Luhukay.
The 6ft 3in striker has made one first team appearance for Wednesday during the 2016/17 season, but has not featured since.
He is highly thought of at Hillsborough, but the Owls may lose their young prospect as contract negotiations come to a standstill.
HIs impressive goalscoring form for the Sheffield Wednesday development sides have seen the 19 year old capped by England at a variety of youth levels.
He has continued his goalscoring form for the National team at youth level, scoring 4 times in 5 appearances for the England U20’s.
Everton U23 manager David Unsworth has highlighted Hirst as someone that he wants to bring to Goodison Park this summer.
The former Everton man is now head coach of the development side and feels that Hirst has the potential to break through in to the first team.
The Toffees have a reputation of using their academy to full effect over recent years, with players such as Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley, and Tom Davies breaking in to the senior side.
Hirst is a man in demand and the two clubs are set to undergo a tug of war in a bid to sign the young striker. However, the Owls look set to lose their academy graduate as the Premier League comes calling.