Everton will follow up their interest by bidding £3m for Leeds star Sam Byram, the Yorkshire Post reports.
The Toffees sent their head of recruitment to watch the 22 year old in action against Ipswich on Tuesday night and are now reported to be putting together a £3m move for the right back.
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is said to be holding out for £5m, so it remains to be seen if Everton can agree a deal at a lower price.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez sent his most senior scout to watch Byram at Portman Road on Tuesday and was obviously pleased with the reports he recieved.
Byrams contract expires at the end of the season and the 22 year old has already turned down a new deal at Elland Road.
As a result, the West Yorkshire club are willing to listen to offers for one of their star men, as they try to cash in on him now.
However, due to his age, Leeds would still receive a tribunal fee if they were to lose Byram on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
Everton are looking for reinforcements at right back due to an injury to Seamus Coleman, and Byram appears to be the man they’re targeting to solve the issue.