Everton are among a clutch of Premier League clubs eyeing Brentford striking sensation Ivan Toney, according to Claret and Hugh.
The West Ham news website claims the Blues are battling the Hammers, as well as Leeds United, Wolves and Crystal Palace, for the 25-year-old who has scored 29 Championship goals so far this season and set up a further ten.
David Moyes’ side are said to be in contact with Toney’s representative, so it looks like clubs have already begun to reach out ahead of a summer assault on Brentford who could still be promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs.
If the Bees are promoted clubs could find a deal much more difficult to do, though Everton and West Ham could have European football to offer at the end of the season.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are three points behind the East Londoners who occupy fifth place, though the Blues have a game in hand on all of their rivals.