Everton are one of three Premier League clubs keeping track on Nottingham Forest star Matty Cash, according to The Sun (Print Edition; page 74).
The Toffees are apparently planning a £12 million raid on the Reds during the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace and Southampton also interested in the player.
Cash has been reborn this season at right-back, having made the vast majority of his other Forest appearances prior to this season on the wing.
The 22-year-old has played all but one of Forest’s league games during 2019/20 and has really come of age in his new right-back berth.
He is currently a big part of Sabri Lamouchi’s back four and Forest will be desperately keen to keep hold of him for the foreseeable.
Everton have made a torrid start to their Premier League campaign. Marco Silva seemingly faces a fight for his job but will still have his eye on January reinforcements.
Southampton are currently in the bottom three with the worst goal difference in the league, with Roy Hodgson’s Palace currently 12th.
It seems highly unlikely that Forest will want to do business and the interest is merely a sign of the solid start made to the campaign by the Reds.
Nottingham Forest News view – Selling Cash would be criminal
Letting Cash leave in January would make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Right now he is the only available right-back for Lamouchi to call upon and he won’t go if that is still the case in January.
The valuation that is being touted doesn’t make sense either. In today’s market, £12 million for a Premier League outfit to pay is relatively cheap and Forest would almost certainly expect a bit more.
If Cash continues playing like he is at the moment he will be worth closer to £20 million in no time.
Despite not being a natural at right-back, the Forest academy graduate has taken to the position with aplomb.
He has been one of Lamouchi’s most reliable performers during the first 15 games of the campaign and temptation should be resisted during the January window.