Everton will rival Nottingham Forest for the signing of Wolves forward Morgan Gibbs-White, according to the Daily Mail.
The Toffees are sitting on a bounty of £60 million after recently selling Richarlison to Tottenham.
Forest are hopeful, however, that they can pip Everton to land a player who Steve Cooper rates extremely highly.
Gibbs-White has stunned Wolves by rejecting their offer of a new contract.
As a result, they’re now willing to listen to offers of around £25 million ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
Gibbs-White is thought to be on the radar at several clubs and others may yet come forward.
Last season he really grew as a player during a loan spell with Sheffield United.
During his time at Bramall Lane, he scored 13 goals and claimed 10 assists, helping the Blades reach the play-offs.
Interestingly, his last act of 2021/22 was to miss the penalty that saw Forest reach the play-off final courtesy of a shootout victory.
Cooper has worked with Gibbs-White previously when he signed him for Swansea.
The Reds head coach called the player ‘fantastic’, despite the fact he only made six appearances for the club after breaking his foot.
Everton to rival Forest for Gibbs-White and that’s a concern
The Reds are naturally showing some ambition but it’s unlikely they’ll compete with clubs like Everton financially just yet.
Given that Richarlison has just been sold, Everton are on the hunt for a new forward.
That could give them the edge and it will be interesting to see just how serious their interest is.
Gibbs-White looks tailor-made for a Cooper style of play and he’d be a dream Forest signing.
The hope will be that the Reds can get this deal over the line and bolster their own ranks.
With Everton now sniffing around, they might have to get this one wrapped up quickly, however.