Everton are hopeful the offer of first-team football will help them win the race for Juventus teenager Grigoris Kastanos in January.
The Toffees were left disappointed by their efforts in the summer transfer window and are reportedly primed to splash the cash in the new year, with a growing list of targets.
One of the players on boss Ronald Koeman’s wishlist is said to be 18-year-old midfielder Kastanos, who has previously attracted the interest of Manchester City and Manchester United.
While City’s interest appears to have cooled, United boss Jose Mourinho is also said to be lining up a swoop for the Cyprus international, who would command a fee in the region of £17million, according to reports in Italy.
Everton are hopeful they can edge out competition for Kastanos’ signature by offering him first-team football, with the teenager likely to have to bide his time if he moved to Old Trafford.