Roberto Martinez has confirmed Everton have made an approach for Leeds United defender Sam Byram.
Sky sources understand the clubs are already in talks about the 22-year-old moving to Goodison Park, although the Toffees boss has suggested there is still some work to do.
“As you can imagine there has been an approach,” Martinez said. “That’s where the confirmation came from Leeds United, but there is nothing else to comment on.
“At the moment you have to be very, very careful. There has been an initial approach – an initial step – but from there to having conclusive news for our fans is a long gap still.”