Everton are interested in signing Tom Heaton from Burnley this summer, according to The Independent.
According to the British newspaper, the Merseyside outfit have already made inquiries about the 29-year-old goalkeeper.
Tim Howard’s future at Everton has reportedly come under doubt due to his ex-wife returning to the USA with the couple’s children.
The Independent claims that Everton manager Roberto Martinez is looking at Heaton as a potential replacement for Howard.
Good signing for Everton?
Heaton has been on the books of Championship club Burnley since 2013 and has a contract until June 2017, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.
This means that Everton will have to pay a transfer fee to sign the former Manchester United prospect from the Clarets, but it should not be huge.
The former Cardiff City man featured in all 38 Premier League matches for Burnley in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process.
Heaton made 2.58 saves per game and 1.92 saves per goal on average in those 38 league matches.
Everton already have a capable goalkeeper in Joel Robles, and signing Heaton is only going to make them stronger in that area.