Report: Everton enter race to sign Tom Huddlestone, West Ham close to completing deal

The Hull City midfielder is wanted by West Ham and Everton.

Everton are looking to sign Tom Huddlestone from Hull City, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees are looking to bring Huddlestone back to the Premier League following Hull’s relegation to the second tier, and the midfielder is being linked, along with wide midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady.

Roberto Martinez is keen on providing cover and competition for the double pivot positions in midfielder, with Gareth Barry and James McCarthy struggling at times last season.

Huddlestone would provide a physical presence in the middle of the park, and although he is fairly inconsistent, the 28-year-old can be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League on his day.

However, the Merseyside club face competition for the former Derby and Tottenham star, as West Ham have held an interest in Huddlestone since last week.

Everton have entered the race to sign him, but the Mirror claim that the Hammers are close to sealing a deal for Huddlestone after pulling out of a move to sign Joey Barton.

There are no indications as to which club Huddlestone would prefer to move to, but West Ham have already submitted a bid for him, and Hull are looking to sell one of their highest earners.

The Toffees will need to ensure they make an approach in the coming days if they intend to get ahead of their rivals in the race to sign Huddlestone, with the midfielder being a wise signing by Martinez if a deal can be completed.

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