Report: Everton prepare £3m bid for Sam Byram, Cellino wants more money

Everton are reportedly ready to submit a £3m bid for Leeds ace Sam Byram.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton are ready to submit a £3m bid for Leeds United star Sam Byram - but chairman Massimo Cellino wants around £5m.

Everton have been underachieving under Roberto Martinez so far this season, and fans are keen to see some new signings brought in to improve the Toffees' position in the Premier League.

Currently sitting in 11th in the table, Everton may need a boost this month, and it seems that manager Martinez is eyeing one new signing in particular.

The Daily Mail report that Everton are preparing to submit a £3m bid for Leeds United star Sam Byram, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Byram, 22, has come up through the ranks at Elland Road, and has recently hit a rich vein of form under Steve Evans, scoring three goals in his last seven games.

With no sign of a new contract being penned by Byram, it seems that he will be sold his month, and the Daily Mail believe that Everton will open the bidding at £3m.

However, it's also stated that Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino has 'lost patience' over Byram's contract situation, and is ready to sell him - but wants a fee of £5m.

A right back or right-sided midfielder, it's unclear how Everton would use Byram considering the presence of Seamus Coleman and Gerard Deulofeu, but even at £5m he would be a smart signing, considering his potential - but expect more Premier League teams to be interested at that price.

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