Bolton’s dire financial situation and ensuing struggles on the pitch have prompted plenty of speculation of Clough’s future, with a move away from the club this month heavily anticipated.
A number of Championship clubs have been linked with the striker, with the BBC reporting interest from both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol City in recent days.
According to a previous article published by HITC, Kenny Jackett’s Wolves were the favourites to sign the talented striker only two days ago – with odds of 5/2 on a switch to Molineux.
However, odds via Sky Bet now show how Everton have jumped to the front of the queue, with odds available at 11/8 while the price on Wolves [5/1] and Bristol City [11/2] have drifted.
The Toffees are always seeking to bolster their ranks with the best talent from outside the Premier League, and nobody needs reminding of their success with former Barnsley ace John Stones.
Clough, 20, is a decent goal-scorer and has bags of potential. He is under contract with Bolton until 2019, yet the Trotters’ financial difficulties means that a bargain deal could be on the cards.
Queens Park Rangers are next in line in terms of Sky Bets’ odds, yet with a 20/1 shot alongside Sheffield Wednesday, the Hoops remain firmly out of the picture at present.