Report: Everton hope to add Allardyce ally

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson and assistant Steve Walsh (L)

The Toffees are reportedly keen to add ex-Sunderland head of recruitment Martyn Glover to their ranks.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri with assistant manager Steve Walsh during trainingSteve Walsh (left) in his previous role as Leicester City assistant boss

Everton want to add former Sunderland head of recruitment Martyn Glover to their scouting team, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Glover, who worked with England manager Sam Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United, followed the 61-year-old to Wearside in December last year after a spell at Leeds United.

England manager Sam Allardyce after the press conferenceAllardyce reunited with Glover at Sunderland

However, his time in the north east was short-lived, with his exit confirmed upon Allardyce's appointment by the Football Association last month.

Glover, a Bury native, is reportedly wanted by new Everton director of football Steve Walsh as the club's head of scouting.

Another former PE teacher, Glover was involved in Sunderland's productive January recruitment drive, which saw Bayern Munich man Jan Kirchhoff and French-based pair Lamine Kone and Wahbi Khazri head to the Stadium of Light.

Lamine Kone scores the second goal for SunderlandEverton target Kone scores against the Toffees for Sunderland

All three were instrumental in the Mackems' survival push, during which time Kone was able to catch Everton's eye.

According to the Mirror, Sunderland have this week increased their asking price for the Ivorian to £20 million, though having Glover on board may improve the Toffees' chances of securing their man.

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