According to The Telegraph, Everton are keeping tabs on Luke Shaw's situation at Manchester United ahead of a possible move for the left back.
Everton must now look for a new manager unless they hand caretaker manager David Unsworth the job on a full-time basis, but they are also seemingly lining up January transfer targets.
The Telegraph report that Manchester United are considering cashing in on left back Luke Shaw, and Everton are one of the teams keeping tabs on his situation ahead of a possible bid.
However, it's noted that Everton would have to battle with some of the Premier League's elite for Shaw's signature, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur also believed to be interested.
Shaw, 22, joined United from Southampton back in 2014 having starred with the Saints, emerging as one of the top young talents in English football, with many believing that United had landed their left back for the next ten years.
Unfortunately, Shaw has struggled with injuries at Old Trafford, and having failed to convince Jose Mourinho of his dependability, he has been almost completely frozen out with the Red Devils.
A move away looks inevitable, and Everton – searching for a long-term successor to Leighton Baines at left back – would be a sensible destination for Shaw as he looks to get his career back on track.
United may not be keen to sell Shaw to a rival such as Arsenal, Chelsea, City or Spurs, meaning that whilst challenging those clubs may seem daunting, Everton may actually have an advantage in the race for Shaw's signature.