Report: Everton lead Leeds United in Harry Cochrane chase; could make January move

Sam Allardyce looks on from the stand during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton and Leeds United are among the clubs said to have taken an interest in the Hearts sensation.

general views of Tynecastle Stadium the home of Heart of Midlothian F.C. during the Scottish Championship match between Heart of Midlothian F.C. and Hibernian F.C. at Tynecastle Stadium on...

Everton are leading Leeds United in the chase for Heart of the Midlothian teenager Harry Cochrane, according to Teamtalk.

Leeds were one of the first English clubs to be credited with interest in Cochrane, who has impressed in his first senior campaign - despite having only turned 16 last April.

However, it appears the Whites side may have missed their chance, with Everton said to be among 'a clutch of Premier League clubs taking a very close look' at the Scottish midfielder.

And it is claimed that Everton, who have recruited a number of talented British youngsters over the past couple of years, could even make a move for Cochrane before the end of the January transfer window, having moved ahead of the chasing pack.

Sam Allardyce looks on from the stand during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

However, with a string of players already on Everton's books in Cochrane's position, it is likely the Glaswegian would stand a better chance of securing immediate first team football at Leeds.

Cochrane was on the books of Glasgow Rangers before moving to Hearts four years ago.

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