Report: Everton want to raid Leeds United for former player Tom Pearce

Sam Allardyce and Farhad Moshiri give a thumbs up to the players after the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Pearce was signed by Leeds United after leaving Everton's academy four years ago.

Lewis Grabban of Aston Villa is tackled by Tom Pearce of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in...

Everton want to re-sign Tom Pearce from Leeds United, according to the Sun on Sunday (May 13th, page 63).

Pearce made his senior debut for Leeds earlier this season, four years after his release by Everton.

But the Toffees are said to want to bring back the 20-year-old as Leighton Baines' long-term replacement.

Leighton Baines of Everton gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Pearce is out of contract at Leeds this summer, and could be signed without the Yorkshire club's blessing.

However, Leeds will be due compensation for the Ormskirk native - if they at least offer him a new deal on equal or greater terms to his existing one.

The Sun on Sunday report states that Pearce would stand a greater chance of regular football at Elland Road.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Although, Everton have handed opportunities to several young talents in recent years, which could encourage Pearce to return.

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