Report: Everton step up pursuit of Leeds United star Sam Byram

The Leeds star is out of contract in the summer.

Leeds United face an uphill battle keeping hold of in form right-sided operator Sam Byram this month.

The youngster is out of contract in the summer and has so far rejected Leeds United's offers of a new deal for differing reasons on both occasions.

He has recently been in excellent form for Leeds in a right-midfield role and that form has seemingly not gone unnoticed.

It is reported today that Everton are stepping up their interest in the Leeds star.

The Liverpool Echo claims that Everton want to sign two young players this winter, with a deal for Grasshopper Zurich nearly complete for Shani Tarashaj.

But they are not done there. Leeds man Byram has emerged as a perfect candidate for the Everton first-team.

The Toffees need cover for Seamus Coleman at right-back and the impressive performances of Byram in an attacking position will no doubt have Everton considering Byram as a wholly more flexible talent.

Leeds will want to secure Byram to a new deal this month but if it looks as though no deal will be happening you can expect Leeds to sell him on for a decent fee - and Everton sound like they will be snooping.

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