Report: Everton in danger of missing out on Pontus Dahlberg as rivals begin talks over £3.3m move

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton want Pontus Dahlberg but he is now in talks with their Premier League rivals Watford.

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.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Everton could be about to miss out on one of their transfer targets as Watford have begun talks with Gothenburg goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg.

The Mail reports that the Toffees have scouted the teenager extensively in recent times, but they face plenty of Premier League competition for his signature - with the Hornets and Arsenal also keeping a keen eye on the 18-year-old.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

But it appears that Everton may miss out on the stopper, with the Mail adding that Watford are now in talks with Dahlberg about a potential £3.3 million deal that would see the youngster arrive during the January transfer window.

The Mail suggests that Marco Silva is hoping that Dahlberg can give Heurelho Gomes some competition as the latter approaches the twilight of his career - though he has certainly made some stunning saves during his time with the Hornets.

General view of the Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Barclaycard Premiership match played at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England on August 17, 2002.

Everton may not be too disappointed to miss out on Dahlberg when they have Jordan Pickford looking to hold the number one spot at Goodison Park for a long time.

But they could have perhaps done with the additional depth between the sticks, so perhaps Watford edging clear in the race may be the catalyst that spurs the Toffees, or Arsenal, into following up their interest with a concrete bid, especially as £3.3 million for a player of Dahlberg's potential could prove a real bargain. 

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