Everton and Sunderland are set to battle for the services of Leeds United full-back Sam Byram, according to the Mirror.
The twenty-two year old, who is the Yorkshire outfit’s second-longest serving player behind fellow defender Charlie Taylor, has long been linked with a move to a Premier League club and interest in him is set to be rife when the transfer window opens next month.
Despite his young age, Byram has played one hundred and thirty-five senior appearances in all competitions, scoring seventeen goals.
He has been offered a new contract at Elland Road, but opted against signing it as he considers his options.
Leeds United beat promotion hopefuls Hull City at home to move on to twenty-two points, which puts them in seventeenth place – six points above the relegation zone and seven behind the play-off places.
They travel to struggling Charlton Athletic on Saturday afternoon and can be backed at 7/5 for the win.