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Everton transfer news: Lampard joins Prem trio in chase for pricey Wolves star Morgan Gibbs-White

Morgan Gibbs-White celebrates for Sheffield United

Everton are reportedly ready to rival a number of other Premier League sides in their bid to sign Wolves playmaker Morgan Gibbs-White this summer.

The Molineux has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in English football and is also on the radar of Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a successful loan stint at Sheffield United last season. Indeed, Gibbs-White was involved in 20 goals in 35 league outings as the Blades missed out in the Championship play-offs.

However, his chances of regular game time at Molineux in for the upcoming campaign are looking slim.

Wolves announced on Monday that veteran midfielder Joao Moutinho has penned a new one-year contract.

Add that news to Ruben Neves is also set to stay, after Wolves priced him out of a move, and Gibbs-White’s playing chances look limited.

To that end, clubs are queuing up for his services. And the Toffees are well in the mix for a deal – as reported by Football Insider.

One issue, however, could be the player’s asking price – with Wolves set to demand £25million.

That figure appears steep for a player who was only featuring in the Championship a couple of short months ago.

Lampard wants more creativity in Everton‘s midfield, having lost Gylfi Sigurdsson and Donny van de Beek from last season.

Gibbs-White signing could be bad news for Dele

However, if Gibbs-White were to arrive, it would undoubtedly put more pressure on January signing Dele Alli.

The former Tottenham man struggled to warrant his high transfer fee after arriving to help the Toffees beat the drop.

Morgan Gibbs-White while on loan at Sheffield United

Alli had no goals or assists in his 11 league games for Everton as they eventually managed to stay up.

Much now depends on Wolves willingness to part company with one of their brightest talents.

However, the fact that Swansea youngster Flynn Downes is being eyed as a potential replacement, hints that for the right price Gibbs-White will be on his way.