Everton could beat Liverpool to14 goals transfer target, James Maddison.
The Blue half of Merseyside have failed to beat their rivals in 17 attempts but are reportedly ahead of its neighbour over a potential deal for Norwich Midfielder James Maddison.
The 21-year-old bagged 14 goals and 8 assists and was the Canaries best player in an underwhelming mid-table season in the English Championship.
Reports claim the playmaker is highly coveted by both premiership clubs and the same reports also cited instances where scouts from Liverpool have watched the prospect star for Norwich City.
However, inside sources have claimed Everton have moved ahead and are now poised to make an offer for the attacking midfielder as new boss Marko Silva is intent on revamping his attacking options ahead of his first season at Goodison Park.
The Portuguese manager is keen on putting his stamp of authority on the overly expensive albeit underperforming squad and has agreed for the departure of Wayne Rooney to the MLS.
A fee of 30 million pounds is reportedly the asking price for the starlet but it seems unlikely both clubs would be keen on paying such a massive figure for a player starring in the second tier of English football.