EVERTON are interested in making a January swoop for Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, according to reports.
The England star, 28, is out of contract at Old Trafford next summer.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to seal an extension for the former West Ham loanee.
But so far Lingard is believed to have rejected United’s advances.
According to Football Insider, Toffees boss Rafael Benitez is a ‘big admirer’ of his.
The Merseyside club will still have to spend carefully, after splashing out just £1.7million in the summer because of FFP restrictions.
But they believe that Lingard will be available at a cut-price after turning down a new United contract.
Everton would like to sign the 32-cap star on an initial loan deal – with a view to making it permanent at the end of the season.