Everton and Tottenham are keen on Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey but may have to pay €40m to secure his signature.
That’s according to Sport 1, who say the Premier League pair have ‘wooed’ the Jamaican winger this summer.
They report that Everton and Tottenham will both have representatives ‘keeping an eye’ on the forward tomorrow evening when his side take on Rangers in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 clash.
Bailey has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and was rumoured to be on Manchester City’s list of potential replacements for Leroy Sané earlier this year.
That move never happened and is unlikely to given City’s capture of Ferran Torres, but Sport 1 say he has been ‘flirting’ with a move to England for some time and has ‘never made a secret’ of his desire to play in the Premier League.
That could be made available this summer with both Everton and Tottenham interested in securing him.
Bailey has also seemingly taken some steps to making a move easier, having switched to English agent Aidy Ward, who represents Raheem Sterling.
Leverkusen, for their part, will let Bailey leave if they receive a good enough offer but were ‘demanding’ €40m for him not long ago.
The player has a contract at the Bundesliga club until 2023, meaning they are under no pressure to sell this summer unless they get what they want for him.