Everton have initiated contact with the agent of Gerard González, report Sport this weekend.

The Catalan newspaper are looking at Premier League clubs trying to snatch away La Masia talents, something they say happens every year. This year is no exception and there are several English clubs working to take youngsters from Barcelona.

If they can do so before a professional contract is signed, then there’s no transfer fee to pay.

Sport says Gerard González has been performing at a high level for Barcelona’s youth teams, and the same age levels with the Spanish national set-up.

That’s brought attention from several Premier League sides, yet it’s only Carlo Ancelotti’s side who get a mention from the newspaper.

Gerard González turned 16 years of age in February, and his representatives are ‘handling’ offers from a number of clubs, with Everton again the only club mentioned and presented as making a real effort for the signing.

There’s no indication of what the player’s decision will be.