After spending last summer fending off bids from Manchester United for a number of their own players and failing to keep Marouane Fellaini, it seems that Everton are set to turn the tables this summer.
A report, which seems to have originated in the Times, is claiming that Everton are readying a £6m bid for midfielder Tom Cleverly with Alex Buttner also on their radar.
Cleverly, a product of United’s youth system, has come in for a lot of criticism this season due to his performances, as has Buttner, but this doesn’t seem to have deterred Everton.
While a bid for Cleverly looks like it could be around the corner, the interest in Buttner is no further along than the speculation stage.
With David Moyes recently departed from United and a new manager likely to want to put his own stamp on the side, it is clear that the upheaval at United is set to be even more major than last summer when Sir Alex Ferguson left.
Which players make the cut remains to be seen but it is unlikely that Everton will get any answers regarding the players they are interested in until the new manager is in place.by