Everton and Crystal Palace are weighing up moves for Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba before the close of the transfer window.
New Toffees boss Rafa Benitez and recently installed Palace manager Patrick Vieira are looking to bolster their midfield options this summer and Nakamba is understood to feature highly on their wanted lists.
Nakamba enjoyed a strong finish to last season with stand-out performances in the victories over Tottenham and Chelsea.
From his 13 Premier League appearances last term Villa won nine.
Nakamba arrived at Villa in the summer of 2019 from Belgian club Club Brugge and quickly established himself in Dean Smith’s plans.
The Zimbabwe international has made 50 appearances in all competitions during his two seasons at Villa Park and has made himself a big fans’ favourite.
Villa would be reluctant to lose Nakamba but Everton and Palace are ready to test their resolve by launching moves for the midfielder before the transfer window shuts at the end of August. Dailymail