EVERTON have emerged as shock rivals to Manchester United in the chase to land Jack Grealish, according to reports.
The Aston Villa playmaker is hot property as he prepares to leave his boyhood club for a big-money move when the season eventually ends.
The Villa captain has impressed in his club’s difficult campaign and is heading for the exit door even if they maintain their Premier League status.
He has scored seven and assisted six in 26 league appearances – his best season to date.
The Toffees allegedly want to make Grealish their headline transfer and build their team around him.
Grealish could also be attracted at the prospect of working under boss Carlo Ancelotti with the Italian set to be offered a large transfer war chest.
Grealish broke government guidelines after ignoring his own advice to stay indoors as he “stupidly agreed” to attend an all-night party.
He then crashed his Range Rover into other parked vehicles around 8am before being pictured on the street wearing a bright blue hoodie, shorts, one slipper and a flip flop.