Everton plot transfer swoop for Blackpool teen Anthony Weston with Leeds and Rangers also in hunt – The Sun

EVERTON want 16-year-old striker Anthony Weston from Blackpool.

Scouser Weston made his Seasiders debut in the final minute of an FA Cup win over Maidstone in December.

A move to Southampton, costing an initial £250,000, fell through but a switch to Everton would have a greater chance of success.

Leeds and Scottish giants Rangers are also keen on Weston and the bidding war could rage, although Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are quietly confident of sealing a deal.

Everton, managed by Carlo Ancelotti, are keen to sign young prospects and also want Wigan forward Joe Gelhardt, 17, while they watched Sunderland striker Joe Hugill, 16, last week.

Spurs are still favourites to land Hugill, who has yet to sign a long-term deal with the Black Cats.

Top Tottenham spy Ian Broomfield watched Hugill in action last week.

BLACKBURN’S rising star Lewis Travis is a wanted man — both by rival clubs and agents.

The defensive midfielder, 22, has been a standout for Rovers this season — alerting the Premier League.

But Travis, 22, is also in the middle of a tug of war off the field, with a battle to represent him as he switches agents.

Meanwhile, Rovers centre-half Derrick Williams is a target for MLS club LA Galaxy.

The Irish star, 27, has been a first-team regular but the chance to go to America may appeal to him as his dad is from there.

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