Toffees and Foxes want Westwood

Everton and Leicester are reportedly battling it out to sign

Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Keiren Westwood from


Westwood is available on a free transfer after seeing out his

contract at the Ricoh Arena.

The Sky Blues have offered the 26-year-old a new deal, but

Westwood has yet to agree terms and is expected to move on.

Leicester are in the market for a shot-stopper, with Sven Goran

Eriksson keen to bring in a new number one and he is a big admirer

of Westwood.

However, Everton are ready to offer the Irish international the

chance to try his luck in the Premier League.

Toffees boss David Moyes is looking to bring in competition for

Tim Howard and he believes Westwood would be a valuable addition to

his squad on a free transfer.