Prem rivals chase Manolas

David Moyes is looking to bolster his squad in January, with all

areas of his squad under consideration. Now with Sylvain Distin

looking unlikely to sign a new deal, which could very well result

in him being sold in the New Year – Moyes is considering options.

And his attention has been drawn to 20-year-old Manolas, who is

earning rave reviews in Greece following his call-up to the

national team’s senior squad. The Toffees are no strangers to the

Greek market, having plucked Apostolos Vellios from Iraklis almost

12 months ago. Now Everton are lining up a deal for Manolas – but

they are not alone in checking on the highly-rated young stopper.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is also thought to be an admirer of the

young defender, while Blackburn, Newcastle and West Ham are also

said to be keen.