Report: Everton keen on Russell

Dundee United forward on the radar of Moyes

Sky Sports understands Everton have made an enquiry for Dundee

United’s highly-rated forward Johnny Russell.

Everton have enjoyed an impressive start to the new Premier

League season following wins over Manchester United and Aston

Villa, and David Moyes may look to build on that promise by

strengthening his squad before the transfer window closes.

Moyes has already made one successful raid on Scottish football

this summer after bringing in Steven Naismith from Rangers.

The Everton boss could now try to add Russell to his squad after

showing an interest in the 22-year-old, who was called into the

Scotland squad for the end-of-season friendly against the USA in

May.

Russell has caught the eye at Tannadice over the past couple of

seasons and scored twice in United’s 3-0 derby win over Dundee,

before being sent off, earlier this month.

Terrors manager Peter Houston has previously stated that the

club are under no pressure to sell any key players, including

Russell, but may find his resolve tested in the lead-up to Friday’s

deadline.

In addition to signing Naismith, Moyes has also brought Steven

Pienaar back to Goodison Park on a permanent basis and snapped up

Belgium international Kevin Mirallas from Olympiakos.