By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: <a href='http://bit.ly/lRx0Da' class='instorylink'>@skygraemebailey</a>
Saturday 24 December 2011 08:49, UK
Everton are ready to move for AEK Athens central defender Kostas Manolas, skysports.com understands.
Everton leading chase for Greek starlet
Everton are ready to move for AEK Athens star Kostas Manolas, skysports.com understands.
But it is also believed that Everton are not the only Premier League side keen on landing the young defender.
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.
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.
Blackburn, Newcastle, Wigan and West Ham are also thought to be keen on Manolas - who has been called up to Greece's senior squad.