By Kevin Harper
Everton and Southampton are doing battle with a host of other clubs for the signature of Club Brugge youngster Noah Fadiga, according to The Sun.
The 17-year-old is making a big name for himself with the Belgian side and reportedly has attracted the attention of the Premier League, duo as well as Italian sides Roma and Genoa.
He is under contract with the Belgian side until 2020 but that has not stopped a number of sides circling for his services.
Fadiga was previously with Anderlecht but joined Brugge in 2015 and his career has gone from strength to strength in that time – to the extent he is being chased by big clubs despite his young age.
Southampton are said to have already had a move for the youngster turned down when they looked to bring him to the Premier League before he signed his first professional deal earlier in the year, according to Senegalese news outlet Senego.
Their interest in Fadiga does not look to have ceased. The Saints are renowned for developing young talent and bringing them through into their first-team and have identified the Belgian as another who they could apply their magic to.
Everton have been on the lookout for attacking bodies throughout the summer as Ronald Koeman looks to take the Toffees to the next level.
One area where the Dutchman has been setting out to strengthen has been in the creative areas of his side, with doubts still lingering over the future of Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu leaving for Barcelona earlier in the transfer window.
They have added the likes of Wayne Rooney, Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez in forward areas but there is still room for another addition in that area.
It remains to be seen whether either Koeman or Mauricio Pellegrino will go in for the son of the former Bolton star Khalilou Fadiga but if they do it is likely to cost decent money to prize the talented youngster away from Belgium.