Everton are monitoring Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien, while the Chronicle is also reporting that Newcastle United are also tracking the 25-year-old ahead of the summer.
The Chronicle reports that the Magpies were looking at Cyprien during the January transfer window. And they are considering making a fresh move when the campaign concludes.
However, the Chronicle notes that Everton are now also interested in the Frenchman – who rejected a move to Aston Villa during the previous window.
The report claims that Cyprien has just over a year left on his contract at Nice. So his Premier League admirers will be hoping that there is scope for a deal to be done this summer.
Cyprien is one goal away from enjoying his best campaign to date in front of goal.
He has bagged seven Ligue 1 goals this term. He has also provided three assists for Patrick Vieira’s men.
Cyprien is capable of pulling the strings. Whoscored.com shows that he averages 1.9 key passes a game in the top flight this season. Only eight players in the division average more.
He also averages 62.6 passes per game. Once again, he is near the top of the charts, with just 10 players – including former Toffee Idrissa Gueye – averaging more.
Interestingly, he ranks high for shots per game, with his average of 2.9 leaving him eighth in the league.
So he is not only looking to dictate play, but he is also willing to have plenty of attempts if a chance presents itself.