Everton have joined the race to sign Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim the Toffees have already been in contact with the Whites over a move of the US international.

Leeds signed Adams from RB Leipzig last summer and he became one of their only positives as they were relegated to the Championship.

Adams made 24 appearances in the top flight last season and his campaign-ending injury in March played a huge part in their failure to retain their Premier League status.

It looks extremely unlikely that the American would feature in the second tier and Everton have become the latest club to target him.

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A recent report from Bola Vip has reported that Adams has a £30 million relegation release clause in his contract, which could raise the eyebrows of a number of teams.

Brighton, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa have also been linked with the 24-year-old, all of which could have a financial advantage in the race over Everton.

Adams’ increasing interest comes as no surprise after a stellar campaign, with Jason Cundy previously telling talkSPORT in September that the ‘unbelievable’ midfielder would go in his Premier League team of the season so far.

Everton would have to sell Amadou Onana to afford Tyler Adams

There is no doubt that Adams would be an exceptional signing for Everton this summer. However, his reported £30m release clause can’t be ignored.

While many teams will be eager to take advantage of it, it is not a fee that the Toffees can just pull out of their back pocket.

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Sean Dyche’s side have to be sensible with their spending and Adams’ potential arrival would only be an option if he was replacing Amadou Onana.

The Belgian has been heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park, with journalist Sacha Tavolieri revealing that he could be available for £55 million.

Everton have to offload to bring in new players this summer and that seems to be the only way they could even consider snapping Adams up.

However, allowing Onana to leave is one option that many fans would wish to avoid all together.