Everton have made contact with Leeds United over a move for Wilfried Gnonto.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Toffees have joined Freiburg in making ‘concrete moves’ for the youngster.

Gnonto was one of the Whites’ few shining lights last season as they were relegated to the Championship, despite spending a large chunk of the latter stages on the bench.

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The Italian has caught the eye of many clubs across Europe and he could be set for a swift return to the top flight Everton push ahead with a move.

The report claims Gnonto could be available for between €15m (£12.9m) and €20m (17.2m), however it is mentioned that it is unclear whether Sean Dyche’s side are ready to meet their demands.

There has also been a number of Serie A clubs interested in the teenager, however it has been reported that Inter Milan wouldn’t make a move for Gnonto until the end of the window, which could benefit Everton’s pursuit.

Everton could get a bargain deal for Wilfried Gnonto

Leeds United’s relegation could be hugely beneficial to Everton as it means their biggest prospect is available on the cheap.

The winger only netted twice in the Premier League last season, however he had the ability to excite fans every time he was on the ball and he made it extremely difficult for defenders to snatch it off him.

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Gnonto has already earned eleven international caps after making his debut last summer, and Italy boss Roberto Mancini was full of praise.

Speaking to TuttoMercatoWeb, Mancini said: “Gnonto is a young boy, no one has thought of hiring him but he plays as a starter in the Premier League and that’s not a given at 19.

“He can still improve and he’s young, he has quality. I hope other young people can follow his example and go abroad to play. If they are good then they play”.

Everton fans would be very excited to see Gnonto arrive at Goodison Park and the board need to do everything they can to make it happen.

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