Tom Heaton could be set to reunite with Sean Dyche at Everton.

The Toffees have made a transfer enquiry about the goalkeeper’s availability as Manchester United close in on Andre Onana, according to The Mirror.

Heaton joined the Red Devils as a free agent in 2021 and has spent the past two years as back-up to David de Gea, making only three appearances in all competitions.

After Erik ten Hag’s side triggered the option of a further year in Heaton’s contract, Everton are now said to be keen on bringing him to Goodison Park.

United have reportedly already blocked a move from Luton Town, though Dyche will be eager to tempt his former player to switch Manchester for Merseyside this summer.

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The pair spent six years together at Burnley after Dyche signed the goalkeeper from Bristol City in 2013. The Manchester United academy graduate became a huge player for the Clarets as they were promoted to the Premier League twice.

Speaking on whether Heaton deserves to be England’s No.1 after he was named as their third choice goalkeeper at Euro 2016, Dyche said: “It’s a debate point. Tom was superb last week.

“Tom is giving very good performances for us, he’s always looking to improve and develop which is the kind of culture we set here. He was a very good captain last year and continues to be so.

“The maturation of centre-halves and goalkeepers is a big thing. He’s continued year on year to progress and all credit to him.

“His all round game is maturing, I think, no two ways about it. But I think England’s No. 1 is chosen by the manager and that’s for the right reasons.”

There would be no negatives to Tom Heaton joining Everton

Signing Tom Heaton from Manchester United looks like a pretty faultless move from Everton.

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Sean Dyche knows the veteran very well and has a brilliant relationship with him, while he has years of experience in the Premier League and has helped prevent Burnley from being relegated during his time at Turf Moor.

Heaton would only arrive on Merseyside as Jordan Pickford’s back up – who he will also be familiar with from his time on international duty.

The 37-year-old would be a great figure to have in the dressing room and would be a positive influence on the younger players, while his presence could potentially lead to a coaching role.

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