Everton are monitoring closely Sparta Rotterdam defender Dele Adeleye.

Algemeen Dagblad says Everton boss Dave Moyes has already pumped his Nigerians Joseph Yobo, Victor Anichebe and Yakubu Aiyegbeni for information on the young fullback.

Moyes was delivered a glowing report on Adeleye by scouts after Sparta's recent league clash with Heerenveen. Everton watched the youngster again last week in Sparta's 1-0 defeat to AZ.