Everton are eyeing Wolves defender Stephen Ward.

The Sunday Mirror says Sunderland and Stoke have already made their interest known in left-back Ward, but Everton have also asked to be kept up-to-date with ­developments.

Ward was one of the few highlights of Wolves' dismal ­relegation campaign and was one of only two players, Fulham's Brede Hangeland being the other, to play every minute of the Premier League season.