Everton are being linked with Manchester United reject Adem Ljajic.

The Serbian youngster has rebuilt his career at Fiorentina after seeing United pull out of a pre-contract deal last season.

Now 19, Ljajic is drawing comparisons with Kaka and has established himself as a first choice in coach Sinisa Mihajlovic's Fiorentina plans.

Everton boss David Moyes is keeping tabs on Ljajic's progress and sees the youngster as a direct replacement for contract rebel Steven Pienaar.

A January bid of £8 million has been mooted.

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