Everton match Swansea bid for Cliftonville striker Donnelly

Everton have made a move for Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly.

Everton have made a move for Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly.

The Liverpool Echo says the Blues have had a bid in the region of £100,000 accepted for Cliftonville striker Donnelly and are now hoping to agree personal terms with the player's representative.

But they will have to beat off interest from Premier League rivals Swansea City who also had a bid accepted for the young hot-shot last week.

The six feet two inch 19-year-old is Irish Premiership title-challengers Cliftonville's 17-goal top-scorer in the Irish Premiership.

If Everton can persuade the teenager to follow Seamus Coleman's career path from Irish Premiership to English Premier League, he would go straight into Everton's Academy rather than David Moyes' first team plans.

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