Everton are ready to pounce for Heerenveen midfielder Michael Bradley.

The 20-year-old has been one of the discoveries of the season, scoring 14 goals, but has now set his sights on a move.

The American is under contract in Friesland until the summer of 2009, but Heerenveen may be forced to sell the wantaway star sooner.

Everton are following the youngster, who told the Ajax Life magazine: "I strive to reach the highest level. It's time to make the next step.

"I don't think the Dutch way of playing football suits me. I see myself as a box-to-box midfielder - I attack and score goals, but I also defend and I win many balls. In Holland it's often one but not the other."