Alemannia Aachen midfielder Lewis Holtby has welcomed interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. But the youngster favours a move to Everton.

"If it's true then of course it's a great honour for me," said Holtby, referring to the link to United and Arsenal.

"My father was born in England and was an Everton fan since the age of five.

"He immediately infected me with the Everton virus!

"Since then I have been Everton fan and have always followed their games."