Everton are interested in signing Grimsby Town youngster Joey Hope.
The Merseyside club have been monitoring the 17-year-old, per The Sun.
While Hope has not played for his club's senior side, he was on the bench for a recent EFL Cup tie.
The young left-back is also a target for Middlesbrough.
It remains to be seen whether Everton will make a January move, or if they prefer to see how much first team action Hope gets at Grimsby for the rest of this season.