League One Charlton have agreed to sell their England U20 World Cup winner Ezri Konsa for £5million.
The 20-year-old, rated as the best young defender in the country by Addicks boss Karl Robinson, is at the centre of a tussle between Merseyside duo Everton and Liverpool.
Liverpool want to team the centre-back up with fellow Charlton product Joe Gomez, 20.
But Everton are in pole position after signing Ademola Lookman a year ago from Charlton and sending chief scout Martyn Glover to watch Konsa last month against Blackburn.
Last year, Robinson admitted he had a gut feeling that Konsa would leave the club.
“My gut feeling is that he will go in January,” said Robinson.
“If I was him I’d be looking to go in January but we should look for £5m minimum. Maybe we could try for a loan back but the player has to want that."
Source: Daily Mirror
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