Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants to make Nathan Redmond one of his first signings since arriving at Goodison Park earlier this month, according to The Sun.
Martinez is preparing a £3m bid for the Birmingham City winger, in an attempt to fight off the growing competition.
Crystal Place, Swansea City, Norwich and Fulham have all made bids in the region of £2m for 19-year-old Redmond, with the Blues thought to have little option but to sell due to their growing financial concerns.
Former Swansea and Wigan Athletic manager Martinez, 39, who famously won last season's FA Cup during his time with the Latics, has promised Everton fans both success and silverware during his time with the club, and he will hope that the exciting young winger can play an important part in that.
Redmond, who has been capped at every England level between under-16's and under-21's, became City's second youngest ever player - when he made his debut at the age of 16 years and 173 days back in 2010.
Although he failed to make a Premier League appearance for Birmingham, he appeared twice in the club's run to League Cup victory in 2011.
Since City's relegation to the Championship, Redmond has become one of the club's most vital assets: appearing 79 times in all competitions over the course of the last two seasons, scoring nine goals.
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