Everton have had an offer accepted for Leeds United​ winger Sam Byram, the BBC's Adam Pope reports.


The 22-year-old is out of contract at Elland Road this summer, and is not expected to extend his stay in West Yorkshire with a number of Premier League clubs circling.


Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham and Sunderland are among those linked with Byram over the past six months, but Everton appear to have seized the initiative.

The fee for Byram is thought to be between £3m and £4m.


The Toffees have previous when it comes to snapping up the Football League's most promising talents, the most notable of whom, John Stones and Brendan Galloway, have impressed in Roberto Martinez's first team this season.


Others, such as Mason Holgate, Matty Foulds and Luke Garbutt - another with Leeds connections - are being tipped for bright futures at Goodison Park, something Byram is likely to be aware of as he considers his next move.


The Essex-born youngster is a graduate of the Whites' academy at Thorp Arch, and has made almost 150 appearances for the Championship side.

However, this season has been arguably his best at Elland Road, with three goals and an assist arriving in 22 league outings.


Most of Byram's appearances this term have come on the right of midfield, although he's spent much of his career at right-back.


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