Memphis Depay is not typically the sort of player you would expect to be at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war.
Before he joined Manchester United, the Dutchman was in high demand, and was rumoured to have turned down Tottenham in favour of a move to Old Trafford.
The no. 7 has flopped monumentally in the north-west, and it would come as no surprise if Jose Mourinho were to get rid of him in January.
What nobody would have predicted, however, is that not one, but two clubs are fighting for his services.
Tottenham are being rivalled by Everton, reports the Liverpool Echo, as compatriot Ronald Koeman still has faith in the winger.
Of course, the last time the two clubs fought over a player, Spurs won. It’s fair to say Everton probably don’t regret not spending £30million on Moussa Sissoko, but this time around, Koeman is hoping to get one over on Mauricio Pochettino.
Everton were always linked with Memphis, but that has only increased after Yannick Bolasie, who has been a hit since arriving from Crystal Palace in the summer, was ruled out for the season.