GOAL understand Tottenham Hotspur are leading the race to sign Everton midfielder James McCarthy.
Spurs have been linked to the signing of the 24-year-old for some time, which has baffled many fans of the club.
Goal believe Manchester City are chasing the Everton star due to missing out on Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph last week.
Tottenham have also been linked to Kevin Mirallas of Everton, with many stating that Mauricio Pochettino could be set to use Aaron Lennon (who spent last year on loan at the Toffees), as bait for the move to go through.
Whether Spurs move for McCarthy remains to be seen, however they face competition from Manuel Pellegrini’s side should they decide to battle this summer.