Everton eye move for Norwich midfielder James Maddison - sources

Everton are tracking highly-rated Norwich City midfielder James Maddison, sources close to the Championship club have told ESPN FC.

Maddison, 20, has been in superb form for Norwich this season with some eye-catching performances from midfield bringing him to the attention of a number of Premier League clubs.

The creative midfielder has scored four goals and laid on five assists in 17 games in all competitions for Norwich so far this season. He won September's Goal of the Month in the Championship for a stunning strike in the win against Middlesbrough and he has been nominated for the Championship Player of the Month for the last two months.

Everton have been alerted to Maddison's potential and the club's director of football, Steve Walsh, watched the playmaker in Saturday's defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

However, Norwich are keen to keep hold of Maddison and are confident of fending off any interest in the player who is under contract at Carrow Road until 2021.

Maddison was rewarded for his fine form with a first call-up to the England under-21 squad for the European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Ukraine.