Everton and Watford are keen to sign Slovakian midfielder stanislav Lobotka, according to Le10Sport magazine, (via Liverpool Echo newsfeed 11.37am 4/1/19)
The 24-year-old generally plays as a deep-lying midfielder, but is comfortable anywhere in the middle of the park.
Celta are keen to keep him at Abanca-Balaidos, but a bid in excess of £20m could make them seriously consider selling.
The Slovakian joined Celta from Danish superliga club FC Nordsjaelland, for a fee of £4.5m.
Celta are 11th in the La Liga table at present. Losing a key player would be a gamble without an able replacement.
The Sky Blues still have aspirations to climb the table and clinch a Europa League spot for next season.
Everton would welcome another midfield addition, with James McCarthy linked with a loan move away to regain fitness.
Watford would see Lobotka as a possible replacement for Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Daily Mail claim the Frenchmen could return to his homeland, in a £50m move to PSG. Although, The Hornets will reject the bid.