Top-flight duo are both desperate to land Spain forward for next season.
Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are set to go head to head this summer for the signature of highly rated FC Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu, reports Spanish sports daily Mundo Deportivo.
The Spain Under-21 international has been the subject of intense speculation these past few weeks linking the forward with a possible move to the English top flight next season, with originally Liverpool thought to be favourites to land the 19-year-old when the transfer window reopened on July 1.
However, it now appears as though it is a straight fight between Tottenham and the Toffees to see who can persuade the Spaniard to spend next season on loan in the Premier League after Deulofeu’s eye-catching campaign last time out for the Barcelona ‘B’ team.
Deulofeu netted 18 goals in just 33 appearances for the Catalans’ reserve side, while he is also currently starring for his country in the Fifa U20 World Cup, after which he is expected to make a final decision as to where he will be playing next season.