Report: Everton interested in Monaco left-back Ruben Vinagre?

Everton have emerged as rumoured suitors for AS Monaco defender Ruben Vinagre, who is currently on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The left-back has already made eight starts for the Championship outfit across all competitions.

It is understood that Wolves are allegedly keen on signing the 18-year-old defender on a permanent basis but the Daily Mail reports, the Toffees hold an interest in the Portuguese prospect.

Everton Manager Ronald Koeman is desperate to find competition for Leighton Baines, with the Merseyside side failing to secure a defender before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Premier League outfit will be active in the January transfer window and could try to move ahead of The Wanderers in the race to sign the teenager from Ligue 1 giants.

Vinagre still has five years left on his contract with the French champions.