Everton fans desperate to land Gelson Martins

Everton fans are praying they can sign Gelson Martins, after reports this week suggested Marcel Brands could do plenty of shopping in Portugal this summer.

According to a report from A Bola, William Carvalho is not the only Sporting CP player Everton are interested in this summer, and they could swoop for both Bas Dost and Gelson Martins.

While the links to Dost don’t seem to be causing too much excitement, fans would absolutely love to beat Arsenal to Martins.

The speedy winger has been the subject of interest from the Gunners, but could opt for somewhere like Everton if he feels he will struggle for playing time in North London. He reportedly has a whopping £60m price tag, but could go for much less due to the chaos surrounding Sporting.

The report from A Bola says Brands has good connections in Portugal, which could give the Toffees the advantage in the race for Martins.

The speedy winger grabbed eight goals and eight assists in 30 league games for Sporting last season, a sensational return for a 23 year-old.

Everton fans are praying they can get this one over the line, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…