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Everton favourites ahead of Liverpool to sign 24-year-old goalkeeper

According to Skybet, Everton are favorites to sign Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland with a rating of 7/1 ahead of Liverpool who stand at 10/1.

After arriving at Stoke in 2013, Butland has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and currently has four appearances for the England national team under his belt.

For Everton, neither Joel Robles nor Maarten Stekelenburg have convinced that they are capable of holding down the first choice position on a long term basis.

Robles has started 18 games while Stekelenburg has started 17. There is no doubt that the club will be looking to find goalkeepers who are capable of succeeding former long-term first choice Tim Howard, who departed from the club at the end of last season.

Butland has proven that he is capable of performing at the highest level as he has done with Stoke. He may also favor a move as Everton are a progressing side under Koeman and that could potentially challenge for a place in the Champions League next season.