Everton are interested in Schalke starlet Görkem Can, according to reports.

The 18-year old defender has been scouted by the Toffees, and according to Turkish Football who cite sources close to the player, the highly rated centre-back is considered a target by the Merseyside club.

Can has recent been made captain of Schalke’s Under-19s side by well renowned coach Norbert Elgert, who has previously discovered a whole host of German talent for the club including Manuel Neuer, Mesut Özil and Leroy Sané.

Can is just the latest player to have emerged through Schalke’s youth system – an academy that has produced a wide number of international players over the years.

Originally a No.10, Elgert converted Can to a centre-back and the youngster has been turning heads as a result, being one of the most technical young defensive stars.

The 18-year old is eligible to play for either Germany or Turkey at international level, and has played for Germany at U15, U16 and U17. He is expected to play for Turkey at U19.