EVERTON and Fulham have joined the transfer race to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers, according to reports.

The Tottenham defender has spent the season on loan at Celtic and the Hoops have an option in his deal to make the move permanent.

Carter-Vickers was one of the top performers for Ange Postecoglou's side as they landed the Scottish Premiership trophy.

And according to MLS Next Pro writer Larry Henry Jr, he is now attracting interest from the Premier League.

He wrote on Twitter: "Everton and Fulham are in the race for Cameron Carter-Vickers, should Celtic not agree to a transfer with Tottenham prior to June 12, a source close to the player confirmed.

"CCV heading to June #USMNT camp and coming off two trophy haul with Celtic this season."

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou remains hopeful they can sign both Carter-Vickers and winger Jota beyond the summer but warned there was still work to be done.

Reports in Portugal claimed Jota had informed Benfica that he wanted to trigger a clause that would allow Celtic to make his loan switch a permanent transfer.

Postecoglou said: “We are in discussions with them obviously, and as I have said all along, with these kind of things it’s never a simple process.

“But both have had unbelievable years for us and been outstanding contributors and both are really happy here. Our intent is to try and keep them at our football club but these things need a point where all parties agree.

“I am hopeful we will get to that point but at this point we are not quite there yet.”