Everton are considering a move to sign Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings in January, according to a report in the Mirror.
Mings has established himself as one of the Football League's finest talents and it seems that a number of Premier League clubs are interested in signing the full-back, with the Toffees head of the queue.
Mings has all the attributes needed to make a successful modern day full-back. He is physically strong, quick and is a threat going forward making him an exciting prospect.
At the age of 21 he still has time to learn, but he is rapidly developing into one of the Championship's best players and his potential has not gone unnoticed.
Everton have already had great success at plucking the crème de la crème from the Football League, after their success with John Stones previously.
Stones joined from Barnsley and has gone on to become a permanent member of their starting line-up, whilst also earning international recognition.
If Roberto Martinez does opt to buy Mings he will be hoping that the Ipswich man can have a similar impact at Goodison Park and he may be plunged straight into first-team life straight away.
Everton have struggled at right-back due to injuries, with Tony Hibbert currently the favoured option there.
Whilst Hibbert has been a brilliant servant for the club, he doesn't posses the class that Mings does and certainly has his limitations.
Although Mings has played most of his career at left-back so far, he has slotted in on the right hand side on occasion, and with Leighton Baines occupying the spot in his preferred position the Tractor Boys star is unlikely to break into the first-team there.
The Toffees defence has been the most worrying part of their team over the opening course of the season and they will be searching for an improvement in this department as the campaign progresses.
Too many goals conceded have left the side in the bottom half of the table and it seems that Martinez will turn to new additions to solve their problems.
If Mings is one of the players who can rectify this, then Everton will have to beat the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Crystal Palace who are all also reportedly keen.