Manchester United are interested in offering Jonny Evans in part-exchange for Everton's Seamus Coleman, report The Star.
The Red Devils' re-emerging interest in Coleman was reported earlier this week, with The Mail claiming he is top of manager Louis van Gaal's wishlist for a new right-back.
With Everton holding out to keep hold of Coleman despite previous mooted interest in the Irish international, it's hard to imagine Jonny Evans being thrown into the mix would particularly sway the Toffees.
The Sun reported days ago that Everton were likely to resist offers, despite United being said to be preparing an offer of around £20 million for the defender.
Centre-back Jonny Evans is valued at a far lower amount, less than half of the proposed fee, and fell out of favour at United last season.
The Northern Ireland international, 27, made only 14 Premier League appearances last season, and has only one year remaining on his contract.
Everton fans have largely reacted negatively to the reports, with one fan even claiming he would give up on football if the club agreed such a deal.
Here is a look at what supporters had to say via Twitter...
How can that deal be seen as a good deal, 15mil an Evans.1of the best rb in the league.only player I would exchange 4 is Rooney+£ #EFC— Kevin hare (@kevinhare1) July 3, 2015
Take Coleman out of the equation- am I the only #EFC fan that think Johnny Evans would be good business at the quoted 6-8 million?— Si Pulford (@sipulford) July 3, 2015
Coleman for Jonny Evans? Kaboul and Lennon for McCarthy? The papers can do one today. #efc— Sam (@Sam_Lewis) July 3, 2015
If we swap Coleman for Evans and replace our right back spot with Gamboa... #EFC— Pep (@PepsiFIFA12) July 3, 2015
If Everton even think swapping Johnny Evans for Coleman would be a good deal, I'll leave the country and never watch football again.— Zac Heath (@Zac_J_Heath) July 3, 2015
Swapping Coleman for Evans is like sacking off Michelle Keegan for Susan Boyle. Just don't do it @Everton— Phil Clarke (@Clarke17EFC) July 3, 2015