Everton are interested in signing Charlie Austin from Queens Park Rangers this summer, according to The Sun.
It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Toffees want to recruit the English forward as manager Roberto Martinez has doubts on the fitness of star striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgium international suffered an injury in a pre-season friendly game against Dundee last month.
Too late for Newcastle United?
Newcastle have been linked with a move for Austin since the end of the 2014-15 season, and they will have no one but themselves to blame if they miss out on the 26-year-old.
Along with Merseyside outfit Everton, West Ham United are also reported to be stepping up their interest in the Rangers star.