Would Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia be at Everton already if it wasn't for injury?

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2017 in London, England.

A report claims Everton are continuing to track Kodjia after the Aston Villa striker's return to action.

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Mirror reported on Wednesday that Everton are among the clubs who sent scouts to check on Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis in action.

Davis scored in Villa's 4-0 win at Burton Albion earlier this week, to continue an impressive breakout campaign for the former non-league teenager.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Aston Villa at Madejski Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Reading,...

But a report on the Birmingham Mail's website on Thursday suggests that a different Aston Villa player, Jonathan Kodjia, was the focus of Everton's attention - be it in addition to or instead of Davis.

Everton were linked with a move for the Ivorian towards the end of last season, in which he scored 19 goals from 40 Championship appearances.

But an ankle injury kept Kodjia sidelined throughout the summer transfer window, and appears to have worked in Villa's favour if Everton have indeed returned to the scene almost immediately after his return to fitness.

Romelu Lukaku of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

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