Monaco's Stevan Jovetic reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match against Besiktas.
The report doesn't go into exactly why the reigning Ligue 1 champions would allow Jovetic to leave the club having only signed him for £10m (BBC) during the summer.
Mauricio Pellegrino, manager of Southampton, looks on prior to the Premier League match against Burnley.
Rather it focuses on the fact that the Saints have struggled in front of goal this season, scoring just nine times in 11 Premier League matches to date - with only four sides netting fewer and three of those make up the bottom four.
Jovetic has only started four matches in all competitions for Les Monégasques since arriving at the Stade Louis II, so if the 28-year-old can depart maybe Everton should be competing with their English rivals for his signature.
The Toffees have netted just one more than the Hampshire team in 2017/18 having failed to adequately fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku's switch to Manchester United.
Leighton Baines of Everton and caretaker manager David Unsworth celebrate after the Premier League match against Watford.
In fact Oumar Niasse and Sandro Ramirez are the only natural number nine options at Goodison Park currently and they could arguably benefit from the presence of someone like Jovetic upfront.
While the Montenegro international failed to truly impress during his last stint in England at Manchester City, the forward was also given limited opportunities and would arguably benefit for a consistent run of game time.