Arp appears to be one of the brightest prospects coming through in any of Europe's top divisions, having made seven Bundesliga appearances for Hamburg this term and he has shown glimpses of his potential, scoring twice already.
The 17-year-old, who was born two days before two David Unsworth penalties guided Everton to a 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham in January 2000, has been prolific at youth team level for club and country - he has scored 18 goals in 19 games for Germany's under-17s - so it is hardly surprising that a number of teams are keen on luring him away.
And Sam Allardyce has joined some of the top four contenders in the race, with the Mirror reporting that Everton have Arp - whose contract expires in 2019 - on their radar.
Based on what Arp has shown during his brief career so far, it would undoubtedly be a coup for any of the Premier League sides if they were able to bring him in at some stage in the future.
Everton may perhaps fear for their chances given the calibre of the opposition also in the race, but the Toffees surely have a great chance as they arguably offer the clearest path to the first-team of any of the interested English sides, and have certainly not been afraid to give young players opportunities in recent times.