Reports from Calciomercato suggest that Everton are rivalling Valencia and West Ham United for the signature of Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech this summer.
The Toffees will be in the market for new signings this summer after a disappointing season, in which they look set to miss out on a Europa League place.
Changes could be coming given questions over Sam Allardyce's future, and it seems that majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is ready to splash the cash again this summer.
New rumours suggest that Everton want Ajax playmaker Ziyech, who has hit eight goals and 13 assists in the Eredivisie this season, starring despite Ajax's failed pursuit of the title.
The Moroccan international, 25, has been a star in Dutch football for many years now having starred with Heerenveen and FC Twente, and his links to Everton may just hint at an imminent deal for the Toffees.
Back in the summer of 2016, Voetbal International reported that PSV and Brands wanted to land Ziyech from Twente, but ultimately ended up losing out to rivals Ajax in the race for his signature.
Everton suddenly becoming interested in Ziyech just around the time of the Brands rumours may just hint that Moshiri can land the Dutchman and is about to lure him to Goodison Park – and despite already having one playmaker in Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ziyech could be a marquee signing for Brands and Everton, if all the stars align in their favour this summer.