According to The Mirror, Everton are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who will be made available for loan before this month's transfer deadline.
The Toffees are set to confirm Barcelona left back Lucas Digne as their second summer signing, with the Frenchman poised to follow Brazilian winger Richarlison to Goodison Park.
Marcel Brands and Marco Silva need to work hard to bring in more new signings before the transfer deadline later this month, and a new midfielder to partner Idrissa Gueye has to be a priority.
Drinkwater, 28, won the Premier League title with Leicester City and became an England international before earning a big-money move to Chelsea last summer.
The former Manchester United midfielder struggled for playing time endured a dismal season in West London, starting just five Premier League games as he endured injury problems.
Now, with Chelsea bringing in Jorginho from Napoli alongside new boss Maurizio Sarri, Drinkwater is set to become available, and Everton seemingly want him to play alongside Gueye.
The Manchester-born ace may fancy a return to the North of England, and regular playing time should be hugely appealing as he looks to get his career – and his England hopes – back on track, ironically with the club who just sacked director of football Steve Walsh, the man who brought him to Leicester for £750,000, as Walsh claimed in The Sun.