Brands is said to have wanted to left-back at Everton.
Everton's new sporting director reportedly wanted the Manchester City left-back last season.
Everton are reportedly keen on PSV Eindhoven's Marcel Brands.
The 19-year-old Spanish left-back made his City debut in January after playing 14 times for their sister club during the second half of the 2015 MLS season.
Defenders Shay Facey and Angelino both spent time on loan at City's MLS-based sister club in 2015.
The 18-year-old left-back-cum-winger made 14 appearances for sister club New York City FC during his four-month loan spell.
NYCFC boss Jason Kreis wants the teenage defender back at the MLS club next season.
The 18-year-old Spaniard provided the assist for his ex-City teammate's opener in NYCFC's 2-1 victory at the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The 18-year-old full-back came off the bench in Saturday's 3-2 home victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.
The promising defenders are currently on loan at City's sister club until the end of the MLS season.