Bobby Wood is reportedly set to be dropped by Bundesliga giants Hamburg - meaning summer suitors Everton won't be too disappointed they didn't make good on their interest.
Leeds United landed Pierre-Michel Lasogga on loan from Hamburg but the Bundesliga giants refused to sell Bobby Wood to Everton.
Bobby Wood may not have been a direct replacement for Romelu Lukaku but he could've been the lethal poacher Everton, or fellow interested outfit West Ham, needed.
The American speedster has been linked with Leeds United in the past.
Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Southampton, Stoke City and West Ham United are reportedly keen on Hamburg's Bobby Wood.
The 23-year-old Union Berlin forward bagged a brace in his side's 4-0 home victory over FSV Frankfurt earlier this month while Reds official were reported to be watching on from the stands.
The 22-year-old American had been a reported target for Leeds boss Uwe Rosler before inking a three-year deal with the German second division club.
The Championship side are said to be one of the English teams keeping tabs on the 1860 Munich attacker.