Lille's Ligue 1 defender Adama Soumaoro was heavily linked with a possible move to Everton in the January transfer window.
Everton are after a centre-back this summer before the end of the window.
Ashley Williams has been awful for Merseyside giants Everton in the Premier League this season and a replacement is needed fast.
Everton signed Eliaquim Mangala on loan from Premier League rivals Manchester City, after missing out on Lille centre-back Adama Soumaoro.
Everton have signed centre-back Eliaquim Mangala on loan from Premier League rivals Manchester City but wanted Lille's Adama Soumaoro instead.
Ligue 1 strugglers Lille are demanding a big fee for Adama Soumaoro and Everton have turned their attention to Kevin Vogt and David Lopez instead.
Everton look likely to beat Premier League rivals to Ligue 1's Lille star Adama Soumaoro, and this could have ramifications for Ashley Williams' future.
Everton reportedly watched French sides Lille and Rennes in action this week.
Premier League duo Everton and West Ham are keen to improve their defence with highly-rated Ligue 1 ace Adama Soumaoro a £20 million target.
Everton are reportedly still interested in Lille's Adama Soumaoro.