Everton could launch a January move to sign Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi from Porto.
According to reports in Italy, both Lazio and Milan are interested in signing the player when his contract expires in the summer.
West Ham have also been long-term admirers, but the report claims that Everton may try and steal the march on potential suitors by making a January offer.
The Toffees will be hoping that they can land the player at a cut-price rate, given that he is approaching the end of his deal.
Porto may be tempted by a January sale to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the campaign.
The Portuguese side turned down big-money offers for the Algerian over the summer and could be ruing the opportunity to cash in on him when they had the chance.
Despite spending big over the summer, Everton maintain their desire to strengthen ahead of the January window.