Everton FC have are to swoop for former Liverpool target Ghana forward Andre Ayew in January.
According to fresh reports, the Blues want to sign the 24-year-old, who is free to enter a pre-contract agreement with any club in January.
Ayew will be one of the most attractive transfer targets as he is out of contract at Marseille next summer.
The Ghana international has also rejected an offer to renew his contract with the French Ligue 1 leaders to further endear him to suitors.
Ayew has featured in all ten of Marseille’s league games so far this season and has helped lift the club to the top of the table, seven points clear of big spending PSG.
Blues boss Roberto Martinez has revealed he will not dip in the transfer market in January for another centre-back following the 0-0 draw against Swansea.
The Toffees are without promising England defender John Stones, who damaged ankle ligaments against Manchester United earlier this month.
Martinez said: “Centre-back is an area where we are strong with Phil Jagielka, Slyvain Distin, Antolin Alcaraz and Tyias Browning coming through so I’m happy with that we’ve got.
“Also John Stones will be fit again in the not too distant future.”
Meanwhile, Everton have expressed an interest in signing former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela, according to reports.
The Mexican international, now plying his trade at Real Sociedad, scored 21 goals in all competitions for the La Liga outfit last season.
Finally, ex-Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes could be set to make a surprise return to football management in La Liga.
Reports suggest the Scot on the list of candidates to replace Jagoba Arrasate at Real Sociedad after a 1-0 defeat to Malaga this weekend spelled the end for the Basque club’s coach.