Everton are looking to secure the services of Stoke’s Badou Ndiaye, but will have to compete with his former Turkish club.
The midfielder only signed for Stoke in January, when they brought him from Galatasaray.
But the pull of top-tier football is proving too much for the Senegalese international.
Stoke are doing all they can to hold onto the 27-year-old, but may well lose another player before their Championship challenge begins.
Premiership newbies Wolves are also interested in the midfielder and Everton are keen to move quickly in order to provide Idrissa Gueye with a midfield partner.
The pair are international team-mates so the move would seem a good fit for Ndiaye.
Despite his impressive form for the Potters, Ndiaye could not save them from relegation and does not seem keen to help them get back to the Prem.
There is also business rumoured to be going on in the other direction between Stoke and the Toffees.
As the Potters are trying to secure the services of Everton’s centre-back Ashley Williams.
Goodison boss Marco Silva’s transfer business looks to be far from done.
His side have been in the market for a midfielder this summer and have been eyeing up Chelsea struggler Danny Drinkwater, but they face competition from Leicester and West Ham.
So far this summer Silva has brought Richarlison and Lucas Digne on board, but has more gaps to fill throughout the field.