Everton are exploring moves for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori, Sky Sports News understands.
Everton are also in the market for a centre-back.
Their first choice would be to re-sign Kurt Zouma but, with the deal stalling, they are considering England Under-21 international Tomori instead.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Derby where he achieved promotion under Frank Lampard, who is now in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Tomori is a product of the Chelsea academy and, having also spent time on loan at Brighton and Hull in the Championship, looks set for his first full season in the Premier League.