Everton have stated their interest in signing Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and had an offer for the Croatian playmaker rejected in the summer, according to Italian news source Sport Mediaset.
The Toffees have shown ambition in the last two windows, with Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott added to the Goodison Park outfitâ€™s ranks in recent weeks.
However, Sport Mediaset suggest that Evertonâ€™s January business may not have wrapped up just yet and that the Merseyside outfit have asked Inter about Brozovicâ€™s availability.
Sam Allardyce has improved the Toffeesâ€™ fortunes since taking over from Ronald Koeman, but results have not been positive in recent weeks.
Everton have struggled to score goals, with the exits of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley clearly taking their toll on the Goodison Park side.
The potential addition of Brozovic would be more exciting transfer news for the Toffees faithful, with the Croatia international a sublimely gifted attacking midfielder.
With James McCarthy also facing a long lay-off after a recent broken leg, the Inter man would bolster Allardyceâ€™s midfield ranks for the rest of the campaign.
The Italian report suggests that Everton could face competition for Brozovic from Arsenal, while Inter are yet to make a decision on the starâ€™s future given that Joao Mario has already headed out on loan this month.