Everton are claimed to be trying to sign Bertrand Traore on loan from Chelsea this month.
The forward has impressed on loan with Vitesse Arnhem previously scoring an impressive 14 goals in 33 appearances in the Dutch Eridivisie.
The 20 year-old has since returned to Chelsea, but has so far struggled to earn a starting role for the struggling champions.
Everton are now believed to be keen on bringing him to Merseyside, but the West-London side will only allow him to leave if his £40,000 wages are paid in full.
Chelsea are said to be open to letting him go out on loan to gain regular football, but only if his wages are paid by the receiving club.