Everton are reportedly looking to nip ahead of the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United by attempting to lure Sevilla sporting director Monchi to Goodison Park.
Monchi is widely seen as the man behind Sevilla's remarkable rise over the past decade which has seen the club win nine trophies while still making a £152m profit in the transfer market.
Monchi, real name Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, has already announced he is to leave Sevilla this summer for a fresh challenge.
New Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is looking to appoint a director of football to oversee contract negotiations, transfers and scouting, allowing a new head coach to work day-to-day with the players.
That could well be Sevilla boss Unai Emery, with has reportedly held talks with Moshiri over the Everton job - the prospect of Emery and Monchi reuniting at Goodison Park is an exciting one to say the least.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Monchi is keen on a move to England and can speak the language having spent six months in the UK during the 2013-14 season.
However, the Telegraph also believes the Toffees are unlikely to land Monchi given Manchester United and Real Madrid have already been linked with the 47-year-old, meaning Moshiri will have to be at his persuasive best to sell his Everton vision.
Even if the move doesn't come off it is an encouraging glimpse of Moshiri's ambition. He is at least starting at the top in his hunt for a new coaching team and seems to be living up to our club's motto - nothing but the best is good enough.
After years of settling for mediocrity it is both refreshing and thrilling to see.