Everton have made a bid for young Blackburn midfielder Callum Wright - three years after he was released by the club’s academy.
However, the report also states that Everton face competition from Leicester, Spurs and Stoke for the midfielder.
Wright was released by Everton at the age of 13 but was quickly snapped up by the Blackburn academy in 2015.
The teenager has impressed during his time at Rovers and his progress is now being tracked by a number of clubs.
Whether Wright wants to return to the club that released him remains to be seen, but the Toffees have made their move and will hope to secure his signature before the deadline.
If Wright does return he would become the latest youngster to join David Unsworth’s U23 side this season.
More than £6m was spent on the likes of Josh Bowler, Dennis Adeniran, Boris Mathis and Nathan Markelo last summer.
Already this month Everton have been linked with a move for Charlton youngsters Alex Willis and Ezri Konsa.