Everton have reportedly turned their attention to signing Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer before the window closes.
Carlo Ancelotti remains keen on strengthening his central defence, despite Michael Keane and Yerry Mina impressing in the absence of Mason Holgate during the weekend win at Tottenham.
The Brazilian has three years remaining on his Torino contract but is open to a move to the England.
The Toffees have also enquired about out of favour Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori, although that would only be a loan.
Ancelotti wants a fourth senior central defender to provide him with options ahead of another gruelling campaign.
Bremer has made 42 appearances for Torino since joining them in 2018 from his native Brazil.
He played a starring role last season, making 27 league starts among 35 appearances in all competitions.
The 23-year-old also notched five goals and added three assists as Torino finished 16th in Serie A.
Everton previously missed out on Arsenal new boy Gabriel Magalhaes, having held talks with the player.
The report also adds that any new addition would have to be on loan, unless the club can offload some of their expensive fringe stars.
EVERTON CONTENDERS TO SIGN BARCA STAR
Meanwhile, Everton have been touted as prime candidates to sign Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcantara, claims a report.
With the Goodison Park club’s recent links with Barca it’s no surprise that Spanish paper Sport have linked Everton with the 27-year-old.
Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne have arrived on Merseyside from Catalonia recently. Rafinha is the latest player who could follow on that well-trodden path.
Last week Leeds were reportedly keen to see how his versatility and experience would fit in at Elland Road.
Barcelona quoted an exit fee of €16million (£14.3million), which Leeds saw as reasonable. However, according to Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness), the deal never got off the ground with Leeds believing the fee was too “expensive” and whilst also meeting with resistance when negotiating with Barca.