Everton are keeping tabs on lethal Brentford striker Ivan Toney after a fantastic start to the season, according to a report.
The attacker has netted 13 times on 15 games for the Bees since his move from Peterborough United in September.
According to Calciomercato, Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen to see how the 24-year-old fairs for the rest of the year as the club gear up for a possible bid in January.
He would come in as a back-up behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has scored 11 goals in 12 appearances this season.
However, Brentford will likely prove to be stubborn given that Toney came in to replace a number of key losses.
Bees boss Thomas Frank brought Toney in at the start of the season, arriving following a £5million from the Posh.
He will be eager to keep his main man but could be tempted to let him go should Everton come in with an irresistible amount in the new year.
Everton to battle European heavyweights for Rangers target
Meanwhile, Everton have learned that Portuguese giants Benfica have joined the race to sign Rangers talent Glen Kamara.
The Finland international has been making waves in Scotland under the stewardship of Steven Gerrard.
The Toffees had already registered their interest in the former Arsenal trainee, alongside a number of other league rivals.
Now, following Rangers’ 2-2 draw against them in the Europa League, Benfica have earmarked the player as a target.
Kamara has played every minute of his club’s European campaign this season with Rangers already through to the knock-out stages.