Everton are believed to be competing with Wolfsburg to acquire the services of former Watford skipper Jay DeMerit.
The defender is now a free agent and can talk to any club he wishes, having been released by the Championship club during the summer.
And the Bundesliga outfit are thought to be keen on securing the services of the United States international, as they have tasted defeat in their first three games of the season - conceding eight goals in the process.
However, after letting Joseph Yobo leave to Fenerbahce, talkSPORT claims that Toffees boss David Moyes is keen on shoring up his defence by taking the defender to Goodison Park.
Wolfsburg are still believed to be in pole position to capture DeMerit.