Everton manager Roberto Martinez is believed to be interested in signing wantaway Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Mohamed Sissoko as he looks to strengthen his side ahead of the new season.
Martinez has already completed deals for former Wigan duo Aroune Kone and Antolin Alcaraz, while Joel Robles arrived from Atletico Madrid and Gergard Deulofeu on a season-long loan from Barcelona.
Now France Football are reporting that Everton are keen on landing former Liverpool midfielder Sissoko, who is also attracting interest from Championship side Queens Park Rangers.
The Malian international became somewhat of a cult hero during his spell at Liverpool, especially after he rejected offers from Barcelona and Juevntus to remain on Merseyside in the summer of 2006.
However, he would eventually move to Juventus in the summer of 2008 after failing out of favour with Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.
Sissoko played more than 70 times for Juventus before moving to PSG for around €8m, making 25 league appearances in his first season for the Parisian club before returning to Italy on loan with Fiorentina.
PSG are said to be prepared to allow the defensive midfielder to leave the club and it seems he could be allowed a return to Merseyside.
Everton have so far managed to keep hold of their own defensive midfielder Marouane Fellaini, but there has been much speculation that Arsenal and Manchester United could still meet his £22m release clause.
There has been plenty of interest in Fellaini in recent seasons and Martinez may feel he needs to find cover in case the Belgian is tempted to leave Goodison Park.
Should Everton pursue their interest in Sissoko then they would be confident of beating QPR to his signature after Harry Redknapp's side were relegated to the Championship after a disastrous season in the Premier League.