Everton manager Ronald Koeman and director of football Steve Walsh travelled to La Rosaleda on Sunday (7 May) to cast their eye over Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez, who is also being courted by Tottenham and Liverpool.
The former Barcelona youth graduate was watched by a legend of the Camp Nou as he helped guide Michel's side to a comfortable 3-0 win over Celta Vigo, and his performance, capped with a goal in injury time, will have pleased messrs Walsh and Koeman, who was spotted with Sandro's agent Gines Carvajal.
The 21-year-old forward has performed excellently for Malaga, who have struggled at points this season, and his 14 goals and two assists in just 26 La Liga starts have understandably piqued Everton's interest, according to the Daily Mail. The Toffees are sure to face competition for Sandro's signature, though, with Tottenham and Liverpool both exploring the possibility of activating the forward's £5.2m ($6.7m) release clause.
Sandro recently revealed that he has received "some" offers from interested parties but refused to disclose the names of the clubs eager to lure him from Malaga. He has long been linked with a move to Tottenham and was heavily rumoured with a switch to north London before opting to stay in Spain.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also keen on strengthening his front line and could look to pip bitter rivals Everton to the signing of Sandro. However, with Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all currently plying their trade at Anfield, the La Masia star's chances of regular game-time would presumably be higher at Goodison Park, with manager Koeman intent on making 'offensive signings.
Sandro seems destined to leave Malaga, and while he may be strutting his stuff for Everton, Tottenham or Liverpool in the near future, his immediate focus is on Los Boquerones' upcoming trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday.