Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma is attracting Premier League interest.
France Football says Everton and Tottenham will both battle for the signature of Bissouma this summer.
Bissouma, 21, is Lille's tough tackling defensive midfielder who can also operate as a right-back.
With the Ligue 1 outfit narrowly avoiding the drop last season - as well as suffering a financial crisis - the club look set to offload several of their stars.
Monaco had a £20m bid rejected for Bissouma last summer - and both the Blues and Tottenham are said to have shortlisted the player this summer.