Everton are reportedly showing interest in Lorient defender Bruno Ecuele Manga and the player has welcomed the link.
The 22-year old Gabon international has emerged as a target for the Toffees as well as French clubs Lille, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain.
Manga says it is nice to have his name mentioned in the same breath as Everton but insists he has heard nothing official.
"I am delighted with all this attention on me," Manga told skysports.com.
"I have a contract until 2014 but Everton is a fantastic club and I would be delighted to even be considered for their team.
"I love the passion at Goodison Park. But like I said, it is only paper talk and neither I nor the club have been approached.”