Schalke are waiting to pounce for Everton boss David Moyes.
The Daily Mail says Moyes is back at the top of Schalke's wanted list as the German club prepare to appoint a new manager this summer.
It was thought Moyes had slipped behind Armin Veh in the Schalke running until the Eintracht Frankfurt coach signed a new deal last week.
Moyes, 49, has put off talks over a new deal until the end of the season and is keen to hear what Schalke have to offer.
Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is also in the frame.