Everton are chasing Hertha Berlin striker Muhammad Kiprit.
Kicker says Everton have been watching the Turkey U19 international this season and are preparing a January move.
Everton chief Steve Walsh has had Kiprit scouted regularly as the youngster delays committing to a pro deal.
They're now ready to firm up their pursuit with manager Sam Allardyce's appointment confirmed.
Michael Preetz, the club's sporting director, a fortnight ago remarked: "We are in talks with him and his advisor, as is commonplace today, as we have the common future beyond the season, which will ideally also lead to professional football."