Everton are ready to take advantage of an anticipated clear-out this summer at Manchester City, sources for SiaS have been told.
That will mean inevitable questions raised once again over the future of their Â£50m-rated central defender John Stones, who is said to be a priority target for the Citizens, but with new investment at Goodison Park there is no pressure to sell.
Boss Roberto Martinez is hoping he will be entrusted with a decent transfer budget following the recent Â£200m buy-in by new investor Farhad Moshiri.
And the Spaniard feels the Etihad Stadium could be a ripe hunting ground with incoming chief Pep Guardiola also set on overhauling the current City squad.
Martinez is understood to be an admirer of winger Jesus Navas, along with misfiring striker Wilfried Bony and defender Eliaquim Mangala.
City want to raise substantial funds to add to the Â£150m they already have set aside for Guardiola, and the Toffees sense an early opportunity for bargains.