Everton are running the risk of losing out on goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to Monaco, according to reports in France.
The Marseille captain is out of contract with the French club in the summer and has failed to negotiate a new deal at the Stade Velodrome following a disappointing campaign.
Mandanda has reportedly been told that his place could be under threat if he decided to stay at Marseille next season and that has forced him to explore a move away.
Everton, who are searching for a long-term replacement to MLS-bound Tim Howard, have been heavily linked with a swoop for the 31-year-old, but, according to France Football, Monaco have made contact with Mandanda about a switch.
Mandanda is still understood to be keen on a move to the Premier League, where he is likely to earn more money, but Monaco believe the prospect of Champions League football next term could tempt him into staying in France.