Everton have launched a bid for Nigerian international Peter Odemwingie, skysports.com understands.
The 27-year-old, who can play as a striker or a winger, has already stated his desire to move to the Premier League.
Now Everton have made their move and they have opened talks with his club Lokomotiv Moscow.
Toffees chief David Moyes has already confirmed that his club will be limited to loan deals during the window, and one of those he is looking to finalise is for Odemwingie.
The player's advisor Chris Nathaniel confirmed that talks were ongoing.
"I can confirm that Everton have made contact with me about Peter, and they want to take him on loan," Nathaniel told skysports.com.
"At the moment Lokomotiv appear to want to sell him, but talks are continuing between the two clubs."
Nathaniel confirmed that there were other clubs looking at Odemwingie, with the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham linked with bids.
"There are other clubs looking at Peter," he confirmed.