Metz defender Sebastien Bassong has claimed that Everton have enquired about his availability.
The 21-year-old Frenchman is keen to leave Stade Municipal this summer after he admitted his desire to seek a new challenge.
Bassong has claimed that a number of clubs - including David Moyes' Everton - are interested in signing him, but he has yet to receive a firm offer.
"I have approaches from Germany and in England," Bassong told mercato365.fr. "To me the reality is that there are more contacts abroad than in France.
"There is Everton in the Premier League as well as Wolfsburg and Hamburg in the Bundesliga. But it's only touches; I'm waiting to see what's going to happen in the future.
"I don't want to leave just to leave. I'm waiting for a real project. There's no hurry but I want to leave, to see something elsewhere, but I still have time. There's no emergency. Negotiations are just starting."