Everton are reportedly still holding an interest in signing FC Porto's Colombian forward Luis Diaz, who is a target for German champions Bayern Munich.
Anthony Gordon and Andros Townsend were rare bright spots as Everton lost to QPR on penalties in their Carabao Cup third round tie.
The Carabao Cup Third Round sees QPR host Everton with both sides keen to bounce back from disappointing league defeats.
Leon Bailey turned the match around almost on his own as Aston Villa beat Everton 3-0 at Villa Park on Saturday.
Paul Ince is adamant Donny van de Beek's career at Manchester United is coming to a close and expects the midfielder to be offloaded in January
Aston Villa will be aiming to hand Everton their first loss of the 2021/22 season when the two sides meet at Villa Park on Saturday.
Everton reportedly tried to sign Rafael Leao last summer, but AC Milan's player valuation proved too high for the Toffees.
Jamie Carragher has been impressed at Rafael Benitez's impact at Everton, stating the Spaniard knows what the club's fans want.
Everton and West Ham United are considering a move for Aberdeen's teenage right-back Calvin Ramsay after the youngster's impressive displays.
Everton have reportedly completed the signing of highly-rated teenage winger Francis Okoronkwo from EFL League One club Sunderland.