Despite a summer of blockbuster transfer activity at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho is reportedly targeting the Everton defender to further strengthen his squad in January.
There was some respite for manager Louis van Gaal after Manchester United made it into the final of the FA Cup by defeating Everton 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday.
Liverpool FC humiliated 10-man Everton in the 226th Merseyside derby as goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho secured a 4-0 victory on Wednesday.
Romelu Lukaku scored two superb goals to give Everton a 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory on Saturday over his former club Chelsea FC, for whom Diego Costa was sent off.
Chelsea FC are likely to miss out on John Stones, with the Everton FC defence preferring to move to Manchester United or Manchester City, as per reports in the Times.
Manchester City decide to give their ace goalkeeper Joe Hart a break, while Everton will be boosted by the return of fullback Seamus Coleman, as they head into the second leg of their Capital One Cup Semi-final.
With both Manchester City and Everton FC on fine form at the moment, we can expect an absolute belter of a game on Wednesday night. However, both the sides have their defensive frailties, which means that there could be a lot of goals in this fixture. It would be interesting to see who comes out on top, with Everton trying to set up a date with cross town rivals Liverpool FC for the final at Wembley.
Everton FC mush have been in dreamland, when Kevin Mirallas put the Toffees 2-0 ahead against Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge.
John Terry snatched a last-gasp Chelsea equaliser eight minutes into stoppage-time to rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Manchester City and Everton play the second instalment of their league and cup trilogy on Wednesday with all parties insisting thoughts of Wembley will go on hold.