Despite struggling at the start of last season, Alassane Pléa ended the 2021-22 campaign in style, scoring seven league goals and picking up seven assists from February onwards.

The versatile forward has often been linked with a move to the Premier League, and Everton, struggling rather impressively during pre-season so far, are considering making a move.

This comes from L’Equipe in France, who report the Toffees are one of many clubs, including OGC Nice and Marseille, who are interested in the Frenchman.

The newspaper state Pléa, who is 29, still believes in his chances of making the World Cup, and he’s thinking of ‘changing air’ to achieve that, ‘hoping to be sold this summer’.

In fact, his agent has planned to ‘go to Germany on Monday to clarify the situation’.

A move to Ligue 1 could help him achieve his goals, with Nice and Marseille keen but not yet ready to make a move.

That’s where Everton come in, with Frank Lampard recently stating it wouldn’t surprise him if his side end up in a relegation battle again, which was clearly a cry for reinforcements following the sale of Richarlison.

Pléa could help fill that void, and that’s why the Toffees are ‘following the situation closely’, alongside other Premier League clubs ‘whose names haven’t filtered’.

The belief is that ‘everything could decant itself before the Bundesliga starts up again in two weeks’, especially since the price for the forward ‘seems accessible’, even for a reportedly cash-strapped Everton, at ‘no more than €8m’.