Everton have sent scouts to watch FC Copenhagen striker Federico Santander, reports Danish media outlet BT.

The striker was in action on Wednesday against Randers FC in the Superliga match, and also scored twice in a 2-2 draw. Santander arrived at FC Copenhagen last summer in a €3m deal from Paraguayan club Guarani, and has 16 league goals to his name in 40 appearances.

Everton could face competition from Ligue 1 side Lyon, who are also keen on the 25-year-old. FC Copenhagen manager Ståle Solbakken, however, has made it clear they don’t want to sell Santander.

He said: “It is out of the question to sell him. There will be no sale in winter. We have a responsibility. We can’t just sell and sell and sell. He has only been here a year and a half, so that question can’t be raised.”

Asked if the club would reject a big money offer for Santander, Slobakken insists it’d be a win/win situation for everyone.

He added: “Yes, but then we come up with astronomical amounts. That’s what I think. It is a win/win situation.”