So far, both Le10 Sport and Mohamed Toubache-Ter have reported that Everton are interested in Denis Bouanga.

The winger has enjoyed a good season at AS Saint-Etienne under Claude Puel even if results haven’t generally gone their way, and his standout performances appear to have caught the eye of scouts around Europe.

We now have a third source seemingly confirming this, as France Football look at the Ligue 1 club’s situation going into the summer transfer window.

They explain the 25-year-old is the ‘most wanted’ of all the players in the squad, with teams such as AS Roma, Lille, Everton, Real Betis and especially Rennes all interested.

As we all know, there isn’t smoke without fire, and getting Bouanga will come at a price, albeit an affordable one.

Puel has made it clear he would like to keep the Gabon international if possible, but if cash is needed, it’s said Saint-Étienne ‘could hope for up to €15m’ for their forward.

Bouanga, who arrived at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard from Nîmes for £4m last year, made 35 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 club, scoring 12 goals and assisting another five.