Toffees are already planning on life without their Belgium attacker.
Everton are said to be considering making a move for Nantes front man Filip Djordjevic at the end of this season as a replacement for on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Merseyside giants managed to persuade top-flight rivals Chelsea to lend them their giant Belgium international for this entire campaign, with Lukaku already proving to be a massive favourite with the Toffees fans following the blistering start to the season he has made at Goodison Park.
However, new Everton head coach Roberto Martinez knows that the west London club will demand the return of Lukaku come the climax to this campaign, and as a result the Spaniard is understood to already be planning for life on Merseyside without Lukaku.
And the forward Martinez is believed to be targeting to take over from the Belgium is Djordjevic, with the giant 26-year-old having himself made an eye-catching start to the season in France.
The Serbia international, who is 6ft 1in, has already managed to find the back of the net on six occasions in total in just his 11 Ligue 1 outings for Nantes, with Everton sending scouts out to watch the marksman in action first hand during Nantes’ 1-0 home loss to Lille on Friday night.