Toffees want to strengthen this month.
Everton head coach Roberto Martinez is keen to sign unsettled Spartak Moscow wide man Aiden McGeady in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Merseyside giants have been keeping close tabs on the experienced Republic of Ireland international for some time now, however, with McGeady having recently fallen out of favour with the Russian outfit following a major dressing-room bust-up with manager Valery Karpin, it is understood that the player is now available to purchase this month.
And the Toffees will therefore push ahead with plans to bring the 27-year-old to Goodison Park as Martinez continues to rebuild and reshape the Everton first-team squad more in his image after replacing previous boss David Moyes in the dugout last summer.
McGeady himself has been in the Russian capital now for the past three years, with the skilful winger first arriving at Spartak from Glasgow Celtic in August 2010 on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee of £9.5m.
And in his time with Spartak, the Irishman has managed to register 13 goals and 29 assists in total in his 92 matches in all competitions for the Russians, including 11 strikes and 24 assists in his 71 league outings.