Everton have set their sights on Europa League sensation Abdallah Sima ahead of the summer window, Football Insider can reveal.
The Merseysiders are beginning the process of lining up potential targets for what is expected to be another summer of major spending.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Everton are monitoring the situation of Slavia Prague forward Sima following his remarkable rise this season.
The 19-year-old has scored 15 goals in 22 matches for the Czech league leaders, four of which have come in the Europa League.
His reputation soared even further on the back of his match-clinching goal that knocked Leicester City out of the tournament on Thursday.
Sima has been linked with West Ham, who have had huge success in the Czech market with the captures of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.
Both players were at Slavia Prague before heading to London, although that was before Sima made the first team.
The teenager only made his senior debut last November and has made a huge impression in the subsequent months.
Blisteringly quick, he operates in a right-sided attacking role although he plays quite narrow and close to goal.
Senegalese Sima joined Slavia last year following a short stint at Czech second-league outfit MAS Taborsko.
Following their elimination of Leicester, they will face high-flying Rangers at the last-16 stage of the Europa League.
Everton announced a whopping £140m loss in their most recent set of financial results, the third biggest in Premier League history.
But Football Insider revealed earlier this week that owner Farhad Moshiri has made it clear to Carlo Ancelotti he will have rein to spend big in the main summer market.
That is likely to mean a £100million-plus outlay on top talent in a similar mould to last summer.