Given the amount of money The Toffees have spent in recent seasons, any big incomings to Goodison Park will be dependent on big outgoings so that the club can comply with financial fair play regulations.
Manager Lampard has hinted he would like both to stay, but if he wants to make much-needed additions to the squad then they may be forced to sell.
Lewis-Potter has been a revelation for The Tigers this season and is one of the reasons why they were able to safely remain in the Championship.
His impressive performances have made several Premier League clubs interested, but with the size of a club like Everton, you’d expect them to be in pole position.
Lampard and new Director of Football at Goodison Kevin Thelwell are targeting young and hungry players this summer who can refresh the squad. Lewis-Potter certainly fits that criteria.
A current player that will have a huge part to play in the re-build is Anthony Gordon. Also aged 21 he is a scouser and one of the latest successes out of Everton’s academy.
If you compare both players this season their expected assists total per 90 minutes is very similar and when it comes to shots on target in the same period Lewis-Potter scores 0.80 compared to Gordon’s 0.75.
Signing the 21-year-old, who has been dubbed a “special talent” by his former boss Grant McCann, would represent a great investment for the future, and at a club where the fans are patient with youngsters and under a manager that will give him opportunities, it would be a great move for the player.
It would take a decent fee to acquire his services, with Brentford reportedly having a £12m bid for him turned down in January. Anything over £20m would give Everton a great chance and would likely be too much for Hull to turn down.
However, they do have ambitious new owners, so The Toffees will have to negotiate skilfully if they are to land their man.