With six games left to play, the Toffees need as many points as possible and hope the teams directly above them can slip up and fall behind.
However, it seems as though talks have been going on behind the scenes to try and secure one potential deal for the upcoming summer transfer window.
The same source suggests a fee in the region of £25m could be enough to secure his services.
In those appearances, the Welshman has racked up a combined total of 56 goals and assists, having found the net 33 times and delivered 23 assists for his teammates.
With 15 goals and ten assists to his name in this current Championship campaign, no other Forest player has been able to provide as many goal contributions as the youngster.
In fact, only six other players in the second division have managed to score more times than Johnson.
Labelled as a “special” player that is “destined for the top,” by Glenn Murray, Johnson has also received praise from Wales youth coach, Paul Bodin, who had this to say about the young talent.
He said: “He’s got all the ingredients, he’s got the right attitude, he’s got great family support, so the world is his oyster.”
Thinking about how Everton have struggled to score goals at times this season, with 11 league games in which they have failed to find the net, a player like the 20-year-old could be the exact sort of spark the Toffees need to freshen up their attack for next season.
Taking all of this into account, it’s easy to see why Everton have been in contact with Johnson’s representatives over a potential move to Goodison Park.
Whether the Toffees end the season in the Premier League or Championship, they should definitely do all they can to secure the Forest sensation’s signature in the summer.