Everton could make the most of their lucrative new investment by making a move for Sardar Azmoun, according to the Tehran Times.
The Toffees recently announced that Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri had purchased a 49.9% stake in the club, prompting suggestions they could be set for a transfer splurge.
While manager Roberto Martinez boasts a hugely talented young squad, including the likes of John Stones, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, attentions have turned to potential arrivals.
Previously, much of the talk had surrounded their key players leaving for hefty transfer fees to supposed bigger clubs.
The report claims the 21-year old Rubin Kazan forward is now firmly on the club’s radar as a result of their new found wealth.
Currently on loan at FC Rostov, the player has been dubbed the ‘Iranian Messi’ due to his technical style of forward play.
He has notched three goals and recorded an assist across 13 Russian Premier League games this season.