Everton are interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Neto at the end of this season.
The Brazilian is expected to leave the Spanish club in the summer and will cost around €16 million.
According to Sport, the player wanted to leave during the January transfer window, but Barcelona forced him to stay.
SL View: Ideal upgrade on Pickford and Olsen
Everton need a quality goalkeeper and Neto would be a useful addition for them.
The Toffees have had to make do with Jordan Pickford and Robin Olsen this season, and both keepers have proven to be error-prone.
Carlo Ancelotti needs to upgrade in that position if he wants his side to fight for European qualification next term.
Neto has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth at the Spanish club, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen ahead of him.
He will be determined to play regular first-team football next season, and a move to Everton could be the ideal step in his career.
The Toffees desperately require a reliable keeper, and the 31-year-old needs regular game time in a competitive league.
The transfer would benefit both parties, and the Premier League side may be willing to shell out the reported asking price.
The fee could prove to be a bargain if Neto adapts to the Premier League and recaptures his sharpness with the Toffees.