Everton have asked about signing Baba Rahman from Chelsea but he is poised to go back on loan at Schalke, according to reports from English tabloid DailyMail.
The 22-year-old suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee in January while playing for Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations, however, he is expected to be match fit for August following a successful rehabilitation.
Baba joined Chelsea for £14m from Augsburg in 2015 but struggled to make an impression on Jose Mourinho then Antonio Conte, who brought in Marcos Alonso.
Schalke signed him on loan last year only to see his season cut short in January.
The Bundesliga side have remained in contact and want him back for the summer though Everton and AC Milan have also made enquiries. Newcastle United have also registered a reported interest in the former Dreams FC star.
Chelsea are keen to see how he returns as they believe he still has the potential to succeed in the Premier League.
However, playing regular competitive football in the Bundesliga is considered the next best step.