Everton are reportedly considering bids for Bolton Wanderers pair Ronan Darcy and Dennis Politic.
While the Toffees may choose to make senior additions during the January window, director of football Marcel Brands remains focused on bringing younger talent to Goodison Park.
According to Football Insider, the Premier League outfit hold an interest in each of Darcy and Politic, who have been thrust into the first-team picture this season.
Darcy, who does not turn 19 until next month, has scored one in his nine appearances in all competitions this campaign.
After spending much of last season on loan with Salford in the National League, Politic has made 11 outings since the start of August.
Everton will allegedly take their time in compiling reports on the duo before contemplating a move next year.