The Rostov striker might join Everton after Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri purchased 49.9% stake in the club, Iranian media reported.
The 60-year-old Moshiri has a personal wealth worth of around £1.3 billion, according to Forbes.
With his purchase of the club’s stake, Everton is now expected to spend a lot in the summer transfer window.
As well as major signings, the club could bring in Iranian star Sardar Azmoun, the press in Iran reported.
The 20 year-old striker was a production of Iranian youth system, however he joined Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan in 2013. He spent two seasons with the club, before joining Rostov on loan.
Azmoun also represented the Iran national football team in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup as well as the 2018 World Cup qualification.
The youngster has been compared to superstars Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the media due to his aerial ability, creativity and pace.