With Leighton Baines now aged 33 and approaching his 12th year on Merseyside, the Blues are understandably beginning to think of the future and it appears they've settled on French star Digne as the preferred successor to the left back spot that Baines has made his own.
Digne's time at Barcelona hasn't been the most consistent, with the Frenchman only appearing 12 times for the club in La Liga last season. It's this lack of playing time that is understood to be frustrating Digne, who missed out on a spot in France's World Cup winning squad.
According to The Mirror, Everton are looking to take advantage of Digne's discontent at the Nou Camp, and have made a bid of £22m. It's understood that new Everton boss Marco Silva views the former Paris Saint-Germain star as the perfect replacement for Baines going forward.
However, the Merseyside club's substantial bid may not be enough as it is reported that Barcelona have no wish to sell Digne - despite him being below Jordi Alba in the pecking order at the club.