Sam Allardyce is tentatively drawing up a plan for Theo Walcott as Everton look likely to press ahead in their bid to lure the Arsenal winger to Goodison Park.
The new Blues boss is keen to bolster his options during the current transfer window, and has earmarked Walcott as a potential target.
Talks have already taken place between the clubs over a £20m deal for Walcott, who has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates.
Southampton are also said to be interested, but Everton are considered favourites for the 28-year-old.
Walcott has previously indicated he ideally wants to be utilised in a central position.
And asked where he’d play the England international, Allardyce said: “I don’t know yet until we get that deal done. When that deal’s done I can have that conversation with him.
“I can see him playing anywhere across the front three. I’m presuming that if he’s not comfortable with that then he’ll tell us, and the deal won’t happen!