James McCarthy could drop down to the Championship in an effort to step up his recovery from a double leg-break.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder hasn't played for Everton in a year following the horror injury at Goodison Park last season.
West Brom, fourth in the Championship, are believed to be interested in a loan deal for McCarthy.
Everton are keen to offer him game time to speed up his return.
McCarthy suffered his injury playing against West Brom last January.