Preston North End striker David Nugent is keen to move to a Premiership side this summer, but not necessarily to Everton.
The former Bury ace, who is currently representing his country at the UEFA Under-21 Championships, has been linked with a transfer to Goodison Park for several months, but may end up moving elsewhere.
He told Sky Sports News: "Everyone knows that Everton is my favourite club, but if that doesn't happen then I'm not going to hang around waiting for them.
"Obviously there's another few clubs interested and hopefully it will be sorted at the end of the tournament (later this month).
"Obviously I need to play in the Premiership and I hope this tournament will prove to people I'm good enough to play in the Premiership.
"The fans and the club know I need to play in the Premiership. If a bid does come along, I will be leaving, if it doesn't then I'll be staying.
"But I need to leave and hopefully someone will make the bid, and I will be playing in the Premiership next season."