More recently this week, ESPN broke the news that the player could truly potentially leave the club if the right price is offered to Everton.
The unfortunate fact that the Toffee's have to operate on a small budget means that manager David Moyes could be forced into allowing his best midfielder to leave.
Having already lost Mikel Arteta, Tim Cahill and Jack Rodwell in the previous transfer windows over the last 14 months only continues to see the club pushed into sale after sale.
However, if there is any club and any manager who can make the best out of the sale of a star player it is Everton and their brilliant Scotsman.
With a potentially busy January in the future for the club, here are six players that could be on David Moyes' short list to replace Fellaini.