The January transfer window has so far passed in a predictably uneventful manner at Goodison Park.
With no money to complete any incoming transactions, Everton have had to wait patiently for enquiries about their own roster, most of whom David Moyes would be unwilling to part with.
If the Toffees are unable to offload any fringe players, they will presumably look to recruit a couple of loan deals toward the end of the month. However, this lack of activity hasn't stopped gossip columns cramming themselves full of wild speculation throughout January.
Marouane Fellaini is the marquee Everton name featured in most of these stories. The Belgian's supposed buyout clause has seen him linked to most top destinations, fueling a few high-profile players to be highlighted as potential replacements (via Phil McNulty of BBC Sport).
Although it won't stop a continuous flow of rumours, that still seems a more likely saga for the summer.
The more realistic way for Everton to enter the transfer market is if they can first offload a peripheral player such as John Heitinga.
Here's a look at the most recent Everton-related rumours doing the rounds, complete with a gauge of how likely they are to transpire.