It's fair to say Everton's summer hasn't exactly begun in the most positive manner.
The club have recently become embroiled in a bitter saga with their fans due to a controversially re-branded badge. Supporters were so enraged with the lack of transparency and fan input on the matter that a petition was launched, fetching 22,000 signatures in a matter of days.
As a result, the Toffees announced their new design will only be in place for this coming season alone before a different badge will be created next year, with far greater involvement from fans.
Alongside all of this, supporters have had to watch David Moyes take charge of Manchester United while the Toffees continue on without a manager in place.
As The Guardian reported, recent news of Roberto Martinez's departure from Wigan may well hasten Everton's quest for a manager. However, until they appoint one, transfer plans cannot be fashioned out or pursued.
In an effort to erase some of this current despondency, here's a look at five transfer targets that would instantly raise spirits should they be signed.