For all sides not involved in the Capital One Cup semifinals, this week provides a chance to draw breath as the unrelenting festive period eases off.
Clubs have been so embroiled with fixtures that minimal transfer activity has been completed during the first week of January.
With a little more time on their hands, this should be the time a few more deals begin to progress.
For Everton, Roberto Martinez will be looking for options to help sustain his Champions League challenge.
He may also allow John Heitinga to depart, as well as Nikica Jelavic—as long as a suitable replacement can be found in attack.
Once again, here is your weekly dose of transfer rumours and stories surrounding Everton. Be sure to check back later in the week for any further developments.
For those keeping track of all Toffees-related links over the winter, last week's transfer gossip can be found here.
—LAST UPDATED FRIDAY, JAN. 10—