There has been interesting speculation about whether Landon Donovan would return to Everton for another January loan, but now throw in the rumor of David Beckham returning to England to join Donovan at Everton, and the speculation enters a whole new dimension.
However, despite Everton manager David Moyes saying he would love to have Beckham join Everton in January, Beckham has downplayed the possibility.
"It's always nice to be wanted," the New York Post reported Beckham saying, "but I'm a Man United fan, and it's a pretty close rivalry so, I don't know."
Although the L.A. Galaxy season is over, the club is in Australia playing a few exhibition games. With Beckham is teammate Landon Donovan, who is also said to be considering a return to Goodsion Park.
Last January Donovan had a very successful loan transfer to Everton, helping them climb the Premier League table.
They are in need of such help again. After losing to West Brom 1-4 over the weekend, Everton is again at the wrong end of the table—as they were at this point a year ago.
The 28-year-old Donovan has said he needs to take a break before deciding if he will return this January.
"My plan is to rest over the next few weeks," Donovan told the L.A. Times, "and get in a mental place where I can make a proper decision. If you asked me today, I would probably say no because my body is exhausted. If you ask me in two months, I'd probably say yeah because I'm excited again."
Landon hinted he'll make the decision next month after the tour of Australia.
Meanwhile, the 35-year-old Beckham would be a welcome arrival to the Blues, despite the fact that he is trying to recover from injury.
"Right now I'm just getting my body back into shape because I was out of the game for six months with a pretty serious injury and I came back pretty quickly," Beckham said.
"I'm feeling the effects of the month-and-a-half I've played since I got injured."
Moyes would love to get both, but I'm sure he would settle for one. Donovan, younger and healthier and more committed to the Blues, would surely be his first choice. But the legendary Manchester United star, even at age 35, would be a nice consolation prize.
The two of them together would be a nice Christmas present for the Toffee's skipper.