Just as the ridicules accompanying the summer transfer window are hushed, it is time to ignite some January gossip.
Transfer windows at Everton are rarely populated affairs.
However, with Mikel Arteta’s departure coming so late and the Toffees raising just under £20 million this summer, it is possible there could be new faces come January.
Money will certainly not be extravagantly bandied around.
Everton may spend a small portion of what they received, but with Bill Kenwright recently admitting the club loses £5 million per year, the Toffees will not be forcing many clubs to sell them their best assets.
It is likely any potential deals will be on loan with a view to buy, in much the same way David Moyes has brought in several players during his tenure at the club.
With all this considered, here is a list of potential targets for Everton.