There’s already one Chelsea loanee causing waves at Goodison this year, but if Roberto Martinez shows his opportunist streak in January he could make it two.
Blues hotshot Kevin De Bruyne, who netted 10 times in 32 appearances on loan to Werder Bremen last season, is rather miffed about a lack of first team football and wants a move – either permament or temporary – in the new year.
Despite featuring just three times in the Premier League for Chelsea this season, the highly-rated 22 year-old is a regular for the Belgium national team, with four goals and 17 caps to date, and wants to be in good form for the 2014 World Cup.
Some have speculated a move to Atletico Madrid or back to the Bundesliga, but Jose Mourinho would much rather the attacking midfielder stayed in England to learn the ins and outs of the Premier League.
With that in mind, the Toffees have the chance to pull off another loan coup in January.
Their squad already has decent options in the attacking midfield berth but De Bruyne would undoubtedly add to level of quality, and he can take up a variety of positions.