Manager Roberto Martinez is an admirer of the LA Galaxy striker.

Donovan, 31, enjoyed three-month spells at Goodison Park in 2010 and 2012 under former boss David Moyes and the American is keen to prepare for the World Cup by using the end-of-season break in the MLS to come to England again.

Everton have been targeting wide-men in January and Spartak Moscow’s Aiden McGeady is another to interest Martinez, although he could sign a pre-contract with the Merseyside club in the new year ahead of a free-transfer switch to them over the summer.