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Everton eye Donovan loan

November 5, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Everton boss David Moyes is hoping to make a January swoop for Los Angeles Galaxy and United States national team star Landon Donovan.

Landon Donovan
GettyImagesLandon Donovan celebrates with LA Galaxy team-mate David Beckham

Donovan spent part of the 2009-10 Premier League season at Goodison Park after his 2009 MLS duties had concluded. Everton were reportedly keen to extend that previous loan deal, but the Galaxy refused. Moyes believes the time is now right to make another play for the 29-year-old.

"It's something we will probably try and look to see if there's an interest," revealed Moyes. "[Donovan] was popular here, and we could do with some speed and width on the right. It wouldn't be something we'd be against, that's for sure. It's unrealistic to sign him on a permanent deal, though."

The Galaxy forward helped his current club progress to the MLS Western Conference final on Thursday, scoring a penalty to help see off New York Red Bulls 3-1 on aggregate.