As the speculative transfer stories get ever more numerous, Everton are being linked with a move for Leicester City and Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
Yes, here we go again with yet another rumour alledging the Blues are tracking a player with a move for him in mind.
According to Tribal Football, Everton are one of the leading Premier League clubs in the race for the 26-year-old forward.
Iheanacho is one of the many Foxes players who are likely to leave the Midlands outfit in the summer after their relegation.
The Nigerian international had a fairly solid, if unspectacular season last time round, netting five times in the Premier League in eleven starts. Not exactly earth-shattering.
Once again as with so many of these alledged targets these days, he is hardly going to get the Toffees supporters very excited, if indeed he were to join the club.
But, I suppose in one sense that is inevitable given the club’s situation with a hugely uncertain financial situation that is the legacy of years of past failure in the transfer market.
To be honest looking at all the names that have been flying around since the end of last season, Iheanacho doesn’t particularly stand out.
But then in truth, none of them do.
It is though the new reality that Everton suporters have to get used to. The days when this club was linked with top drawer names (even if they very rarely got them!) are over.
After two seasons when the Toffees have flirted with the drop and so very nearly fell through that trap door, it is hardly surprising.
And, the continuing uncertainty and confusion about the direction the club is going in, hardly help to make a move to the blue half of Merseyside more attractive.
MSP Capital’s investment is I hope, a hint of blue sky in the dark clouds that have enveloped this club for so long now. Let’s see if they can force change and begin to move things in a positive direction.
However until then, manager Sean Dyche and Director of Football Kevin Thelwell have to shop around for bargain basement talent.
But, despite all the frenzied talk in the media, it seems highly unlikely the Blues will be able to add anyone to the club’s first-team squad, before the new financial year, which begins at the start of July.