Landon Donovan has reiterated his desire to return to Everton one day.
The USA star enjoyed a 13-game spell at Goodison last season and impressed throughout his loan from LA Galaxy.
He then starred in the World Cup in South Africa and speculation over a return to Merseyside has been ongoing all summer.
Speaking in the wake of the MLS All-Star game against Manchester United in Houston this week, he said: "I would love to go back to Everton. I love the people there and I love the fans there. But that said, I love being in America too, so we are going to take everything into account and see where it ends up.
"Anything is possible at this stage and I'm going to make the decision that's best for me. We hear little bits and pieces here and there and there have certainly been clubs that are interested, but right now, it's only preliminary.
"There's still a lot of time left in the transfer window, so we'll see what moves are made and, if it's serious, then we'll treat it seriously."
Donovan, 28, scored twice during his loan spell at Everton, which took place between January and March this year. He became an instant hit with Blues' fans before returning to the LA Galaxy and then spear-heading the USA's run to the last 32 of the World Cup, where he scored twice.