David Moyes has confirmed he is turning his attentions to the capture of Steven Pienaar after completing the signing of Steven Naismith.
Naismith arrived as a free agent earlier this week and the boss remains hopeful of a deal that could see Pienaar returning to Goodison to further bolster his squad.
The South African enjoyed a successful loan spell from Tottenham during the second half of last season and spent three-and-a-half seasons on Merseyside prior to his switch to White Hart Lane.
"We're keen and I hope in time that we will be able to conclude that deal," said Moyes at a press conference on Thursday.
Tottenham replaced Harry Redknapp with Andre Villas Boas this summer and Moyes was asked whether that change is likely to impact on a potential deal for Pienaar.
"I don't know if it has or not," he replied.
"I don't like talking about players at other clubs but I think the fact of the matter is that Steven has made it clear he wants to come back to Everton.
"By my understanding that hasn't changed. My next job hopefully in the coming weeks is to get Steven Pienaar here as well."