Everton have reached an agreement in principle to bring Landon Donovan back to the Club on a short-term loan from LA Galaxy.
Discussions have been taking place between Goodison Park officials, LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer over the past 72 hours. The agreement reached on Thursday is pending paperwork to be finalised, and has the American international arriving to Everton over the Christmas period ahead of a two-month loan.
He would be eligible to play in Everton's game against Bolton Wanderers on 4 January, with the loan lasting until after the Merseyside derby at Anfield on 25 February.
Blues boss David Moyes said: "I am delighted that we have managed to get Landon back. He will give us some good experience over January and February.