Everton fans will be hoping Arsenal do not manage to steal another midfielder after it emerged that the north London side were showing an interest in Marouane Fellaini.
Arsenal managed to convince Everton to part with star midfielder Mikel Arteta over the summer and reports suggest that manager Arsene Wenger is also keeping an eye on the contract situation with Fellaini.
Everton's most expensive ever player was brought to Goodison Park for £15million in the summer of 2008 after reportedly turning down the advances of Tottenham and Aston Villa.
The 23-year-old has gone on to build a reputation as one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League and has chipped in with some important goals for the Merseyside club.
Fellaini has already represented Belgium on 30 occasions and his ability to both defend and be a goal threat thanks to his fantastic heading ability and power in the air.
Everton are desperate to tie down the midfielder to a long-term contract and have already opened negotiations as they attempt to make sure he does not enter the final year of his contract.
"The chairman and the chief exec have been working on it for a while and I've been waiting on the good news and hopefully it's not too far away,” David Moyes recently told the clubs official website.
However, Arsenal are hoping that the lure of Champions League football and the chance to be reunited with Arteta will persuade Fellaini to choose a move to the Emirates.