Donovan was heavily linked with the Merseyside club, with Fulham also keen on his services. Donovan gave a statement to the LA Galaxy website yesterday proving heartbreak for Evertonians worldwide. Donovan said ”While I enjoyed my time at Everton last season and still appreciate all the support their fans have given me, I feel that it is important to continue to rest and recover this off-season as opposed to going on loan.”
Everton have now turned their attention to Aston Villa outcast Stephen Ireland, who whas failed to make an impression ever since his arrival to the Midlands. Also on Evertons Transfer shopping list is Wolves winger Matt Jarvis & Manchester City want-away striker Roque Santa Cruz. They’ve also been linked to Steven Taylor of Newcastle in recent weeks.