Midfielder may return
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LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan has insisted that he would love the chance to play for Everton once again.
The USA international has turned down the opportunity to return to Goodison Park on a short-term loan due to fatigue after a long season which included the World Cup in South Africa last year.
Donovan played 13 games for the Toffees last season, in a loan move made in the January transfer window, when he helped the Merseyside club beat Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
Despite not making a return to the Premier League in the current campaign the 28-year-old has insisted he would relish the chance to play for the Blues again.
He said: "It wasn't easy for me. After the season ended, my immediate thought was that there's no way I am going to be ready [to play for Everton.
"I thought to myself a lot, 'If you say no, then what's going to happen next year? Are they going to let you back?'
"That was hard, because I don't want to close that door, I always want the opportunity [to go back]. I mean, I'm an Evertonian for life now."