Everton manager David Moyes is keen to finalise the loan signing of Landon Donovan in January.
The Toffees boss was coy in Friday's press conference on the club's move for USA international captain.
News broke on Wednesday that LA Galaxy midfielder Donovan was in "advanced talks" with the Premier League side about a three-month switch to Goodison Park.
And chief executive Robert Elstone confirmed on Thursday that both clubs were hoping a deal could be thrashed out to bring America's all-time leading goalscorer to England.
But discussions have yet to be completed and Moyes was unwilling to talk about the MLS star's abilities until a deal is sealed.
When asked what Donovan could bring to an Everton side ravaged by injuries, the Toffees tactician refused to comment, insisting he would rather wait until the 27-year-old signed before discussing him further.
"I'd rather talk about in a couple of weeks when it's done and not in the present time," the Scot told Sky Sports News.
"I can't tell you too much because we are just finalising things at the moment, but I think that will probably happen in the coming weeks."
The other name grabbing the headlines at Everton this week has been Seamus Coleman after his impressive debut against Tottenham last Sunday.
The 21-year-old full-back came on as a first-half substitute and stole the show as he played a key role in both goals as the Toffees mounted a thrilling comeback to draw with Spurs.
And his boss could hand the defender his first Premier League start against title challengers Chelsea on Saturday.
"He's a young boy we brought from Sligo (Rovers) - he's 21 but he's young in footballing terms," Moyes said of Coleman.
"He's had one or two games which I'm sure will help him and shape him in the future."
Moyes added that Coleman will have no problem keeping his feet on the ground after his first taste of Premier League action.
"He's the complete opposite of that (getting carried away) - a very humble boy," said the Everton boss.
"I think you even notice when he made the goal (for Louis Saha) the other week, the first thing he did was run back into his position, he didn't think about celebrating.
"He's enjoying where he is just now and maybe wondering what its all about."