Everton boss David Moyes is still weighing up whether or not to move for South African striker Delron Buckley.
The 28-year-old has been on trial with The Toffees for the past couple of weeks, but has now left the team's training base in USA to return to his club, Borussia Dortmund.
Moyes has been impressed by what he has seen from Buckley, but stressed that he had not yet decided to offer him a deal.
"We had an agreement with Dortmund that Delron would go back a day early and we will now have a look at it," he told Everton's official website.
"We are quite interested in what we have seen. We just need to consider if it is something we want at this time."
Meanwhile, Phil Neville has dismissed speculation suggesting that he is set to become Everton's new captain.
The versatile 29-year-old has made a big impact at Goodison Park since arriving from Manchester United last year, while current skipper David Weir's place in the starting line-up could come under threat this season from new signing Joleon Lescott.
However, Moyes has given no indication that he is considering a change, and Neville insists that he is not paying much attention to the rumours.
"David Weir is the club captain and he will always be the captain while he is here unless the manager decides to go in another direction," he explained.
"In David we have an experienced professional who is not only respected by his team-mates and management but the whole club and supporters.
"Personally speaking I don't think too much about being captain, as everyone should do the talking on the pitch and not just the player who has been given the armband."