Sky Sports had an update on the Romelu Lukaku situation earlier Saturday, and in that update they made mention of another Chelsea player Everton had interest in as well. Here's what they had to say about Christian Atsu, who spent last season in the Eredivisie:
Roberto Martinez has made it clear he would like Lukaku to return to Goodison Park, and Everton have also enquired about Chelsea winger Christian Atsu.
The Ghana international spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland before going to the World Cup, and Chelsea could sanction another temporary move.
Sky sources close to Atsu have indicated he would welcome the chance to join Everton.
Everton would seem a solid destination for Atsu, who was excellent for Vitesse last season before impressing at the World Cup. There's likely to be a ton of interest from Premier League sides looking for versatile attacking options, and given the style of football he likes to use combined with his track record with young talent, Roberto Martinez and Everton are easily one of the best potential destinations out there.
Because of that, I don't think that I'll be alone in crossing my fingers that an Atsu loan to Everton materializes.