Jonjoe Kenny would welcome the chance to join Burnley in the January transfer window after struggling for opportunities at Everton, as reported by Lancs Live.
Carlo Ancelotti might have publicly hailed the talents of a Liverpool-born defender but, as the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.
The fact remains that Kenny has started just one Premier League game all season. He has even been left out of the matchday squad on no fewer than eight occasions.
And when Seamus Coleman was stuck on the treatment table in the autumn, Ancelotti instead decided to put his faith in Ben Godfrey; a centre-back by trade.
With just 18 months left on his contract, Kenny is now facing an increasingly uncertain future at Goodison Park.
And LancsLive suggest that the England U21 international could be tempted by the chance to join top-flight rivals Burnley.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche has been a fan of Kenny for some time and Burnley may now have money to spend after the long-awaited takeover by American investors ALK.
The attack-minded Kenny, who shone during two seasons on loan at Schalke in the Bundesliga, would represent a more exciting and forward-thinking alternative to the steady Matt Lowton and the ageing Phil Bardsley.
Both Lowton and Bardsley are out of contract in the summer.