Everton U21s coach Alan Stubbs suggests a number of promising youngsters could head out on loan next season.
With former Toffees captain and coach David Weir taking the reins at Sheffield United, Stubbs says some players wanting to gain first team experience could be sent away from Goodison Park to play under the ex-Scotland international at Bramall Lane.
"I think it's something that we will think about because it's a big club," Stubbs told Everton's official website.
"Davey knows the young lads who could benefit the club and benefit him and, if that's the case, and we see if it's right for the player, then why not?
"It will be a great experience for them, but first and foremost we will look and see if it's the right move for the player, because that's what we always do.
"We never send lads out on loan and just leave them. We see if it's the right type of club, whether they play the right type of football, whether it will suit them and whether they will look after the player.
"There are quite a few things we look into before we let the young lads out on loan."