Everton are pondering a summer move for ex-Liverpool wideman Stewart Downing, [football] direct news understands. The West Ham United winger, who left Anfield last summer for a fee in the region of 5million, is one of the biggest earners at Upton Park and has not consistently produced the kind of form which earned him 34 England caps. However, a source close to Goodison Park told FDN that head coach Roberto Martinez sees the 29-year-old as the man to provide international and European experience, with one eye on a Europa League or even Champions League campaign next term. The Toffees would prefer to pull off a permanent transfer deal rather than a season-long loan switch, although the player’s salary expectations are not yet clear. A second stint on Merseyside is likely to appeal to Downing, with no chance of playing European football with his current club in the next campaign. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday. 24 hour Sky Sports day pass for only 9.99. No contract.