Leighton Baines has been ruled out of action for six weeks and may now have played his last game for Everton ahead of a January move to Manchester United, reports The Daily Star.
The England international fractured his toe in the Merseyside derby and with David Moyes ready to sign his former player in January, he may now have played his last game for the Goodison Park outfit.
The Manchester United boss failed to bring Baines to Old Trafford this past summer, but is now confident he will bring the 28-year-old to the Theatre of Dreams once the January market opens.
On Baines' injury, Everton boss Roberto Martinez told reporters: "It could mean anything from missing six weeks to being back in 10 days because it depends how the fracture heals."
Manchester United are desperate to land Baines as they search for a replacement to current left-back Patrice Evra.
United will hope they can secure a deal to bring Baines to Old Trafford as Moyes continues to put together his own side at the Red Devils.
The ex-Everton boss has already brought Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford, however the Belgian has so far struggled to settle at the Premier League champions.