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Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jul 00:24

Ross Barkley set to leave Everton this summer

DOMINIC KING: Ross Barkley's Everton career is over after manager Ronald Koeman revealed the England international midfielder will be sold during the summer transfer window.

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jul 00:20

Wayne Rooney told Bill Kenwright Everton 'is MY club'

DOMINIC KING: ‘Wayne, It’s wonderful that you came,' said Everton chairman Bill Kenwright at the funeral of former manager Howard Kendall. ‘I had to come,’ Rooney replied. ‘This is my club.’

ESPN FC - Everton News 26 Jul 18:21

Ross Barkley is running out of options

Stewart Robson breaks down the curious case of Ross Barkley, who seems to be wasting his potential away.

Everton – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 16:26

An ode to Phil Jagielka, the box-to-box midfielder & spare keeper

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Everton – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 16:00

Koeman makes Barkley admission as Arsenal emerge as favourites

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that he “100%” expects Ross Barkley to leave the club this summer.  

The attacking midfielder has just one year left to run on his contract, and has definitively rejected the offer of a new contract.

Tottenham have been mentioned as possible suitors, but have balked at his reported £50million asking price, while Manchester United and Chelsea have been mentioned as possible suitors, while Arsenal are currently bookmakers’ favourites to land the player.

But despite insisting there are no offers on the table for the player, Koeman is adamant Barkley will be leaving Goodison Park.

“His personal situation is really not so difficult: we made a good offer to him to sign a new contract, he declined that contract and told me that he is looking for a new challenge,” Koeman said.

“It is not Everton future any more, it is his decision, I need to respect that and then we will see what happens but what I heard from the board is there is not really an offer on the table for Ross.

“My priority is not Ross, with respect, it is his decision. I look more to other players. I knew (this) at the end of the season.

“It is really clear, I am looking to other players and that is my priority and not Ross, with respect. It is his decision.

“Everyone knows what the situation is and that’s enough, I don’t talk any more about this.”

Barkley is currently injured, having had surgery on a minor groin problem, and will be out for possibly the next month.

However, he will be expected to return to training as normal when he has recovered and Koeman has no plans to isolate him from the main group.

“He had his groin surgery last week and normally it takes three to four weeks before he is back,” he added.

“He has one more year of contract and we work with respect for people and if he is back after his surgery, after the injury, and back for training he will be part of first team sessions.”

Asked whether he had noticed a change in the player since his return for pre-season Koeman said: “No, he is the same.”

In light of the England international’s imminent departure, the Toffees are likely to step up their pursuit of Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson as a replacement, although the Welsh club are holding out for £50m, which has proved a sticking point in negotiations so far.

Everton have already been busy in the transfer market, having signed a whopping 11 players so far, including Wayne Rooney, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez. Their summer spree has largely been funded by the £90m they received for selling Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, and Barkley now looks set to join the Belgian out of the exit door.

Barkley has been with Everton for 12 years, making 150 senior appearances for the club, and scoring 21 goals in the process.

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ESPN FC - Everton News 26 Jul 15:08

Ronald Koeman '100 percent' convinced Ross Barkley will leave

Stewart Robson breaks down the curious case of Ross Barkley, who seems to be wasting his potential away. Wayne Rooney says he's been thinking of scoring on his return to Everton ever since he knew the deal was happening. Wayne Rooney marked his second Everton debut with a stunning goal in the club's pre-season friendly against Gor Mahia. Wayne Rooney and his Everton teammates meet members of the Maasai Warriors during their preseason tour. Former Evertonian Don Hutchison assess Wayne Rooney's worth at Everton and how it could rejuvenate his football. Ronald Koeman has spoken about Aaron Lennon's return to training and how delighted he is to have him back with the squad. Everton boss Ronald Koeman has told a news conference that he "100 percent" expects Ross Barkley to leave the club after the player told him at the end of last season he was looking to move on. Barkley, 23, is in the final year of his contract and was told by Koeman he needed to make a decision on whether to accept the new deal on offer or be sold this summer. "Ross told me at the end of the season he wanted another challenge," Koeman said. "His personal situation is really not so difficult: we...

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 14:41

Wayne Rooney trains with his Everton team-mates

While most clubs are still playing their way through pre-season friendlies in all four corners of the globe, Ronald Koeman's side start their season on Thursday night.

Everton – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 13:36

Paper Talk: Spurs eye Hoffenheim ace; Liverpool to sell 30.4m star

Liverpool are ready to accept a big-money bid for one of their players from Italy, while Tottenham are casting their eyes over a Hoffenheim defender, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.




Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s £40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.




Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims Spurs want to sign the versatile full-back, who can play on the right or left of defence and is seen as ideal competition for Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Spurs have moved for the Germany U21 defender after efforts to land Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, broke down over the Portuguese club’s £20m valuation and complications over third-party ownership.

Toljan has just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga side and Spurs,who are yet to sign anyone this summer, believe he could be brought in for a relatively small fee.

Hoffenheim’s director of football Alex Rosen asked about Tottenham’s interest told Bild: “If Tottenham comes and offers to triple your salary, then you can’t say too many negative things: London is an unattractive city or Tottenham a bad club. This is all very positive – and then young people think about it.”



Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at £50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s £143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions (Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho 

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 12:01

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals hit jackpot

NICK HARRIS AND IAN HERBERT: The commercial significance of the Far East to Premier League football has been revealed on the list of shirt sponsors for the 2017-18 season.

Everton – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 11:12

Mourinho: I got emotional when Rooney left

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he got “emotional” when Wayne Rooney left Manchester United to return to Everton.

Rooney rejoined his boyhood club on a free transfer following thirteen years at Old Trafford where he scored 253 goals in 559 appearances.

In Mourinho’s first season, Rooney was limited to just 15 Premier League starts but Mourinho has insisted that the club would have been happy to see the 31-year-old remain.

“I miss him a lot,” the Portuguese boss revealed. “I think he’s a fantastic guy. I’m not the kind of guy that gets normally emotional in my job and I did it with him when he left.

“But I’m sure that he’s going to be very, very good for Everton and Everton is going to be very, very good for him.

“It was not difficult [to let him go] because he deserves that, it’s not difficult. He deserves what he got and what he got was our desire for him to stay and our respect by letting it be completely clear that we would like him to stay.

“And at the same time, the respect that allows him to be happy – allow him to try to play every game, every minute which honestly I think he needs.

“At his age, I think with his genetic, with his body, with his personality too, I don’t think he’s the kind of player to be less motivated, not so happy because he’s not playing every minute.

“I think with his body he needs to be working at high intensity every day, every match. So I think he deserves that respect from us: if you want to go, we have to make it easy for you to go.”

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Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 11:03

Jose Mourinho: I was sad to lose Wayne Rooney

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he said an ‘emotional’ goodbye to Wayne Rooney before the Manchester United captain ended his 13-year career at Old Trafford and returned to Everton.

ESPN FC - Everton News 26 Jul 10:52

Inconsistency, expectation have driven Ross Barkley and Everton apart

Stewart Robson breaks down the curious case of Ross Barkley, who seems to be wasting his potential away. Much of the criticism directed toward Ross Barkley centres on decision-making on the pitch. With Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirming Barkley has rejected a new contract and is eyeing a new challenge, this critique now applies to decisions off the pitch. With none of the six teams above Everton seemingly guaranteeing regular first-team football, this feels more like a quick dart for the exit than a natural progression. Talk of a new challenge seems cheap while Barkley...

Everton – teamtalk.com 25 Jul 22:16

?Alexis Sanchez won?t stay at Arsenal and everyone knows it?

Manchester United fans appear against the idea of spending big money on Eric Dier and should look at the talent within, while Arsenal’s William Carvalho interest, Emre Can’s Liverpool future and the price of modern defenders are also debated.


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Sanchez is leaving

Wenger is insisting that Sanchez won’t be sold, in other words he is content to keep an unhappy player for a season, a player known to sulk, and waste approx £50m. Wenger has stated on 6 previous occasions that players would not be sold only to then sell them. The most famous example being Fabregas who Wenger claimed was staying 10mins after he had actually signed for Barca.Its been clear for some time that Sanchez wasn’t going to stay, he had his famous fall out with Wenger over Clouseau’s incompetence and he made his feelings known, Wenger dropped him in typical Wenger dictator style and that was it. Sanchez won’t stay and everyone knows it, in the meantime what is Wenger doing in the market? Lots of promises as usual but as usual nothing. Expect a low league position this season. Nothing will change until Wenger is long gone.

The Oracle


Buy the real thing or polish some midfield potential

Timothy Fosu-Mensah: Not leaving

At this point I’d rather we took a punt and gave Pereira and Big Tim a chance to come good this season in midfield rather than s****ing 60m on Eric f***ing Dier or 50m on Matic.

If we aren’t going to buy the real thing I’d rather we try and polish our own future version of a midfield great like Verratti than spend a small fortune on very prosaic players lacking any sort of dynamism.



No backup plan?

Just because Emre Can has only arriving at training today isn’t a reason for not sorting out his contract and leaving the situation hanging. His agent would be doing the negotiation, not Can himself. This should have been sorted a long time ago.

So far, we’ve managed to get Solanke, Robertson and Salah. To be fair, all look like good buys. However, we may lose Can and we may lose our two biggest targets.

Where does that leave us in terms of a backup plan? Surely it has been poor management by the powers-that-be to be in this position well into the transfer league.



I like Daley Blind

I like Daley Blind. Apart from letting De Bruyne in for the goal last season I don’t remember him doing anything wrong for us.
He’s been very reliable in defence for us when called upon, has great vision and reads the game very well. When played a bit further forward he has a fantastic range of passing, has had some amazing assists for us. Plus he’s always at the same level when called upon, he doesn’t seem to need 5 games to get into the swing of things. I think he’s a really good squad player to have, can fill in for several positions and brings a calmness to the team.
His lack of pace has very rarely been exposed which just shows how clever he is.



Pep doesn’t fancy Van Dijk?

All in favour of a big strong defender. Agreed £60m doesnt seem so mad if you compare with Walker/Mendy. But I think he wants to go to Liverpool and I’m not sure Pep fancies him that much either?



No excuses for mega-rich managers

If the money-bags clubs don’t finish 1, 2 & 3, then whoever it is should be sacked, let’s be honest… come to think of it, whoever finishes 2 & 3 should be sacked having s****ed quarter of a billion pounds…. I can hear the excuses now…

Maureen: “The board didn’t back me enough and ref’s all hate me…..”
Pepe: “I’ve only been here 2 years and bought 17 players… I need more time…”
Conte: “Mama mia, mama mia, will you do the fandango….thunder bolts and lightening, very, very frightening…”
Klopp: “Have you ever seen an elephant ski? Then you’ve never been to Helsinki…”
Wenger: “Not fair….”



Pep should achieve great things

Guardiola is a good coach who trains his players to play a very attractive style of football, and I think he’s done well in terms of transfers at City, buying young and building a team that could dominate for years to come.

Whether he has the mental tenacity to achieve success now that, for the first time in his managerial career, his team isn’t by far the best squad in the country is yet to be seen however one thing is for sure – this is a very good City squad which should achieve great things.

Sympathy for the Devils


Give Christensen a chance

The rumour about Llorente has refused to go away, sky reporter is saying we are after four more players, Sandro , Van Dijk and Candreva. My question is do we need Van Dijk seeing that we also have Christensen? He is younger and can improve given then right platform.



Sharing goals around

Benteke only needs 2 or 3 decent deliveries and he’ll score. As for other goals, Wilf, Cabaye, Townsend, Van Aanholt and a few of our defenders will step up as they have every other year. Wickham will hopefully come back but I expect Frank to sign someone else to help out as well or maybe Ladapdo?



Not sold on Carvalho

I’m not overly sold on William Carvalho to be honest. He could replace xhaka as a def mid to a certain point but I don’t think they would excel as a partnership what we need to do is find a partner for xhaka as I doubt he will be dropped(maybe if he has a poor season) we might look elsewhere. But we need a Kante type signing next to him someone mobile and more a box to box player carvalho isn’t that he’s a no fuss, keep it simple kind of midfielder and hasn’t got the passing range of xhaka and although big and strong in physical stature I don’t see him running the midfield. I think a ideal signing would be someone like goretzka who we were linked with previously or Vidal but getting him isn’t conceivable. I don’t mind the mid pairing of xhaka and Ramsey but when Ramsey gets injured as per normal I don’t see the same dimension with xhaka and elneny or xhaka and coq. I think if jack and one more mid leave only then we will sign a mid to replace them but it’s a shame we won’t be seeing santi any time soon.



No place for Iheanacho at Spurs?

Kelechi Iheanacho: Healthy rivalry with Marcus Rashford

He’s not the finished article but playing in the right team consistently will make him grow up mentally and physically.

I heard it’s a route to Leicester (will be interesting if there is a buy-back clause inserted). I can’t really see him getting in the Spurs side in-front of Kane without you chaps changing your system.



Modric the best all-round player?

Huge bias towards attacking players in terms of recognition.

Personally I’d rate Modric (and Iniesta until a few years ago) over Neymar in terms of all round quality, which is not to say I think they or indeed anyone else is the ‘best player in the world’. Also, a huge part of being voted as the winner of the individual awards such as Ballon d’Or is, imho, being popular rather than anything more technically tangible/ objective.



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ESPN FC - Everton News 25 Jul 20:57

Champions League football is still out of reach for Everton

Former Evertonian Don Hutchison assess Wayne Rooney's worth at Everton and how it could rejuvenate his football. There seems to be a sense of optimism around Everton at the moment. The club has been busy this summer, spending the better part of £100 million on six players, including a hero returning home in Wayne Rooney. Everton have a relatively new owner with deep pockets, after years of aborted plans it looks like their new stadium might actually be built, and in Ronald Koeman they have a manager in his prime. The optimism is well-founded, but how far will it go? Everton's aim is to reach the...

ESPN FC - Everton News 25 Jul 14:00

Everton to stage match in aid of Bradley Lowery Foundation

Jermain Defoe's no.1 fan Bradley Lowery has sadly passed following his brave battle with cancer. Everton will host a charity celebrity match in aid of the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community. The game, to be played on Sept. 3, has been arranged in conjunction with the Lowery family and the Bradley Lowery Foundation, and with the assistance of Sellebrity Soccer. Young Sunderland supporter Bradley died recently after a battle against neuroblastoma. The six-year-old attended Everton's match at Sunderland last September, after which the Toffees made a £200,000 donation to...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 27 Jun 14:28

Everton close in on striker Onyekuru

Everton are close to completing a £7m deal for KAS Eupen's Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 22 Jun 17:56

Everton set to sign Malaga striker Sandro

Everton are close to completing the signing of Malaga and Spain Under-21 striker Sandro Ramirez after meeting his £5.2m buy-out clause.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 15 Jun 23:24

Klaassen completes 23.6m Everton move

Everton complete the £23.6m signing of Ajax captain and Netherlands midfielder Davy Klaassen on a five-year deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 15 Jun 18:10

Everton complete record Pickford deal

Jordan Pickford becomes the most expensive British keeper after Everton pay £25m - rising to what would be a club record £30m - to sign him from Sunderland.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

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