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The Rumour Mill, 2006-07

Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer

Man Utd rejects, Part 3

Phil McNuty at the BBC — where they don't usually indulge in this sort of nonsense — claims Alan Smith won't be staying at Old Trafford, and that David Moyes probably has first dibs. Also, Keiran Richardson...
30 Jun   |  Source

Vague Braaten link

Citing reports in the Norwegian press, Sky Sports say that Bolton lead Everton, Aston Villa, and Fulham in the chase for Rosenborg striker, Daniel Braaten.
29 Jun   |  Source

Yeung tried to buy Everton

Carson Yeung, described as a Hong Kong billionnaire despite reports that he is desperately trying to raise the £30m cash needed to complete his acquisition of Birmingham City, made unsuccessful attempts to buy Reading and Everton before opening negotiations with the Midlands club according to the Daily Express and The Independent
28 Jun   |  Source

Everton set to pounce on Jag

"While Everton have not conducted any transfer business so far, things are set to step up a gear once David Moyes returns from his summer holiday and wrapping up a deal for Phil Jagielka will be his priority." — so says one Dominic King.
28 Jun   |  Source

Opening another feck N'Daw

Another new name to add to the ever-lengthening list: Sochaux's £4M-rated Sengalese central midfield star Guiranne N'Daw.
27 Jun   |  Source

Stalling game with Nugent

Everton are trying to stall Preston into lowering the fee they are asking for David Nugent.
27 Jun   |  Source

Young Yank back on the radar

Danny Szetala, who had a trial with Everton three years ago and who seemed all set to join the Academy at one point, is being linked once again with the Blues. The MLS Undergound blog site is carrying the "Exclusive" that Everton will approach the midfielder after the Under 20s World Cup next month.
27 Jun   |  Source

Yaya... no no

Yaya Toure, linked with Everton in recent weeks, has signed for Barcelona. No contest, really...
26 Jun   |  Source

Kapo linked again

Reports in Spain suggest that Everton and Birmingham have joined Olympiakos, AEK Athen, Real Betis and Real Mallorca in enquiring about Olivier Kapo. The French midfielder spent last season on loan at Levante and appears to be surplus to Claudio Ranieiri's plans at Juventus.
24 Jun   |  Source

Oubina enquiries made

Everton and Manchester City have reportedly joined Tottenham Hotspur in making enquiries into the availability of Celta Vigo winger, Borja Oubina. David Moyes is rumoured to have watched him in person recently but is not thought to have been impressed enough to lodge a bid.
22 Jun   |  Source

Bids for Welsh youngster rejected

According to the Beeb, Cardiff City have rebuffed two bids by Everton for 17 year-old defender, Chris Gunter who can operate in central defence or at right back and has already made his full Welsh debut.

Dominic King in the Echo suggests that David Moyes is likely to pursue his interest in the Football League's "Apprentice of the Year" and will land Gunter if he can make the right offer to Peter Ridsdale who needs funds for a stadium development for the Bluebirds. A third bid in excess £1m has been mooted.
22 Jun   |  Source

Hannover midfielder enquiry

German sports magazine Kicker reported yesterday that both Bolton and Everton have made concrete enquiries about Hannover midfielder, Jan Rozenthal. Indeed, the Blues reportedly offered him a pre-contract that would come into effect when his current deal expires in 2010 but he 21 year-old is quoted as saying that he doesn't feel ready to take the leap from the Bundesliga just yet.
22 Jun   |  Source

Beattie now linked with Wigan

The unofficial site is reporting that James Beattie is a £2m target for new Latics boss, Chris Hutchings. The story doesn't seem to be supported by anything substantial enough to make it more than just a rumour so we'll have to wait and see...
22 Jun   |  Source

Fulham midfielder for £3m

Bluekipper and the Everton page at Vital Football have both been carrying the rumoured link to Papa Bouba Diop who might be surplus to requirements at Fulham under new boss, Lawrie Sanchez.

According to the rumour, £3m plus Gary Naysmith would secure the services of the Senagelese midfielder.
21 Jun  

Grella link short lived

The rumour that Tim Cahill had successfully persuaded David Moyes to sign his Australia teammate, Vince Grella, was a short-lived one. The 27 year-old midfielder has joined Torino on a free from Parma.
21 Jun   |  Source

No Bongos for the Blues

Bruce Lalombongo has rejected a move to Goodison Park — so says the Daily Mail...
20 Jun   |  Source

Bardsley story untrue!

Journos making things up again... would ya credit it!?!
20 Jun   |  Source

Moyes close to landing Bardsley?

Everton have agreed a fee of £2m for Manchester United defender, Phil Bardsley, if the London Evening Standard website is to be believed.

The 21 year-old is a right back which, with the interest in Phil Jagielka and the presence of both Phil Neville and Tony Hibbert, could make for an abundance — some would say surplus — of options in that position.
20 Jun   |  Source

Cahill pushes teammate Grella

Australia's Daily Telegraph seemingly confirm another rumour sent into TW towers by an Aussie reader regarding Vince Grella.

Tim Cahill has apparently been recommending his Socceroos teammate, who currently plies his trade with Parma, to David Moyes.
19 Jun   |  Source

Fernandes back on loan?!

Manuel Fernandes may have publicly called time on his spell in England but this report on the Sporting Life site suggests that Benfica may be interested in farming him out on another 12-month loan with Everton naturally a potential destination.
19 Jun   |  Source

Downing not for sale

Gareth Southgate has poured cold water on the Downing rumour, stating the young Boro player is not for sale.
18 Jun   |  Source

This Sunday's link: Bobby Zee!!!

Yes, it was surely only a matter of time before the reverse Hammers striker link appeared: Bobby Zamora...
17 Jun   |  Source

Keep an eye on Kapo

Everton have been alerted to the availability of France international and Juventus midfielder Olivier Kapo, who is not wanted by Levante in Spain after a season-long loan...
16 Jun   |  Source

New target: Downing

According to the Daily Mail and other equally dubious sources, Everton will now turn their attention and £10M — and a few spare players — onto a quest for Middlesboro's lively wideman, Stuart Downing... Isn't that exciting!
16 Jun   |  Source

Everton wait on Lambo passport

Everton are waiting on American teenager Josh Lambo to gain his European passport ahead of completing his signing. The USA U-17 international is waiting on his Dad to get his Greek passport before he can apply for an EU passport of his own...
15 Jun   |  Source

Kenwright may have blocked Barton move

Bill Kenwright's decision not to cave in to cash demands by Joey Barton and his agent is the rumoured reason why a proposed move for the boyhood Blue eventually fell through and the midfielder ended up at Newcastle.

A source suggests that Kenwright risked putting David Moyes's nose out of joint — and rightly so — by refusing to pay the former Manchester City man a signing on bonus, a scenario that is seemingly backed up by a story in the The Independent.

The report claims that Barton's move to St James Park was only completed yesterday after Newcastle agreed to pay a extra £300,000 on top of the £5.5m already agreed with City to cover demands by the player and his agent for a bonus to finalise the deal.
15 Jun   |  Source

Hammers ready with £20M for AJ

The Mirror just won't give up on this one, despite the fact (or perhaps because) the Hammers just had a mind-blowing £17M bid accepted by Charlton for Darren Bent. The England striker turned them down, even though West Ham were prepared to more than double his wages.
14 Jun   |  Source

Riquelme rumour has legs

What appeared to start out life as the Bluekipper lads starting a rumour à la AJ-to-West-Ham-for-£13m to see far how it would go has now started to pop up in various other places, proving that either you really can make stuff up and watch people run with it... or Moyesey has a real coup up his sleeve!
12 Jun  

Moyes has it all in hand

Few websites can match for sheer weight of ridiculous transfer rumours, blatantly inaccurate innuendo and general Football-Manager-style wishful thinking, but every now and then a submission shows up amongst the nonsense that is written by someone who doesn't claim to be the Old Trafford groundsman's sister's dog-walker and who can string together a readable paragraph, leading you to believe there may be some truth in what he/she is saying.

That was the case yesterday when a posting suggested that:

  • David Nugent and Leighton Baines both want to move to Everton but both are currently on England U21 Duty and won't be able to discuss personal terms or conduct medicals until they return from Holland, which would be 24th June at the latest. Fees are being agreed with Preston and Wigan in the meantime.
  • Bill Kenwright's involvement in the show 'Any Dream Will Do' has kept him tied up in London so he hasn't had time for transfer discussions and the like. With the finale of the show out of the way, the Chairman can return to Goodison Park to tie up a one-year loan deal for Manuel Fernandes and to secure the signature of Phil Jagielka if Sheffield United lose their appeal against relegation. That decision is due on 18th June and Jagielka will sign that day for £4m if, as is widely expected, the decision goes against the Yorkshire club.
  • Deals are also believed to be in the pipe line for Jason Koumas (£3m), Justin Mapp (an American Winger who plays for Chicago Fire) on a one-year loan and Jonny Evans from Manchester United for an unknown fee as a long-term replacement for Alan Stubbs.
  • Leaving will be James McFadden and Andy van der Meyde, the former going to Rangers or Derby, the latter to FC Twente.
  • The rumours of James Beattie swapping places with Jason Roberts are true, but this deal is likely to take some time. Any deal would involve Jason Roberts + cash, because Moyes doesn't actually want to sell Beattie, so any offer for him would take some persuasion.
So there you go. To be taken with a healthy pinch of salt? Probably, but if so, you have to admit it's all very plausibly constructed and a nicely penned wind-up.
11 Jun   |  Source

Birmingham interested in Beattie

Newly-promoted Birmingham have apparently identified James Beattie a possible addition to their forward line as they prepare for their campaign to stay in the Premiership.
11 Jun   |  Source

Scottish striker link

Scottish striker, Gary O' Connor, who moved from Hibernian to Lokomotiv Moscow last February could be looking to return to Britain as his family has failed to settle in Russia.

The asking price of £3.4m that Lokomotiv are expected to demand may put off many suitors but Everton are thought to be monitoring the situation according to the Daily Post.
11 Jun   |  Source

Nolan potentially available

Everton could revive their interest in Bolton's Kevin Nolan after it emerged that the Trotters could cash in on their midfield star.
10 Jun   |  Source

Beattie-Roberts swap mooted

With Mark Hughes reportedly interested in giving James Beattie a new lease on life and Everton having already made rumoured enquiries about Jason Roberts, some sources are suggesting that a like-for-like swap could be on the cards.
9 Jun   |  Source

Roberts lined up for £3.5m

According to The Mirror, via the BBC Gossip page, Everton are preparing a £3.5m bid for Blackburn striker, Jason Roberts.
7 Jun   |  Source

Ya Ya — Blues chase Toure

The big name for today is Yaya Toure from Monaco... but the competition looks a bit fierce!
7 Jun   |  Source

AJ rumours persist

Everton may be adamant that their prized striker, Andy Johnson, is not for sale and that no bids for the 26 year-old are welcome, but the rumours linking him with money-bags West Ham won't go away easily.

The Independent, not usually prone to idle speculation, report that the East London club may try and test the Blues' resolve with a £20m offer. The report also preys on the latest angle, that of Johnson's wife, Louise, being unsettled on Merseyside and hankering for a move back down south. That suggestion has been raised by other sources closer to Everton but it's not clear how much truth there is to it.
6 Jun   |  Source

Zenden: 2 + 2 = 5?

Boudewijn Zenden is reported to be "considering his future" at Liverpool. Sky Sports say that Everton are "believed" to be interested along with Newcastle but it sounds like a convenient link seeing as the Blues are being linked with anything that moves.
5 Jun   |  Source

McFadden linked with £4m Derby switch

James McFadden is rumoured to be a £4m target of newly-promoted Derby County.
5 Jun   |  Source

Ashton and Beattie to swap clubs?

Speculation growing that England international striker Dean Ashton who has spent most of 2007 recovering from a long term injury may be about to return to the north west, joining Everton, with ex-England international James Beattie heading the other way.
4 Jun   |  Source

Blues to battle Rangers for Gomes

There are enough players in the world for Tribal Football to link a new one with Everton every day this summer. Today's offering is Portgual midfielder, Tiago Gomes. He is apparently a £4m target of Rangers as well.
4 Jun   |  Source

Steaua Bucharest defender link

Everton are planning to bid for Steaua Bucharest central defender and "set-piece specialist", Dorin Golan as part of a "£15m triple swoop" that also includes Phil Jagielka and David Nugent.
3 Jun   |  Source

Sprightly Kightly could do rightly!

Wolverhampton Wanderers Michael Kightly, who only moved to Molineux from non-league Conference side Grays last January, is attracting the interest of both Everton and Aston Villa.
3 Jun   |  Source

£45m Everton duo?

Silly season in the tabloids with the Sunday Mirror suggesting that West Ham will come knocking on the door - this time adding £45m Everton duo, Andy Johnson and Mikel Arteta to their shopping list!
3 Jun   |  Source

Alan Smith linked again

Everton, Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are all reportedly interested in Manchester United and England striker, Alan Smith, rated at £8m. The People suggest that David Moyes is at the head of the queue, having watched the England B game 10 days ago hoping to get another look at the former Leeds striker and compare him to David Nugent. Smith didn't feature in that game but did play for the senior England team against Brazil.

The player himself, though, is keen to stay at United and ink a new deal: "I have a contract renegotiation coming up and, now I'm fit, I'm ready to fight for my future," Smith told the Daily Star Sunday. "I definitely want to stay at Old Trafford.

"My agent has spoken to the club and hopefully that should be done in the next few weeks."
3 Jun   |  Source

First Baines link surfaces

It was only a matter of time. With many Evertonians having pin-pointed Leighton Baines as a potential transfer target, TribalFootball suggest that Newcastle will battle the Blues for the Wigan left-back's services this summer.
3 Jun   |  Source

'Allo, 'Allo... is zat you, Diarra?

Everton are "moving" for midfielder Alou Diarra, the former Liverpool player who wants to leave Olympique Lyon this summer after an inconsistent season. Oh right... send us yer tat, why don't you?
2 Jun   |  Source

Ghanian midfielder eyed

Everton and Newcastle are reportedly interested in Laryea Kingston, a Ghanaian midfielder who spent the second half of the season just gone on loan at Heart of Midlothian from Russian club, Terek Grozny.
19 Jun   |  Source

Hammers want our Timmy

Now the West Ham moneybags want to steal Tim Cahill!
1 Jun   |  Source

Everton wait on Lambo passport

Everton are waiting on American teenager Josh Lambo to gain his European passport ahead of completing his signing. The USA U-17 international is waiting on his Dad to get his Greek passport before he can apply for an EU passport of his own...
0 Jun   |  Source

Jose eyes our Joleon

Jose Mourinho would like to get Joleon Lescott off Everton's books...
31 May   |  Source

Koumas for real this time!

Previous target Jason Koumas is set to join Everton next month.
31 May   |  Source

Wigan set to gazump Jag deal

While Dithering Dave dithers with his half-empty piggy-bank, the moneybags from Wigan (!?!) are all set to highjack the Jagielka transfer...
31 May   |  Source

Oi, Everton! Pablo is available!!!

Everton have been alerted to the availability of Atletico Madrid defender Pablo Ibanez.
30 May   |  Source

£3m move for American mooted

Everton are rumoured to be lining up a £3m move for Sheffield Wednesday's 22 year-old American defender, Frankie Simek.
29 May  

Blues and Villa chase Taylor

Tribal Football suggest that Everton and Aston Villa are in the hunt for Portsmouth's Matt Taylor who is valued at around £5m. The 25-year-old has a habit of quite literally scoring goals from midfield, as the Blues discovered to their cost back in December.

Portsmouth have laughed off the reports, though, saying that even if they were prepared to sell Taylor, they would demand much more than £5m.
28 May   |  Source

Chase for Luke Young is on!

Everton are vying with Portsmouth to sign defender Luke Young from Charlton.
27 May   |  Source

Jagielka this weekend?

Everton lead the race to sign Phill Jagielka from Sheffield United.
25 May   |  Source

Nikolce Noveski

The Blues are linked with a move for Macedononian international defender, Nikolce Noveski on the website of German magazine, Kicker. The 28 year old currently plies his trade with FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.
24 May   |  Source

A return for Gavin McCann?

Everton may be interested in bringing back Gavin McCann, who was sold to Sunderland 8½ years ago by Walter Smith.
23 May   |  Source

Aberdeen's Russell linked

Aberdeen chairman, Stewart Milne has admitted that he won't stand in the way of defender Russell Anderson if the 28 year-old wants to try his luck in the Premiership next season. Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Everton apparently have his eye on him.
22 May   |  Source

Interest in Plummer

Everton are apparently interested in Bristol City's England U-17 international midfielder, Tristan Plummer.
22 May   |  Source

Manc Bardsley in Moyes's sights

Young Man Utd full-back Phil Bardsley is attracing the attention of David Moyes.
22 May   |  Source

Everton to bid £4M for Jag

Everton are planning a £4 million bid for former Goodison Park reject Phil Jagielka after pulling back from a move for Barton and being put off by the price tag on Spurs' Jermain Jenas.
21 May   |  Source

Taking a shine to Scharner

David Moyes is apparently keeping an eye on Paul Scharner, the Wigan Athletic midfielder who scored both goals in the Latics' 2-2 draw at Goodison Park earlier this season.
18 May   |  Source

Shandy Andy off on his jollies

Andy van der Meyde has moved out of his rented mansion and is not returning to the city from his holiday. Expect to see him in a Palermo shirt soon...
18 May  

Carsley Wigan bound?

Midfielder Lee Carsley has undergone a medical at Wigan Athletic and looks set to join the Latics, becoming new manager Chris Hutchings' first signing since Paul Jewell departed last week. With the Irish international possibly exiting Goodison soon it increases further speculation that Manchester City's wantaway midfielder Joey Barton is set to join his boyhood club.
18 May  

Nugent: Price is too high

Ian Doyle says David Moyes won't be up for paying Preston's asking price of £10M for David Nugent.
17 May   |  Source

Sanli Tuncay

Everton are chasing Fenerbahçe striker Sanli Tuncay.
16 May   |  Source

Lille looking to get Fernandes

If Everton are unsuccessful in retaining the services of Manuel Fernandes, Lille are ready to step in.
16 May   |  Source

Blues miss out on Brown

Everton were rumoured to be ater Scott Brown of Hibs but he has completed a move to Celtic
16 May   |  Source

Hammers want AJ!!!

West Ham are looking to steal Andrew Johnson from Everton as a replacement for Carlos Tevez
16 May   |  Source

Paddy is yer man

Everton are chasing Sheffield Utd goalie Paddy Kenny, for £2M
16 May   |  Source

Beattie to Fulham

James Beattie is moving to Fulham for £2M
16 May   |  Source

Rangers join Wright hunt

While the Goodison door remains open for Richard Wright, the out-of-contract 'keeper is now attracting interest from Glasgow Rangers. Southampton and Ipswich Town are also believed to want to discuss terms.
16 May   |  Source

Phil Jagielka

Phil Jagielka is expecetd to leave the relegated Blades and Everton are one of many clubs who want to sign him.
14 May   |  Source

Stockport's Ashley Williams

Stockport County's highly-rated young defender Ashley Williams is being lined up for a move to the Premier League, possibly with Everton.
14 May   |  Source

The People's weekly transfer joke

Jermaine Jenas will head back up north in a £10M move to Everton. James Beattie could go the other way in part exchange.
13 May  

No move planned for Owen

David Moyes has confirmed that Michael Owen is not one of his summer transfer targets.
12 May   |  Source

Sliding in for Sidwell

Everton are bidding to take advantage of the managerial upheaval at St James' Park - by stealing Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell from under the noses of Newcastle United.
9 May   |  Source

The next 'feeder club' deal?

Keith Richardson. From Man Utd. Enough said.
9 May   |  Source

Zagga come looking for Mikky

A delegation from Real Zaragoza will travel to Liverpool seeking talks with Mikel Arteta.
8 May   |  Source

Barton: going for £5½M

Manchester City will sell Joey Barton to the first offer of £5.M, according to his agent.
8 May   |  Source

Karakiolo time!

Andrea Caracciolo's agent claims Everton are all interested in his 25-year-old Italian international who is currently with Palermo.
8 May   |  Source

Bad-boy Barton, of course

You just knew that Joety Barton's latest silliness wuld lead to a plethora of links with Everton...
4 May   |  Source

Exclusivity Concluding?

A joint statement from Tesco, Knowsley Council and Everton on FIday will inform Evertonians that the first phase of the proposed move to Kirkby (the infamous "exclusivity period") has been a great success and that the next stage will be consultation with the people of Kirkby.
4 May   |  Source

Nugent... done deal?

That bastion of trustworthy journalism, the Daily Mail, states that a deal for Preston's David Nugent is in place and he will join Everton in the summer.
2 May   |  Source

Next on the list: Plestan

Lille defender Micolas Plestan is the next name on the increasingly long list of players to be linked with a move to Everton, and a host of other clubs.
30 Apr   |  Source

Hit those bongos, Brucie!!!

Yes folks, now we have the Swiss Starlets featuring on drums, Brucie Lalombongo!
23 Apr   |  Source

Kama, Kama, Kama, Kamara

It wouldn't be Sunday without another player being linked with the Blues, who have apparently submitted proposals regarding the future employment of West Brom striker Diomansy Kamara.
22 Apr   |  Source

Jucier van Jars

Croatian international Jurica Vranjes has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Premiership duo Everton and Tottenham.
17 Apr   |  Source

Winger Taylor-made for Blues?

David Moyes has been keeping an eye on Oldham's winger Chris Taylor, a key figure in Oldham's push for promotion this season.
16 Apr   |  Source

Eee eye Aliadiére

Everton want to sign Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiére, who looks to be on his way in the summer.
13 Apr   |  Source

Fishing for Heerenveen

Everton are eyeing Heerenveen Brazilian striker Alfonso Alves.
12 Apr   |  Source

Nugent's agent's Spugents

Now it's all about the bloody agents possibly messing up any Everton deal for Nugent...
9 Apr   |  Source

Alrite, Fletcher!

Darren Fletcher might be collared by David Moyes for future incarceration at Goodison Park, don't ya know!
8 Apr   |  Source

Parnaby Blahnaby

Everton (would you believe?) are competing with teh combined might of West Ham and Hull(!?!) to land Middelsbrough full back Stuart Parnaby!!!
4 Apr   |  Source

We Hanker for Hanke

[Does that not win as the most painful headline pun?] Yes, the latest name to be linked with Everton (one a day, it seems... whereas how many players do we actually sign in a season?) is Mike Hanke, a strker with German Bundesleague club Wolfsburg.
3 Apr   |  Source

Billy Jones, the boy from Crewe

£750k for Billy Jones from Crewe... Have we not had this one before?
30 Mar   |  Source

Moyes plays down Naysmith talk

David Moyes thinks Gary Naysmith remains committed to the Everton cause and is unlikely to be leaving for Rangers in the Summer.
29 Mar   |  Source

Wally to take Naysmith

Walter Smith is set to take Gary Naysmith back to bonnie Scotland come the summer... so says Daily Mirror.
28 Mar   |  Source

Owls want to keep Turner

Iain Turner is doing so well at Sheffield Wednesday — who remian unbeaten since he arrived a month ago — that they want Everton to agree to a permanent deal. Hopefuly, this will be unlikey as Richard Wright must be nearing the end of his Everton career... surely???
27 Mar   |  Source

Celtic striker on his way

Everton are lining up a move for Celtic striker Kenny Miller.
27 Mar   |  Source

Does he play for West Ham?

Everton are tracking 16-year-old Icelandic striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.
27 Mar   |  Source

Stubbs to get new offer

According to the Daily Mirror, Alan Stubbs is set to get an offer for another year at Goodison Park... depending of course on the absence of troublesome contract clauses!
26 Mar   |  Source

Smith rumour again

The People has resurected the Alan Smith rumour, with insight that the 26-year-old striker who is now fit again turned down Moyes's earlier request for a loan deal.
26 Mar   |  Source

AJ going nowhere

Keith Wyness found it necessary to rebuff stupid rumours emanating from London journalists who claim that Spurs and Arsenal will be fighting to sign "unsettled" Andrew Johnson. Rubbish!
26 Mar   |  Source

Bumper deal for Cahill

Tim Cahill is to get a new contract that will pay him £40k/wk.
25 Mar   |  Source

Pre-Nuge deal signed?

According to the ever-reliable (ha!) News of the World, David Nugent, highly rated striker for Preston NE, has signed a pre-contact agreement with Everton.
25 Mar  

Yet another Hammers link

Surprise, suprise... this time it's Nigel Reo-Cocker!!!
25 Mar   |  Source

Halstad enquiry rebuffed

Everton were reportedly interested in SK Brann striker Thorstein Helstad back in January(!) but the club rejected their offer and nothing came of it.
24 Mar   |  Source

New Stadium... a Done Deal!?!

We probably shouldn't be publishing this. But one of our readers, Colin Bates, insists it comes from a valid source — the horse's mouth, as it were. He claims a specialist contractor has already been appointed to deal with the electronic and communications support facilities for the new stadium in Kirkby, and that the stadium developers already have the go-ahead for 10 miles of new access roads!
21 Mar   |  Source

Today's Hammers link...

Let's see... two months to go 'til May, and three teams to be relegated. Let's go through each team and each day we can link a new player with a summer move to Everton. We started yesterday with West Ham's Lucas Neill. Today, it's Bobby Zamora... who should we choose for tomorrow?
21 Mar   |  Source

Moyes to take Lucas Neill

Everton manager David Moyes will move for expensive ace Lucas Neill if West Ham are relegated.
20 Mar   |  Source

£10M swoop for SWP?!?

Everton are supposedly leading the chase to sign £21M-rated striker Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelsea. Everton may go as high as £10M... can you see a flaw in this one?
19 Mar   |  Source

Our Havard boy?

The People says Everton are keen on teenage defender, Havard Nordtveit.
19 Mar   |  Source

Barton: Tenuous Connection

See if you can follow the logic: City are crap; Joey Barton wants to play European football and win trophies; Everton are rising; Europe beckons; Everton once expressed an interest in the £6M Evertonian... and therefore it must be reawakening now!
18 Mar   |  Source

Michael Gray

Blackburn defender Michael Gray is linked with a move to Everton.
18 Mar   |  Source

Pole vaulting in?

Swindon Town Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz looks set to sign with Everton.
15 Mar   |  Source

Wally to take Dickie?

It couldn't be more perfect: Walter Smith is looking to take Richard Wright from Everton. YES!!!
13 Mar   |  Source

Ruben on Rye

Everton scouts apparently went out to Spain to watch Racing Santander defender Ruben.
12 Mar   |  Source

City sniffing around Nugent

The press believe Man City are now interested in buying David Nugent from Preston, after Stuart Pearce was spotted at a game.
12 Mar   |  Source

Sidwell giving nothing away

Steve Sidwell's future continues to be linked with Everton but Uefa Cup qualification for Reading could see him change his mind... or not.
11 Mar   |  Source

Luque no further...

... for Mikel Arteta's replacement than Albert Luque, Newcastle's Premiership "misfit"...
7 Mar   |  Source

Van der Meyde to Twente?

This bit of Double Dutch suggests Andy van der Meyde could be drawn back to the scene of his "beautiful" years with a return to FC Twente.
6 Mar   |  Source

Maka-Maka more goalies

It can seem that David Moyes has something of a fixation with young goalkeepers, but this one has to be the most bizarre suggestion: Chelsea's highly rated 21-year-old goalkeeper, Yves Makaba-Makalamby is being linked with a season-long loan to Goodison Park next season.
5 Mar   |  Source

Moyes eyeing up South American left winger?

No, it's not Che Guevara! David Moyes is reportedly eyeing up from afar the talent on view in this year's Copa Libertadores, with a view to bringing in a left winger and possibly a central defender to support what we already possess. Closer to home, we've scouted Gillingham's Matty Jarvis - who is not of South American origin but both pacey and a left sided winger turned striker.
2 Mar   |  Source

Nugent deal verbally agreed?

As whispers surrounding James Beattie's uncertain Everton future grow comes news of Preston's Everton supporting striker David Nugent possible coming to Goodison Park in the summer.
1 Mar   |  Source

Sunderland may want Beattie for £4M

Suderland are supposedly lining up a £4M bid for James Beattie. Has anyone told them the transfer window is currently closed!
27 Feb   |  Source

Jones on next train from Crewe?

Versatile Crewe defender Billy Jones looks set for a summer move to Goodison Park.
25 Feb   |  Source

Young Gosling to fly north?

The vultures from Everton and Man City are eying up Plymouth Argyle's defensive midfielder Dan Gosling...
25 Feb   |  Source

Kallstrom Maelstrom

Kim Kallstrom is set to spark a transfer whirlind by moving to the English Premiership in the summer, with Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham huffing and puffing to sign him. The 24-year-old left-footed midfielder currently plays for French champions Lyon whom he joined in the summer from Rennes. E
18 Feb   |  Source

Luton want to loan Vaughan

Luton Town are looking to secure James Vaughan on loan.
15 Feb   |  Source

Athletco will bid £10M for Mikey

According to The People, Atletico Madrid will bid £10M to take Mikel Arteta back to Spain in the summer.
12 Feb   |  Source

Spurs still want Beattie

Spurs will still try to get James Beattie at the end of the season. Everton turned down a swap deal with Mido going the other way!!!
8 Feb   |  Source

Athletico chase Arteta

Atletico Madrid director Miguel Angel Gil Marin made a formal contract offer to Mikel Arteta over dinner on Saturday night. Is that even allowed under Uefa rules against poaching players?
7 Feb   |  Source

Moyes to pick one from Etienne?

French striker Frederic Piquionne, currently on loan at AS Monaco, remains a target for David Moyes.
5 Feb   |  Source

Ole? My Aarst!

Here's a player who definitely won't be making an Aarst of himself in the Royal Blue: Tromso star Ole Martin Aarst has played down speculation that he could have been set for a transfer deadline day move to Everton.
2 Jan   |  Source

Blues in chase for striker?

Everton and West Ham were reportedly keen on swelling Andy Cole's pension fund by offering a six-month contract. The Portsmouth striker has started just three games this season since his move from Manchester City to Fratton Park. With 62-year-old Kanu currently keeping Cole out of the team, a move looks likely...

Thankfully, Everton have said that while Cole was offered to them, they decided not to take him.
31 Jan   |  Source

£2M bid expected for Healy

Everton will try to beat the transfer deadline and sign David Healy with a bid of £2M to Leeds United.
30 Jan   |  Source

Let's get another Scotts defender!

David Moyes is weighing up a £700k move for Hibs right-back Steven Whittaker.
30 Jan   |  Source

Beattie to Spurs for £4.5M???

Spurs might be interested in taking James Beattie to White Hart Laner in exchange for a cool £4.5M. Then again... they might not!
28 Jan   |  Source

No contact over Healy

In time-honoured transfer-window tradition, David Healy's agent denies having any contact with Everton regarding a possible transfer.
28 Jan   |  Source

Everton baulk at Fernandes fee

Update: It would appear that the delay over signing Manuel Fernandes from Benfica is due to Everton having trouble agreeing a transfer fee for the 20 year-old (not a huge surprise given the emphasis placed by Kenwright & Moyes at last month's AGM) on not being held to ransom).
29 Jan   |  Source

Smith to join before deadline

David Moyes will finally land long-time target Alan Smith — probably on an initial 6-month loan — from Manchester United before this week's transfer deadline. That according to a poster to our Mailbag.
27 Jan   |  Source

Derby County's Leacock

Everton have watched Derby County defender Dean Leacock "a number of times" according to The Mirror and have added him to their potential transfer list. He cost The Rams £350,000 back in August.
25 Jan   |  Source

Guardian persist with Etherington link

Everton may have denied all knowledge of an interest in Matthew Etherington but The Guardian insist that the Blues have been joined by Fulham in the race to sign him. They cite the player being replaced as first choice by Luis Boa Morte and West Ham's potential willingness to sell at the right price.
25 Jan   |  Source

Healy while AJ heals

Everton have rejected speculation that David Moyes has resurrected his interest in Leeds United's Northern Irish striker, David Healy. Morning reports in The S*n suggested that a bid was imminent as Moyes tries to cover for the injured Andy Johnson.
24 Jan  

Zaragoza in for Arteta

Unfounded rumour on says that Real Zaragoza will test Everton's resolve over Mikel Arteta with a £6m bid. The Spaniard recently pledged his future to Goodison and the Blues clearly want to keep him so you would think double that figure would be a good starting point.
23 Jan   |  Source

£2M bid for Etherington

According to The Mirror, Everton have made a £2M bid for West Ham's Matt Etherington.
23 Jan   |  Source

Blues interested in 'Boro keeper?

Everton are mentioned alongside Fulham as one of two Premiership clubs interested in Middlesbrough goalkeeper, Brad Jones. The main thrust of the report on the Sky Sports website, though, concerns Australian's potential move to West Bromwich Albion in part exchange for Zoltan Gera.
22 Jan   |  Source

Loan move for Celtic's Miller?

David Moyes could replace the injured Andy Johnson — the £8.6m man was stretchered off with a suspected broken ankle at Wigan — with Celtic's Kenny Miller until the end of the season.
21 Jan   |  Source

Everton aim to snatch Fernandes

Everton have supposedly made a late bid to snatch 20-year-old Portuguese international Manuel Fernandes (ex-Portsmouth; now back at Benfica) from underneath the noses of Premiership rivals Middlesbrough.
20 Jan   |  Source

Villa prepared to stump up for Young

While David Moyes, operating on a limited budget, has moaned about the "overheated" state of the transfer market, Martin O'Neill has moved to bolster his side's faltering form by stumping up in excess of £8m for Watford's Ashley Young.

Everton, one of six clubs to have enquired about the winger's availability, are rumoured to have bowed out of the running once the fee passed £6m.
18 Jan   |  Source

QPR say 'hands off Cook'

QPR have told Everton and Tottenham that winger Lee Cook, whom they feel is in the same league as Shaun Wright-Phillips and Aaron Lennon, is not for sale.
18 Jan   |  Source

Billy Jones might be next

David Moyes has been to wtatch Crewe's Billy Jones, and might offer £1M for the left-back, says Alan Nixon in The Mirror.
18 Jan   |  Source

Beattie loan to Parkhead mooted

James Beattie is a possible loan target of Gordon Strachan according to rumour. David Moyes has insisted that the former Southampton striker is not for sale this month, but he would surely take Celtic's cash rather than further weaken his squad with a loan deal.
17 Jan   |  Source

Fiorentina want VdM — on loan!

Fiorentina and keen to setup up a six-month loan deal with Everton for Andy van der Meyde.
16 Jan   |  Source

Wright wanted by West Brom

... but only on loan. Baggies boss Tony Mowbray is keen to take Wright on loan for the remainder of the season
15 Jan   |  Source

Isn't one Davies enough?

Everton are apparently trying to tempt Kevin Davies away from Bolton instead of signing a new contract at The Reebok.
12 Jan   |  Source

Tenous Mendy link

Former Bolton defender, Bernard Mendy, is thought to be angling for a return to the Premiership after an unsuccessful spell with Paris St. Germain. It seems, however, as though Sky are just putting two (Hibbert's injury) and two (Mendy's a right back) together on this one.
11 Jan   |  Source

Smith may want Weir

Everton Club Captain David Weir, who has made only three starts this season, could be tempted to see out his career at Rangers with his old admirer, Walter Smith.
11 Jan   |  Source

Loan move for Edgar Davids

David Moyes is apparently sizing up a bid to take Edgar Davids on loan for the remainder of the season. The Dutchman, now 33, has not been first-choice in the Tottenham midfield this season.
9 Jan   |  Source

Moyes to bid £600k for Geiger

That bloke Alan Nixon reckons David Moyes is going to make a bid for Swiss right-back Bastien Geiger, who is rated at £600k by his club Neuchatel Xamax.
8 Jan   |  Source

Boss denies Davies exit talk

David Moyes says there is no truth in the rumours linking his prize asset Simon Davies with a move to Fulham this month. [Okay, he didn't actually say "prize asset"...]
7 Jan   |  Source

Stalteri 'offered' to Everton

Spurs are apprently hawking Canadian fullback Paul Stalteri around the Premiership and he has already been offered to Everton.
7 Jan   |  Source

Davies close to exit?

Apaprently, Simon Davies has had a medical at Craven Cottage, but Fulham are looking for a reduction in the asking price...
6 Jan   |  Source

Moyes made Young enquiry

According to Watford, Everton are one of six clubs to have enquired about the availability of striker Ashley Young, rated as highly as £6M.
6 Jan   |  Source

Boa Morte and Webster go elsewhere

Luis Boa Morte, a potential swap for Simon Davies, and Andy Webster, long linked with Goodison Park, will not be joining Everton this month. Boa Morte signed for West Ham yesterday and Webster joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.
6 Jan   |  Source

Reo-Coker's absence rekindles link

The decision by West Ham boss Alan Curbishley to leave Nigel Reo-Coker out of his line-up for the FA Cup tie with Brighton & Hove Albion has set tongues wagging once more regarding a potential move away from Upton Park in the current transfer window. With Arsenal ruling out any transfer activity and Manchester United concentrating on Owen Hargreaves, that leaves the likes of Everton, Middlesbrough, Tottenham and Aston Villa as possible suitors, with David Moyes a confirmed admirer of the midfielder.
6 Jan   |  Source

Lescott the Real deal for Madrid?

Real Madrid are weighing up a £7M bid for Joleon Lescott if The Mirror is to be believed. One would hope that Everton wouldn't even consider anything less than £10M!
5 Jan   |  Source

Implications for EFC of PLG exit?

The departure of Paul Le Guen from the Rangers hotseat could have ramifications at Everton, with Barry Ferguson — a rumoured target of the Blues — now likely to stay at Ibrox and David Moyes emerging as a potential candidate behind Walter Smith to succeed the Frenchman as Gers manager.
4 Jan   |  Source

More on possible Ferguson loan

The Daily Post reports at length on the Barry Ferguson situation at Rangers, and hints of a possible loan move to Everton for the unsettled player.
4 Jan   |  Source

Geigar... counting

Geigar, a midfielder who currently plys his trade at Swiss club Xamax, is said to have agreed to a two-day trial at Bellefield before a potential transfer which would go through in time for next season.
3 Jan   |  Source

Barry Ferguson loan link

Having been stripped of the captaincy at Rangers, Barry Ferguson looks to be on his way out of Ibrox Park... so it's obvious that Everton (who tried to sign him under Walter Smith and are looking for a midfielder) would want him, right?

Actually, the loan option for the Scottish international mooted in various media reports is highly plausible. Unfortunately, his time in the Premiership at Blackburn was singularly uninspiring.
3 Jan   |  Source

Hibs' Brown in the frame

Alan Nixon, infamous for much transfer misinformation, reports that David Moyes will lodge a bid for HIbernian's Scott Brown if he can offload Simon Davies to Fulham for ?2m.
3 Jan   |  Source

Battle to keep Mexican protege

Everton face a battle to keep Mexican midfield prospect, Bryan Leyva. The 14 year-old is tied to the club through its US soccer academy in Dallas, Texas and his talent has attracted the interest of the likes of Spanish giants Barcelona, Villarreal, and Mexican clubs Chivas and Tigres.
2 Jan   |  Source

Roeder readying ?6m Beattie bid

Tribal Football cite a report in the News of the World (we can't find it online) that Newcastle United will offer Everton ?6m for James Beattie. Late Christmas present, Moyesey?
31 Dec   |  Source

Davies linked with Cardiff

Unconfirmed reports on this unofficial Cardiff City site suggest that Simon Davies is a target of the Bluebirds. And the rumours suggesting that the Welshman could be bound for Fulham are also refusing to go away.
31 Dec   |  Source

Will it be Will?

Will Hopkins, Rotherham striker; lots of clubs sniffing around... including Everton.
28 Dec   |  Source

Beattie talk beaten down

Blackburn Rovers have now rubbished talk of a bid for James Beattie.
28 Dec   |  Source

Folan... not Forlan!

And the next name out of the hat is Caleb Folan, the Chesterfield striker.
28 Dec   |  Source

Next on the list: Parnaby

Oh look: we just played Middlesbrough... which of their players should we be linked with? How about Stuart Parnaby? He's due to leave on a Bosman...
27 Dec   |  Source

Blackburn ponder ?4M BT bid

BLACKBURN ROVERS are poised to make a bid for James Beattie when the January transfer window opens next week.
26 Dec   |  Source

Maybe it's Murphy?

We understand that Danny Murphy is moving to either Everton or Man City in the New Year.
26 Dec  

Moyes interested in Matt Taylor

David Moyes is said to be interested in signing Portsmouth's left-sided star Matthew Taylor.
24 Dec   |  Source

Real Madrid 'watching' Lescott

Like propoiably a host of others in football, Real Madrid have reportedly been watching Joleon Lescott...
24 Dec   |  Source

Bjarni has no intentions to leave

Suggestions on the NSNO site that Bjarni Thor Vidarsson could be on his way out of Everton after being given permission by David Moyes to leave are wide of the mark. The 19 year-old has been a regular for the Reserves this season and is committed to breaking into the first team at Goodison.
16 Dec   |  Source

Moyes keen on Clint Dempsey

Everton boss Dave Moyes is keen on the MLS attacking midfielder, Clint Dempsey.
14 Dec   |  Source

Blues weighing up Reo-Coker bid

Hitherto just fodder for dodgy rumour sites, a move by Everton for Nigel Reo-Coker is on the cards according to the Echo. The same report suggests that David Moyes is also keen on USA striker, Clint Dempsey.
14 Dec   |  Source

Right-back, you say? Here's Lars...

FC Copenhagen right-back Lars Jacobsen is reportedly a target for the Toffees
8 Dec   |  Source

Lescott to Spurs for ?10M!

Martin Jol wants Jolean Lescott to strengthen his defence. But it won't be until the end of the season...
5 Dec   |  Source

?5M for Nugent

Everton will bid ?5M for Preston striker David Nugent in January.
4 Dec   |  Source

Moyes to swap Davies for Boa Morte

David Moyes has been watching Fulham's Boa Morte and could be looking for a swap deal in January, with Simon Davies going the other way.
4 Dec   |  Source

Healy to heal the goal drought

Northern Ireland's goalscoring sensation David Healy is on the verge of a dream transfer window move to the Premiership ? with Everton.
3 Dec   |  Source

Kitchen quiz: cross between a seive and a wok?

Why a Sivok, of course! Yeas, iits Thomas Sivok, Spart Prague midfielder... Goodison bound for ?2.5M
30 Nov   |  Source

Van der Meyde for Ball?

Johan Derksen, editor of Dutch magazine, Voetbal International, has claimed that PSV Eindhoven are keen to take Andy van der Meyde back to his native Holland once the transfer window opens. Michael Ball to return to Goodison Park as part of the deal? Nothing up on their website as of yet....which is why this is nothing more than a rumour. For now...
27 Nov   |  Source

Arteta eyeing the exit door

Mikel Arteta feels that he may need to move to a more successful club in order to further his international ambitions with Spain.
12 Nov   |  Source

Everton targeting Arsenal youngster?

Everton have joined Middlesbrough and Manchester City in tracking the progress of Arsenal striker, Anthony Stoke. The 18 year-old has scored 10 goals in 5 games at Falkrirk where he is currently on loan.
12 Nov   |  Source

Alan Smith again

Everton could move for Manchester United's Alan Smith in January, possibly on loan. Is it just coincidence that the former Leeds striker's name has started to be bandied about on Everton fans's sites in the past day or so?
12 Nov   |  Source

Blues after Richardson?

Manchester United's Kieron Richardson has apparently emerged as a target of Everton, Tottenham and West Ham. Umm, for £5.5m he's probably not on David Moyes's shopping list.
12 Nov   |  Source

?10M for Cook

Everton are interested in QPR winger Lee Cook, but he'll cost ?10M say QPR...
7 Nov   |  Source

Boro might want Beattie

So say...
6 Nov   |  Source

I say, Giles...

... why don't you come to Everton? ? Giles Barnes, Derby whizkid.
6 Nov   |  Source

Watching Whaley

Everton boss David Moyes is thought to be considering a move for Preston North End midfielder Simon Whaley.
5 Nov   |  Source

Beattie for sale?

Everton will invite offers for James Beattie, looking for a sale in the Janauary transfer window... that's if you believe the:
5 Nov   |  Source

Singin' about Sitjnen

Everton are apparently looking at goalkeeper Stijn Sitjnen from FC Bruges. Everton want a back-up in case Man Utd decide to call Howard back.
2 Nov   |  Source

Sunday chip papers round-up

The News of the Screws report that Everton, along with Shefffield United, are interested in Belgian 'keeper Stijn Stijnen (don't we have enough goalkeepers?). Meanwhile, in The People, the Blues and Fulham are "on the alert" for Celtic star Shaun Maloney and Everton will offer 15 year-old Jack Rodwell a sizeable professional contract to ward off interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
29 Oct  

Mersey clubs eyeing Crewe striker?

ClubCall suggest that Everton and Liverpool are watching the progress of 19 year-old Crewe striker, Nicky Maynard. The fact that even they used a question mark in their headline and reported that David Moyes is delighted with the form of James Beattie makes this one highly questionable at best!
29 Oct   |  Source

Wright sought after

Perhaps they think all goalkeepers improve with age? Watford, Leeds and Charlton are all apparently in a 'race' to secure the services of Richard Wright, who can quit Everton for free at the end of the season. That's what it says at the very bottom of this "Stories they don't want you to hear" column in the Nes of the World!
29 Oct   |  Source

Chelsea sniffing around Kissock

Chelsea are apparently eyeing Everton prospect John-Paul Kissock. The talented midfielder has already figured for the Reserves and England U-17s. Oi, Mourinho! No!
26 Oct   |  Source

It's Billy Clarke the Tractor Boy!

Striker Billy Clarke is being watched closely by the Toffees according to weekend reports known only to The 18-year-old scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's 3-1 win at Southend United, earning the praise of boss Jim Magilton afterwards.
23 Oct   |  Source

We want Davis... Again!

Remember the lengths David Moyes went to, trying to sign Sean Davis from Fulham? He flopped at Spurs and is now at Portsmouth... but Goodison bound in January.
23 Oct   |  Source

Australian 'keeper joins Academy

Australian U-17 goalkeeper, Michael McEntagert, has apparently signed for the Everton Academy from Adelaide United.
22 Oct  

Sochaux midfielder claims Blues' interest

Senegalese midfielder Guiranne Ndaw claims that Galatasaray and Everton have shown interest in signing him. The 22 year-old says that while his dream is to play in the Premiership, he has no immediate plans to leave Sochaux.
20 Oct  

Everton tracking Icelandic youngster

Everton and Reading are reportedly showing interest in Icelandic starlet Birkir Bjarnason, currently plying his trade in Norway with Viking Stavanger.
16 Oct  

Tranmere want Vaughan on loan

Tranmere Rovers would like to get the services fo John Vaughan on loan as he rebuilds his fitness.
13 Oct   |  Source

A Klingon from Leeds???

How far can you get from the transfer window and still have daft rumours? For The People, it's Klingons from Leeds... no, make that Mattew Kilgallon.
9 Oct   |  Source

Nolan for Beattie?

"There will be talks between Kevin Nolan and Everton suits in the Goodison Park boardroom this Christmas. The Toffees will pay cash and one England has-been for the England wannabe..."
5 Oct   |  Source

Chase on for David Edwards

Both Everton and Manchester United are supposedly after Welsh Under-21 captain, David Edwards of Shrewsbury.
12 Sep   |  Source

Moyes to make a move for Fletcher

Everton are reportedly ready to bid ?2M for the talented Hibernian striker Stewart Fletcher and could make the move in January to steal a march on other interested parties.
3 Sep   |  Source

Blues ''interested'' in Diego Tristan

Diego Tristan and Scolari have been released by Deportivo La Coru?a after neither found a club before the transfer deadline. As free agents, they are eligible to sign for a European club outside of the transfer windows and, naturally, Everton are being linked with Tristan, although there's nothing substantive to the speculation.
2 Sep   |  Source

Last-minute Downing swoop?

Stewart Downing from Middlesbough as a last-minute replacement for Kevin Kilbane? A likely story, but that's the rumour mentioned on Talk Sport this afternoon.

But, on a day when Teves and Mascherano have joined West Ham, even the most truly bizarre is possible!
31 Aug  

Fee for Killa is not enough

Everton are likely to reject fulham's ?750k bid for Kecvin Killbane because the fee is not enough to tempt David Moyes to reduce his left-side cover in the squad.
30 Aug   |  Source

Da Silva on his way here?

If you believe in fairies... Anderson da Silva, who has hardly impressed at Malaga, might really become an Everton player!
29 Aug   |  Source

Fulham chasing Kilbane

Fulham boss, Chris Coleman, is reportedly interested in signing Kevin Kilbane for around ?750k.
27 Aug   |  Source

Gravesen claims Everton interest

Thomas Gravesen, who fears he may run out of time to secure a move away from Real Madrdid before the August 31 transfer deadline, says that Everton are one of five British clubs to have expressed an interest in signing him this summer. Celtic, Bolton, Middlesbrough and Newcastle are the others.
27 Aug   |  Source

Davies for Mabranque?

Despite David Moyes's assertion that there is no truth in the rumours that Everton are attempting to sign Fulham's want-away midfielder, Steed Malbranque, the Belgian-born player continues to be linked with the Blues.

The latest report n Sky Sports News suggests that Moyes has offered Chris Coleman Simon Davies in return for Malbranque. We'll know either way in 6 days' time!
25 Aug  

Moyes ready to sue Rooney

The Sunday People newspaper reports that David Moyes will take Wayne Rooney to court for comments made in his "autobiography" about the upstart striker's departure to Manchester United two years ago.
20 Aug   |  Source

Steed on his horse?

Steed Malbranque is in advanced stages of talks with Everton... apparently...
19 Aug   |  Source

Walcott on loan?

Tom from Bury's wife, who works in a nursery on The Wirral overheard an Everton wife claim that Arsenal's Theo Walcott is Goodison-bound, on loan!
12 Aug   |  Source

Ruddy to become Diva star?

John Ruddy, who spent a previous month on loan with Chester City last season may return there for a further loan spell.
11 Aug   |  Source

Sibierski Goodison-bound?

Sky Sports are claiming Manchester City "ace" Antoine Sibierski is set for a move to Goodison. Sibierski's agent, the ever lovable Willie McKay says "I have spoken to David Moyes and he is great admirer of Antoine. He is hoping something can be done to bring Antoine to Goodison Park."
8 Aug   |  Source

Cahill Tottenham-bound?

"My Mum Works for Tottenham Catering Anand overheard Martin Jol saying that Everton's Tim Cahill will replace Michael Carrick."
6 Aug   |  Source

Roeder fancies Beattie

Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder is said to be keen on taking striker James Beattie from Everton to St James' Park...
3 Aug   |  Source

Stoke drop interest in Carsley

Stoke City have apparently dropped their interest in signing Lee Carsley due to his prohibitively high wage demands. Wolverhampton Wanderers are also thought to be looking at the 32 year-old midfielder.
27 Jul   |  Source

Moyes has the eye for Dario

Milan defender Dario Simic claims Everton have made an offer for his services during the close season. David Moyes attempted to sign the 30-year-old during the two transfer windows in 2005 and is a long-term admirer of the Milan player.
26 Jul   |  Source

Wolves interested in Carsley

Wolves are reportedly interested in midfielder, Lee Carsley, who remained behind on Merseyside while the rest of the squad flew to the US for the upcoming friendlies in Ohio and Texas. Is he injured or in contract talks with the Midlands club?
25 Jul   |  Source

17-year-old rejects Everton move

Dundee starlet Kevin McDonald has turned down a ?100k move to Everton.
24 Jul   |  Source

Da Silva clear to play in England?

Brazilian Anderson da Silva's year in limbo could be about to end if reports suggesting he has received clearance from the DoE to play in England. If his work permit is granted, he could join up with the squad and take part in the remainder of the pre-season programme.
21 Jul   |  Source

Gravesen return mooted... again

With Real Madrid taking advantage of the scandal rocking Italian football by raiding the clubs punished with relegation, it's no surprise that rumours suggesting Everton will take up their first option on Thomas Gravesen have resurfaced.
20 Jul   |  Source

Torino interested in AvdM?

Newly promoted Italian outfit Torino are reportedly showing an interest in Andy van der Meyde.
19 Jul   |  Source

Moyes v Jewell for Webster

David Moyes is ready to battle it out with Wigan boss Paul Jewell over the services of Scottish international defender Andy Webster.
19 Jul   |  Source

Thompson still being linked

Winger David Thompson continues to be mentioned in relation to Everton. The ex-Liverpool and Coventry player is a free agent after being released by Blackburn.
14 Jul   |  Source

Emerton staying at Ewood Park

At one stage it looked as though Brett Emerton was a strong candidate to join Everton but it now looks as though the Australian international will be staying at Blackburn Rovers for the next 12 months at least.
14 Jul   |  Source

Moyes still keen to add

No names given, but David Moyes tells Everton TV he is still keen to add a couple more players...
13 Jul   |  Source

Look! it's Wilkshire!!!

Everton are said to be one of a number of clubs considering taking Australian midfielder Luke Wilkshire, who is a free agent, and who was ? get this ? released by Bristol City at the end of last season!!!
12 Jul   |  Source

Sidwell back in the frame

David Moyes is monitoring the situation regarding Reading star Steve Sidwell who looks ready to leave the Madejski Stadium...
7 Jul   |  Source

Moyes misses the Walton bus

David Moyes looks like he will miss out on one reported target as Leeds midfielder Simon Walton is set to move to Charlton.
5 Jul   |  Source

The deal with Anderson da Silva

According to a journalist in Holland, Anderson Silva da Franca, the Brazilian midfielder that Everton "signed" and then loaned to Malaga for the duration of last season, ? [Correction: The player in question is Everton Ramos da Silva. You can see where the confusion arose, though!] ? is set to join Dutch side Heracles Almelo on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move.
4 Jul  

Everton closing in on Emerton

Everton are said (by whom?) to be closing in on a ?1.5M deal for Brett Emerton, who has only one year remaining on his current deal at Blackburn Rovers.
2 Jul   |  Source

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