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The Rumour Mill 2010-11

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

20M Baines swap deal funds N'Zogbia

Put together all the latest transfer tittle-tattle and what do you have? — City with 20M for Baines plus swap deals for rejects Bellamy, Wright-Phillips, Bridge, Adebayor — take your pick. And use the proceeds to buy N'Zogbia... Simples!
30 Jun   |  Source: Clubcall

NotW claims N'Zogbia bid

The News of the World claims Everton are ready to renew their pursuit of Wigan Athletic winger Charles N'Zogbia. The Latics reportedly want £9 million for the midfielder who is also seeking £60,000-a-week and the story goes that Moyes plans to fund the move by selling Spaniard Mikel Arteta...
29 Jun   |  Source: Click Lancashire

Bellamy and SWP: Scraping the barrel?

The Liverpool Echo are carrying an apparently serious story claiming that Everton are "keeping tabs" on Man City rejects Craig Bellamy, 31, and Shaun Wright-Phillips, 29.
29 Jun   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

4M deal for Wes Brown?!?!

The Daily Star is carrying the feintly ridiculous claim that David Moyes is keen to land Man Utd's unwanted 31-year-old defender, Wes Brown, and that a 4 million deal is believed to be on the table.
28 Jun   |  Source: Click Manchester

Blues in weak Ogbonna link

Everton are mentioned as potential suitors of highly-rated Torino defender, Angelo Ogbonna, but with Juventus and Manchester City also reportedly interested and a €12m transfer fee mooted, it would seem the Blues are a bit of a long shot in this equation.
26 Jun   |  Source:

Arteta to Spain Reprise

TalkSport claim that unidentified reports in Spain suggest Fernando Garcia Macua has explored the possibility of bringing Mikel Arteta to Athletic Bilbao if he remains as club President after forthcoming elections.
25 Jun   |  Source: TalkSport

Lonergan linked again

Everton are once again being linked with a move for Preston goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, with Iain Turner potentially moving in the opposite direction after he rejected a new deal at Goodison.
23 Jun   |  Source: Sporting Life

Arsenal back in for Jagielka

Arsenal have resumed their chase for Phil Jagielka according to the Mail. The Gunners failed to persuade Everton to part with the defender last summer for 15m and the report suggests Arsene Wenger has about the same chance of landing him this time around given David Moyes's reluctance to sell.
22 Jun   |  Source: Daily Mail

Palermo eye Mustafi loan deal

Describing his spell at Everton somewhat dramatically as "miserable", young defender Skodran Mustafi tells talkSPORT that Palermo are looking at taking him on loan next season with a view to a permanent deal in a year's time.

Still only 19, young for a defender, Mustafi has yet to break into the first team at Goodison, with the trifecta of Jagielka, Distin and Heitinga retaining a monopoly on the central defensive berths for now.
21 Jun   |  Source: talkSPORT

Wes Brown for 3M?

According to the Sunday Mirror, Wes Brown is being lined up for a 3million move to Everton.

The 31-year-old Manchester United defender is also wanted by Sunderland, Bolton and Blackburn after being told by Sir Alex Ferguson that his time at Old Trafford is up following the emergence of Chris Smalling and arrival of 16.5m Phil Jones.

But Brown, who came through the ranks at United after joining his hometown club as a schoolboy in 1996, prefers a switch to Goodison Park to link-up once again with Phil Neville. And Everton boss David Moyes hopes to be given the cash to land him.
19 Jun   |  Source: Sunday Mirror

Ba looks destined for Tyneside

Senegal striker, Demba Ba, looks to have opted for Newcastle United after returning to England to finalise a move that keeps him in the Premier League.

The 26 year-old rejected an offer to stay at relegated West Ham and has been heavily linked with a switch to Everton but wage demands, rumoured to be in excess of 50,000 a week, have proved to be a major stumbling block.

An executive at Upton Park was quoted as saying that, "He was offered 50,000 a-week wages and a half a million pound signing on fee. But he decided to walk away. We think he may now sign for Everton."

There were reports, however, that Ba had agreed personal terms with Newcastle United and it's now being reported that he is traveling to St James' Park to put pen to paper with the Barcodes.
15 Jun   |  Source: Sky Sports

Real playmaker on loan

Everton could take Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Canales on a season-long loan after it emerged that Jose Mourinho is keen on letting the 20 year-old gain first-team experience elsewhere.
13 Jun   |  Source: The Mirror via

Demba Ba and Yakubu could trade places

Everton are still being strongly linked with a move for West Ham striker Demba Ba but the Senegalese's lofty wage demands are a major stumbling block for the Blues and they're unlikely to relent in negotiations.

That would leave the 28 year-old with Newcastle if media reports are to be believed but, faced with losing Ba, West Ham have rekindled their interest in Yakubu.

Everton rejected an offer of around 6m for the Nigerian last summer, a decision they probably now regret after farming the Yak out to Leicester on loan and then seeing his proposed permanent move to the Walkers Stadium flounder over his own salary expectations.
13 Jun   |  Source: Daily Mail

Spurs emerge as new suitors for Rodwell

Tottenham are reportedly looking at Jack Rodwell now that the England U-21 international is seemingly off Manchester United's radar now that they've snapped up Phil Jones instead.

London's Metro newspaper suggest that Harry Redknapp would have to sell in order to buy the 20m-rated player but is very interested.

12 Jun   |  Source: Metro

Arteta linked again with Spain retun

Under a predictably awful headline, the Star report that Valencia are again interested in Mikel Arteta. Citing Everton's need to raise cash from player sales in order to buy, the red-top suggests that David Moyes could look to offload one of Leightom Baines (who is now being linked with Arsenal)' Phil Jagielka, or Arteta.
12 Jun   |  Source: Daily Star

Moyes-to-Villa speculation continues

Paper talk linking David Moyes with the vacant Aston Villa continues but the Everton boss' comfortable position at Goodison means his odds are longer than the likes of Mark Hughes, Rafael Benitez and Steven McLaren. Villa supremo Randy Lerner's search for a permanent successor to Martin O'Neill goes on after Ricardo Martinez rejected the position.
11 Jun   |  Source: mirrorfootball

Boyata loan on the cards

Everton have joined the chase to snag Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata on loan. The 20 year-old Belgian was apparently a potential make-weight in a deal to bring Gary Cahill to Eastlands from Bolton, but Boyata wasn't keen on joining the Trotters.

The player's father, though, suggests that Everton have entered the frame and that the Blues are "very much an option fir him".
11 Jun   |  Source: Daily Mail

Blues still linked with Defour move

Long-time Everton target Steven Defour will make a decision regarding his future when he returns from holiday, with his agent, Paul Stefani, suggesting that the 22-year-old will have his pick of "several" offers.

Reports in Belgium have apparently cited Spartak Moscow and Everton as being the front-runners for the signature of Marouane Fellaini's former Standard Liege teammate but the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool (whom the Belgian international claims to support) have been linked with him as well in the past.
10 Jun   |  Source: TalkSport

Moyes preparing N'Zogbia bid

Everton are looking to enter the race to sign much-fancied Charles N'Zogbia from WIgan Athletic even though the Latics are believed to be highly reluctant to sell to a team not playing in next season's Champions League.

Liverpool, Newcastle and Sunderland are all reportedly interested but MirrorFootball claim that David Moyes won't get the French winger for less than 9m and is looking to offload Yakubu and Joseph Yobo in short order to fund the offer.

Everton would be an attractive proposition for N'Zogbia because he wouldn't have to move house.
10 Jun   |  Source: MirrorFootball

Young Doncaster 'keeper eyed

Everton are being linked with a move for 20 year-old Doncaster goalkeeper, Gary Woods, as potential cover for Tim Howard.

Current understudy Jan Mucha is known to be restless after spending last season watching from the bench and could move on this summer if the right opportunity arises.
9 Jun   |  Source: Daily Mail

Yakubu's Leicester move close

Yakubu is close to sealing a permanent move to Leicester City after a potential move to Turkey fell through. No fee is being reported as yet but it's thought that something in the region of 3m to 5m would be enough to take the Nigerian off Everton's hands.

The striker's compatriot, Joseph Yobo, is also looking to make his move away from Goodison permanent but differences remain over valuation between Fenerbahce and Everton, with the Turks offering a measly 1m for the defender.
9 Jun   |  Source: MirrorFootball

Klose seals Lazio switch

Confirmation that Everton have missed out on reported transfer target, Miroslav Klose, comes after the 32 year-old German international signed for Lazio today after completing a medical.
9 Jun   |  Source: The Telegraph

Everton tipped to land Long

Citing "reports emanating from England", Sports News Ireland suggest that Everton are close to signing Shane Long from Reading.

The odds that the 24 year-old, who scored 25 goals for the Royals last season, leaving the Madejski Stadium increased enormously when Reading lost the Championship Playoff final to Swansea City at the end of last month and it would seem that the Blues have beaten off competition for striker from the likes of Celtic, Wolves and Newcastle.

It's thought that a fee of around 5m would be enough to seal the deal.
9 Jun   |  Source: Sports News Ireland

Moyes closes in on Bothroyd

Everton are close to tying up the acquisition of Jay Bothroyd according to the latest rumours. The striker has left Cardiff City after the Bluebirds failed to gain promotion from the Championship and could be set for a free transfer to Goodison Park.

The 29 year-old scored 20 goals for the Welsh side last season and was capped once by England.
7 Jun   |  Source: Daily Mail

Valencia and Lazio join Klose pursuit

Bayern Munich have announced that they will not be renewing Mirislav Klose's contract but while Everton have made their interest in the 32 year-old clear, the Blues face stern competition from the likes of Lazio in Italy and, now, Valencia in Spain.

Klose has struggled to score goals regularly in the Bundesliga over the last couple of seasons but came alive once again on his favourite stage last year with more terrific form at the World Cup and there is a clutch of clubs looking to give him his swansong.
6 Jun   |  Source: Sky Sports

Could it be Guy Moussi? understands Guy Moussi is to leave Nottingham Forest for a move to the Premier League. Moussi is out of contract at the City Ground and is available on a free transfer.

The Frenchman has been unable to agree a new deal and is poised to move on for pastures new this summer. Everton are thought to be leading the chase for the 26-year-old with David Moyes understood to be a big admirer of the midfielder.
4 Jun   |  Source: Sky Sports

Hanga Changa Manga

Sky Sports says that reports in France and Africa have claimed Lorient defender Ecuele Manga is a firm target for Everton. The 22-year-old Gabon international centre-back admits he would be flattered just to be on Everton boss David Moyes's radar...
4 Jun   |  Source: Sky Sports

Demba Ba also a real target?

It appears that Demba Ba may be a realistic target, with Everton having chased him in the January window and the Daily Post now touting him alongside Klose. He has a get-out clause that was triggered by West Ham's relegation, and some social network sites are claiming Everton are in "advanced talks" with the player but there are no reliable indications of this.
3 Jun   |  Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Is Moyes really keen on Klose?

In The Echo, Gregg O'Keefe claims definitively that:

Everton are trying to land a major summer transfer coup by luring World Cup goal-scoring hero Miroslav Klose, 32, to Goodison.

Manager David Moyes wants the prolific Bayern Munich striker to lead his forward line next season, but knows he faces an uphill task to put together a salary package capable of persuading him.

Who are we to believe? Moyes — who told us not to believe anyone except him? But who has said nothing about Klose... or anyone else?

Or The Echo, whose journos talk to Moyes on a daily basis? But we are not averse to making things up...
2 Jun   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

It's a NO to Jay & Joey

The Echo claims that David Moyes will not be going after Jay Bothroyd or Joey Barton this summer...
1 Jun   |  Source: Chester Chronicle

Yak heading to Turkey?

With no-one in England interested in meeting his wage demands, it is claimed that Yakubu is now considering a move to Turkey, Fernerbahce or Karabukspor being his destination for a fee of maybe 3M.
31 May   |  Source: Afrikan Soccer

Bothroyd murmours getting louder

The local press are suggesting, based on little more than internet rumours, that Everton are "considering" the signing of Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd.
31 May   |  Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Ba wants too much money

The Mirror claims that West Ham United's Demba Ba is asking for too big a singing fee and too much in wages for a move that Everton can't afford.
30 May   |  Source: The Mirror

Yet another play-off link

It doesn't take much to see what goes to make a good link for a future transfer to Everton: score in one of the many lower-league play-offs. The latest in this lengthen line is 27-year-old LLeague One Peterborough striker Craig Mackail-Smith, who has famously stated: "I'd love to be in the Premier League next season, that would be a dream come true."
30 May   |  Source:

Barton... a silly season favourite

Seems Joey Barton gets linked to Everton every transfer window... this time precipitated by much media concern over his contract status at Newcastle United.
29 May   |  Source: Daily Mail

Getting Klose?

The Mail insists that Everton are interested in the aging German striker, Miroslav Klose, who has apparently rejected Bayern Munich's latest offer...
27 May   |  Source: Daily Mail

We've heard it all before

Based on comments form Mikel Arteta that could be interpreted to mean anything, the latest round of Rodwell trash talk from a slew of the least reputable websites seems to have started with claiming that David Moyes is ready to do business with Manchester United moving for the Everton player "in the summer".
26 May   |  Source:

Dann is the Man!

Everton are supposedly interested in Scott Dann, the Birmingham City centre-back — whose absence through injury is considered to have had a major bearing on the Brummies' relegation — is now widely expected to leave St Andrews in the summer.
25 May   |  Source: Click Manchester

Owen to finally come home?

Fans FC Claims that David Moyes wants to sign at least two new strikers this summer, and will offer Michael Owen a move to Goodison Park in the coming weeks. The 30-year-old Owen will be out of contract with Man Utd next month.
24 May   |  Source:

Attention: Bothroyd is now available...

Jay Bothroyd has left Cardiff City and the Mail claims that Everton are one of the clubs interested in giving the 28-year-old an opportunity to play in the Premier League.
23 May   |  Source: Daily Mail

Relegation off-cast raffle #1

The highly questionable Metro site 'believes' David Moyes is interested in getting DJ Campbell from relegated Blackpool.
23 May   |  Source:

Fire Sale

The Daily Mail claims that Everton are looking to offload loan stars Yobo (to Fenerbahce), Yakubu (to Leicester) and Vaughan (to Palace or Derby), with Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and John Heitinga also 'allowed to leave'...
18 May   |  Source: Daily Mail

Longing for Long

The Mirror claims that Everton are 'monitoring' 24-year-old striker Shane Long, who has pledged that he will stay with Reading if they win the Championship playoff final against Swansea.
18 May   |  Source: The Mirror

Name of the Day: Kevin de Bruyne

The Daily Mail says Everton had a scout watch Racing Genk star Kevin de Bruyne in Genk's top-of-the-table Belgian League clash with Standard Liege...
18 May   |  Source: Yahoo New Zealand

Gerrinfer Gervinho

The Daily Mail claims that David Moyes has been taking a look at Lille's 10million-rated striker Gervinho.
17 May   |  Source: Daily Mail

Turner set for Preston deal

Preston are close to agreeing a permanent deal for Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner, claims. The 27-year-old joined Preston on loan in February and despite the club suffering relegation the shot-stopper impressed at Deepdale. Turner joined Everton in 2003 from Stirling Albion, but he has been unable to establish himself at Goodison Park, making just five appearances in the first team. Everton boss David Moyes is ready to let Turner move on with the player well down the pecking order in his plans.
16 May   |  Source: Sky Sports

City to go for Baines as well

Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit of Everton defender Leighton Baines, according to The Mirror. The 26-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs after an impressive season on Merseyside, with Bayern Munich and rivals Liverpool also reported to be interested.

But now City are reportedly set to make a formal 18 million move for the England international.
15 May   |  Source:

Moyes could be off to Villa

The Daily Star Sunday has been told [by whom???] that David Moyes would top Villa's wanted list in the event of Gerard Houllier being unable to continue in his role.

The Star claims the move would create a major dilemma for the Everton boss, who would have to decide whether it was time to move on after nine years at Goodison, where he has job security and the respect of chairman Bill Kenwright and the Everton board. But Villa would represent a new challenge and would give him more money to spend in the transfer market.
15 May   |  Source: Daily Star

David Vaughan move restated

Here's one that might actually have an element of truth: Everton are thought to be planning a summer swoop for Blackpool's David Vaughan. His contract is up for renewal at the end of the season and he is available on a free.

One of our readers, Dan McKie, told is about this possibility early last month, so this just may be the one rumour in hundreds that actually has some legs.
13 May   |  Source: Click Liverpool

Another Danny Boy...

The Sun claims that Everton are eyeing up a summer loan swoop for Man Utd striker Danny Welbeck. The 20-year-old has spent this season at Sunderland on loan.
12 May   |  Source: Yahoo New Zealand

Jack's now going to City

The Mail claims that Man Utd's interest in Jack Rodwell has waned and that rivals Man City will come in with the requisite 20M.
11 May   |  Source: Daily Mail

Para bailar La Bamba

Are Everton set to dance La Bamba with Leicester defender, Sol this summer? Or is this today's entry for "Think of a Name..."?
10 May   |  Source: Daily Mail

Westwood Ho!

Everton are supposedly the latest club to be showing an interest in Coventry goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who is out of contract this summer. David Moyes is understood to be seeking a back-up for Tim Howard (especially if Jan Mucha is leaving) and the chance to play in the top flight may persuade Westwood that Goodison is the move for him.
10 May   |  Source: Setanta Sports

Danish Defender's Date with Destiny?

Clubcall claim that Everton are understood to be keen on a summer move for 21-year-old FC Copenhagen central defender Mathias Jorgensen, who helped Copenhagen to the Danish league title this season.
9 May   |  Source: Clubcall

Palace set to take Vaughan

Crystal Palace have confirmed that they will make a summer move for on-loan Everton striker James Vaughan who is set to leave Goodison Park at the end of the season. After two loan spellswith Palace this season and nine goals in 30 appearances, south London could be his likeliest destination.
5 May   |  Source: Sporting Life

Moyes to corral Kayal?

Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal is supposedly interesting Everton... David Moyes made a personal check on the Israel international on the weekend. Kayal is set for new contract talks with Celtic at the end of the season after a stellar campaign.
3 May   |  Source: Yahoo New Zealand

Oh Dani Boy...

Espanyol forward Dani Osvaldo is assumed to be one of David Moyes's summer targets as he looks to add to his misfiring front line. Moyes was spotted at the Espanyol v Athletic Bilbao match on Monday night, when the 12M rated striker scored one and set up the other in his side's 2-1 victory.
3 May   |  Source: Setanta Sports

Moyes only asking £2M for The Yak

The People claims that David Moyes will let Yakubu go this summer — but only wants a 2million fee for the Nigeria forward. Yakubu, 28, has been banging in the goals for Leicester City on loan but will not be staying on and is supposedly attracting plenty of interest from abroad.
2 May   |  Source:

Bridge plus £20M for Baines

The Sunday Ex[pess that Manchester City are ready to offer Everton 20 million — and Wayne Bridge — for full-back Leighton Baines.
1 May   |  Source: Sunday Express

The Long and Short of it...

The Daily Express claims that Everton are tracking Reading's Shane Long as David Moyes supposedly searches for the reinforcements needed to bolster his goal-shy forward line. Republic of Ireland striker Long has reportedly impressed with 26 goals in 54 appearances for club and country this season and Moyes is said to have been receiving regular reports on him.
28 Apr   |  Source: Daily Express

Carry on, Callejon

Espanyol playmaker Jose Callejon is supposedly a target for Everton and Blackburn. David Moyes is thought to have dispatched scouts to watch the 24-year-old in action, during Espanyol's 1-0 defeat at Sporting Gijon on Sunday, with a view to a summer move for the midfielder rated at around the 6-7M mark.
26 Apr   |  Source:

No Closer and Klose

Striker Miroslav Klose is coming to the end of his contract at Bayern Munich this summer, and according to reports today he is aiming to try his hand in the Premier League before he retires, with Tottenham and Everton said to be the most keen to sign the prolific hitman.

The Star reports that Klose is sending his wife (who doubles up as his agent) to England to commence talks with the two Premiership clubs, but the first principle is that they must match the wages he currently gets from Bayern Munich.

Miro earns a great deal of money with us, Hoeness said. I don't think he'd be interested in taking a big pay cut.

Err... that would seem to rule out Everton!
24 Apr   |  Source: Footy Latest

Voulez-vous jouer avec nous, Matthieu?

TalkSport claim that Everton are supposedly lining up a move for Stuttgart defender Matthieu Delpierre, a 29-year-old Frenchman who has only made 16 Bundesliga appearances this season despite his club spending lengthy periods near the relegation zone of Germany's Bundesliga. The player hardly fits the usual Moyes profile of young, clean and hopeful, with two red cards this season... but maybe he's a mate of Sylvain Distin?
22 Apr   |  Source: TalkSport

Bily rubbishes Rubin rumours

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has denied reports claiming he is set for a move to Russian club Rubin Kazan.

"Do not believe the rumors about Rubin. I didn't go and they didn't call," he posted on Twitter.
22 Apr   |  Source: Yahoo! Sports

Double swoop on Everton Artillery

Valencia are preparing a summer raid on Everton for both Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill, unnamed sources in Spain have supposedly revealed...
20 Apr   |  Source: Footy Bunker

2011-12 jerseys leaked

Everton do their best to use the unveiling of the new home strip every year as a marketing exercise but their thunder is usually stolen by leaked photos and this year appears to be no different.

As was the case this time last year, the EPL Talk blog is running photos purportedly to be of the 2011-12 Everton home shirt, complete with collar and slightly odd beige (gold?) trim.

Update: The change strip has also been leaked and, striking one for the purists, it's finally back to amber!
18 Apr   |  Source: EPL Talk

Hey up, Hugo!

Everton are lining up a 10M summer move for Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega, according to The Mirror.
18 Apr   |  Source:

Whatzat You Say, Yousef???

"There are lots of clubs interested in me, but I have not decided where I want to go yet. I'm attracted to leagues in Spain and England." — So spake one Yousef Al-Arabi, star Morrocan goalpoacher of French Ligue Un strugglers Caen. Which means, of course, that the 24-year-old is 'on the radar' of both Everton and Newcastle.... Pass the pepper.
13 Apr   |  Source: TalkSport

Lick it up for Ljajic

TalkSport make the rather questionable claim that Everton (who are skint) have stepped up their attempts to sign highly-rated Serbian 'starlet' Adem Ljajic by supposedly increasing their offer to 7.9M for the midfielder.

Italian media reports suggest David Moyes has made an improved bid for the Fiorentina playmaker after having an earlier 6m offer turned down.

The Serie A side are keen though to wait until the end of the season to begin any sort of negotiations for Ljajic, who looked set to join Manchester United in December 2009 before work permit issues scuppered the deal and he instead joined Fiorentina for 7m.

The 19-year-old former FK Partizan player has also reportedly attracted interest from a host of German clubs.
12 Apr   |  Source: TalkSport

Moyes confirms Burn Bid

David Moyes has admitted his attempts to scout Darlington defender Dan Burn on the quiet were scuppered:

I was going to pay and stand on the terracing, but I got seen so that was that. I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do.

We have made an offer for him and he would come into the same category as Greek striker Apostolos Vellios.

So before people say we are making a big signing, it is a young player who might have a chance of improvement."
9 Apr   |  Source: Non-League Daily

French Forest flop for free?

Perhaps a sense of realism is finally reaching those who invent the transfer romours, Everton being linked to French flop Guy Mousssi at Forest, who is 26 and out of contract in the summer. Perfect!
8 Apr   |  Source:

VultureWatch #14: midfield feedfest

The latest addition to the gaggle of gathering vultures circling Goodison Park to pick off the best bits as Everton will supposedly enter firesale mode to reduce debts this summer is Valencia, who have their talons into midfielder Mikel Arteta.
7 Apr   |  Source: Daily Mail

Ignasi Miguel on loan next season

The People says Everton are heading the chase to snap up Arsenal youngster Ignasi Miguel on loan next season. At least that might be more realistic than saying talking millions in transfer fees...
4 Apr   |  Source:

David Vaughan from Blackpool...

From Dan McKie — "This could be rubbish, but I have no reason to believe so. I'm an Everton Season Ticket holder but live in Blackpool and my friend who works the security desk at BFC let in a couple of suits from Everton FC through the door who he tells me were there to finalise a deal for David Vaughan, whose contract expires with the seasiders in the summer. He is close to a few of the players and seemed certain the deal is done. Newcastle were also sniffing around (shock)."
3 Apr  

Moyes to go in the summer

In another episode of The Gathering Vultures, the increasingly despicable Daily Mail already has David Moyes leaving in the summer after his squad is dismantled to pay off increasing debts.
3 Apr   |  Source: Daily Mail

No, it's Baines to Liverpool for 15M

Or is this just another regurgitation from another useless red-top tabloid?
3 Apr   |  Source: Daily Star

Time to talk up 10M Baines move to Arsenal

It's only been less than two weeks since the last big "shock" news about Baines going to Liverpool was revealed but the vultures of the press are gathering again to tear apart what remains of Everton's paltry squad. This time it's Arsenal eyeing up Everton's left back, supposedly for 10M.
1 Apr   |  Source: Daily Mail

Everton to return to Anfield

Sports Pro Media are running what appears to be an goo April Fool's Day gag, claiming that Everton will move back to Anfield and share the existing stadium with Liverpool for the 2012-13 season in order to save money.
1 Apr   |  Source: Sports Pro Media

Welbeck for Rodwell?

The Mail claims that David Moyes will ask for Danny Welbeck when Man Utd come calling for Jack Rodwell in the summer.
27 Mar   |  Source: Mail on Sunday

Wes Brown a target?

The Mirror is full of it today, including this claim that Everton will try and tempt Wes Brown away from Manchester United this summer.
27 Mar   |  Source: The Mirror

Villa want Moyes

The Daily Mail claims that Aston Villa will put Everton manager David Moyes top of their short list this summer, with Gerard Houllier set to leave even if the club survive in the Premier League.
27 Mar   |  Source: Mail on Sunday

Spurs want Moyes claim that Tottenham are lining up David Moyes to succeed Harry Redknapp as fears grow that the Spurs manager could be installed in the England hot-seat within months.
26 Mar   |  Source:

Burnley might want to keep Duffy

Burnley are very pleased about getting Shane Duffy on loan, with a view to something longer term, but Everton likely want him get some good first-team experience in a lower league before he looks to step up to the first team.
26 Mar   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

GooGoo GaGo GaGa

Everton are supposedly closing in on Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago... despite the fact that they have no money... and the transfer window is closed. However, Turin sources say Everton are "a step away" [Uh?] from closing a deal for Gago. Everton hope to sign the midfielder for around 6 million in June.
23 Mar  

Ominous silence on Saha injury

When Louis Saha landed badly near the end of the Fulham game, it did not look good... and the call for a stretcher to carry him off the field only served to underline the potential seriousness of his injury. But Everton have said nothing about it. Which raises suspicions, and fuels the rumours, such as the one posted in our mailbag yesterday that he has cracked a bone in his leg and will not play again this season. Surely after three days, they have some idea how bad it is?
22 Mar  

Real Madrid told £25M for Big Mo claim that Real Madrid have been told they will need to stump up a cool 25M for Everton's injured midfield presence, Marouane Fellaini, come the summer transfer window...
21 Mar   |  Source:

Liverpool might come in for Baines

The News of the World is claiming that Liverpool will try to secure the services of Leighton Baines in the summer... by which time it will no longer be a "shock".
20 Mar   |  Source:

Today's Transfer Target: Jason Puncheon

Everton are supposed to be interested in Jason Puncheon, a winger who is on loan to Blackpool from Southampton...
18 Mar   |  Source: Click Lancashire

Today's transfer link: Miralem Sulejmani

Everton are supposedly looking at Ajax striker Miralem Sulejmani, a 22-year-old Serbia international with work permit issues and a 9M price tag...
16 Mar   |  Source: TalkSport

Everton interested in Nils Petersen

The People claims that 22-year-old 3M striker Nils Petersen, who plays for Dutch second division side FC Energie Cottbus, is interesting Everton FC... despite the fact that Everton have no money... and even if they did it's THREE MONTHS before the transfer window repoens!!!
15 Mar   |  Source: Click Lancashire

United to bid £25M for Rodwell

Jack Rodwell turns 20 and The Sun boldly declares that Alex Ferguson has reached an agreement in principle (with whom?) to sign Everton whizkid Jack Rodwell for 25 million...

Apparently, the agreement is with the Glaziers, who he has persuaded to increase their offer from the 15 million they claim was offered in January, and that the new offer will occur "in the summer".
12 Mar   |  Source: The Sun

More supposition on Rodwell's future

A throwaway line buried in another hugely speculative Mail 'Exclusive' has been doing the rounds of the internet transfer ghouls:

"Ferguson... senses Everton may finally be ready to relent over allowing him to follow Wayne Rooney to Old Trafford."

Based on what? How does this justify the headline: "Manchester United transfer pursuit of Everton wonderkid nears conclusion" from a Sportingo 'journalist' — with THREE MONTHS still to go before the transfer window reopens???
11 Mar   |  Source: Daily Mail

Rodwell & Distin to plug Arsenal holes

Another tedious transfer link, this one somewhat predictably follows Arsenal's welcome departure from the Champions League (further retribution for the disgusting comments of their captain Fabregas, and Wenger deniying them and calling Moyes a liar) claiming that DIstin and Rodwell will plug Arsenal's defensive gaps... in the summer... which is at least three months away.
9 Mar   |  Source:

Yakubu looking to stay with Foxes

Yakubu wants to make his loan move to Leicester permanent if the Foxes clinch promotion to the Premier League according to Sven Goran Eriksson.

I'm quite sure if we go up that Yakubu will stay, and he wants to.
4 Mar   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

Three offers for Everton rejected

Three potential bids for Everton FC have been rejected in the past year according to a report on BBC North West this evening, two from the USA, including one investment consortium who owns a major sporting franchise, and one from Asia.

Negotiations with one of the potential investors, said to have "very deep pockets", went to an advanced stage before being abruptly halted for reasons that are not known. There has apparently not been much interest since the inquiry from the US in April last year, though.

Everton have refused so far to comment on the story which calls into question the Board's claim that there have been no serious offers for the club. David Bick, a financial investment broker, claims to have been approached by a number of consortia looking to initiate takeover talks with Everton.

A discussion on the topic is apparently slated for 7pm on Radio Merseyside this evening.
2 Mar   |  Source: BBC North West

Bily misses Moscow...

So Diniyar Bilyaletdinov admits to missing life in his home town of Moscow, and the hopeless journalists at the Daily Mail leap to the conclusion that he wants to leave Everton. Bily has denied such nonsense by tweeting "Don't believe the papers! Translation is incorrect! I'm an Everton player!"
27 Feb   |  Source: Daily Mail

Andy King mk II

Everton are considering an approach for Leicester City's Andy King this summer having seen the midfielder's impressive form this season which has seen him bag 15 goals for the Championship side.

If true, negotiations would no doubt be aided by the Foxes desire to sign Yakubu on a permanent basis, with the Blues expected to again be on a very tight budget.
24 Feb   |  Source: Daily Mail

Obinna: Everton are also interested.

That's all it says — a throwaway line at the end of this speculative Daily Mail story on Obinna's future... with Inter, West Ham... or whoever.
24 Feb   |  Source: Daily Mail

Now it's Real in the mix

We are still months and months away from the next transfer window, but thats doesn't faze the rumour-writers, who claim that Joe Murinho has asked to be "kept informed" regarding Jack Rodwell's availability.
22 Feb   |  Source:

First United... now City

Not content with flinging out the United bait for Rodwell, The Daily Mail, based seemingly on nothing whatsoever, now claims City want in on the the summer's big transfer action too...
20 Feb   |  Source: Daily Mail

United to bid 15M for Rodwell

The summer transfer window is months away but that doesn't stop the Daily Mail, who have put their own meat on a line Sir Alex wrote in his programme notes...
19 Feb   |  Source: Daily Mail

Fellaini's dad mouthing off again

As if right on que, capitalizing on the dire state of Everton finances and the rumours that players will be sold to maintain the club as a going concern, Marouane Fellaini's father (who also just happens to be his agent as well) spouts forth about how Chelsea have been tracking his boy "intensively".
16 Feb   |  Source: Footy Latest

Contract talks for Fellaini

TalkSport claim that Everton will start contract talks with Marouane Fellaini, whose current agreement still has more than two years to run. While long-term contracts are expensive commitments for the cash-strapped club, they help to guard against losing valuable players — virtually the only real assets the club has — for a small fee (Pienaar) or nothing (Gosling).
9 Feb   |  Source:

Everton will be sold

We've heard it all before... and the timing seems somewhat remarkable... but Keith Harris of Seymour Pearce was heard on Radio City's Terrace Talk this morning, claiming that the asking price for Everton Football Club is between 100M and 120M, and that there are not one but three interested parties.

He felt one of the stumbling blocks is the aging stadium and the estimated 300M needed for its replacement, but said he was confident that Everton would be sold in the near future...
5 Feb   |  Source: Radio City: Terrace Talk

Chelsea wanted Heitinga

Talksport claim that Chelsea may have been interested in signing Johnny Heitinga if they had not secured the services of David Luiz.
3 Feb   |  Source: Talksport

Moyes Leaving? Just betting talk...

The odds on David Moyes being the next Premier League manager to leave his club were cut from 16/1 to 3/1 by William Hill as a gamble supposedly developed during the early part of Wednesday that he was about to leave Everton. But with no supporting evidence to back up the claims, his odds drifted back out, doubling to 6/1.
2 Feb   |  Source:


[Editorial Note:] We are getting numerous posts from concerned fans who have been hearing rumours of imminent administration... for days now.

Meanwhile, nothing whatsover — not even a squeak — has appeared in the media.

Given what a massive story this would be if it had even the merest glimmer of an ember beneath the wisps of smoke, it would appear to be fanned by the usual paranoia that runs riot among the supporters when there are signs that can be read as indicating trouble.

Our mailbag has long debated such issues and concerns; today is no different, and the linked 'source' articel (below) contains comment from concerned fans in the absence of anything meaningful from the club or the local papers by way of reassurance.
1 Feb   |  Source: What IS happening to our club?

Agard off on loan to Kilmarnock

With Agard's loan to Peterbourgh collapsing when they switched managers, the Everton Academy striker is set to join Kilmarnock on loan for the rest of the season... making him the sixth player shifted off the payroll.
31 Jan   |  Source: Sky Sports

No Spurs bid for Neville

David Moyes has insisted he has fielded no approach from Tottenham for captain Phil Neville and does not expect any major activity on the final day of the transfer window. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is a confirmed admirer of Neville and reports over the weekend claimed he may make a deadline-day offer for the former Manchester United man. Moyes has made it clear he has no intention of letting his key players leave the club and he has confirmed he has not been contacted by Spurs.
31 Jan   |  Source: ESPN

Eagles happy at Burnley

While Everton are keen to take him back to the Premier League, the 4 million asking price for Chris Eagles, appears beyond them. I'm just concentrating on Burnley and whatever happens will happen. I love it here although I would find it hard to resist a move. Everton are a great club, but at present I don't want to think about it, said Eagles, a 1.2 million capture from Manchester United two years ago.
31 Jan   |  Source: The Telegraph

Heitinga in talks with Chelsea

Chelsea have made a last-minute bid for John Heitinga according to reports in Holland.
31 Jan   |  Source:

Neville-Keane swap mooted

Tottenham "will allow Everton to sign Robbie Keane" on loan before the transfer window if they'll let Phil Neville for 2m according to the... erm.. ever-reliable Daily Star.
30 Jan   |  Source: Daily Star

Bilyaletdinov to Leicester!

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov could follow Yakubu to Leicester City according to Soccervoice (who are dey?), one of the more unlikely rumours to have been floated this month. File under "You'd have to be mad, Davey Lad"
29 Jan   |  Source:

Next in line: Carlos Vela

Despite no incoming so far, it hasn't stopped the rumour-mongering, with Mexican flop Carlos Vela of Arsenal cited as the latest loan target for David Moyes.
28 Jan   |  Source:

Mbokani not coming to Everton

Despite their conviction that Mbokani would be coming to Goodison Park, the Daily Mail are now crowing that he remain in the Bundesliga, going to Wolfsburg on loan.
26 Jan   |  Source: Daily Mail

3m Kranjcar bid rejected are reporting that Everton have had a 3m bid for midfielder Niko Kranjcar turned down by Tottenham Hotspur who apparently value the Croatian at closer to 5m.

The Blues were reportedly in for Kranjcar when he left Portsmouth last year but lost out to Spurs, the player citing the desire to link up with Harry Redknapp again as the deciding factor.
25 Jan   |  Source:

Spurs still being linked with Neville swoop

Harry Redknapp is not going to take "no" for an answer from David Moyes over Phil Neville if MirrorFootball are to be believed. They report that the Spurs boss will lodge a formal bid for the experienced Everton captain this week.
25 Jan   |  Source: MirrorFootball

Diego Castro in as Pienaar replacement

David Moyes has supposedly lined up Sporting Gijon winger Diego Castro as his next acquisition. With Moyes forced into scouring the bargain basement, the little-known 28-year-old is said to be attracted to the idea of playing in the English Premier League.
24 Jan   |  Source:

Mbokani interest revived

Everton are back in for Dieumerci Mbokani after it emerged that Monaco are trying to land Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City, according to the Mail.

The Blues were reported to have dropped their interest when it appeared the French side weren't willing to let him go out on loan but that may change if they can secure Adebayor for around 9m.
24 Jan   |  Source: Daily Mail

Moyes eyes Demba Ba

Having seen an approach for Dieumerci Mbokani fall through, David Moyes has reportedly turned his attentions to Hoffenheim striker Demba Ba who — and this will inspire confidence — saw proposed moves to West Ham and Stoke collapse over a failed medical.
22 Jan   |  Source: The Guardian

Burnley enter running for Vaughan

Burnley have joined Celtic in a battle to sign James Vaughan from Everton according the internet rumours now backed up by a report in the Mail.

The Scottish side appeared to close to landing the 22 year-old, having reportedly agreed a 250,000 "rental payment" with the Blues to take the striker on loan but the Clarets' interest could set up a part-exchange deal for Chris Eagles who has been linked with a move to Goodison Park this month.
21 Jan   |  Source: Daily Mail

Boussoufa interested in Everton move

Presumably when asked about potential interest from Merseyside, Moroccan-born Dutch international Mbark Boussoufa has said that he would love to play in England and that Everton are a "very good club".

"Listen, I am very happy here but you never know what will happen in football," he said.

"Once all parties are happy, you can move on.

"Everton? They are a very good club and to play in England would be fantastic." File under "player talking up his prospects".

File under "Player talking up his prospects" and "Everton have no money"
20 Jan   |  Source: Sky Sports

Fenerbahce haggle over Yobo fee

Fenerbahce are hopeful of making Joseph Yobo's loan move from Everton permanent this summer per the original agreement but it seems as though a fee was not agreed up front.

The Turkish club are apparently balking at the 8m asking price and are looking to pay something closer to 3m to 4m for the Nigerian defender.
19 Jan   |  Source: The National Online

Anichebe set to extend contract

It could be like a new signing... Victor Anichebe is poised to end speculation over his future by agreeing a new deal at Goodison Park. Anichebe's current deal is due to expire in the summer, but Everton have now moved to secure the talented forward on a new long-term contract. Anichebe has always insisted he was keen to stay at Goodison Park and admitted last month that he had no plans to leave Everton.
19 Jan   |  Source: Teamtalk

Vaughan heading back out on loan with Celtic

James Vaughan is set to join Celtic loan for the remainder of the season with Everton picking up a 250,000 "rental payment" from the Scottish side.

Vaughan spent three months at Crystal Palace earlier this season and scored five goals at Selhurst Park but a permanent move fell through when Palace balked at the asking price.

The London side offered 850,000 but Everton rejected the bid and have decided to farm him out on loan north of the Border, although the move could become permanent if Vaughan is a success in the SPL.

He returned to the Everton side as a substitute in the Anfield derby last weekend but is behind Louis Saha, Jermaine Beckford and Victor Anichebe in the pecking order.
19 Jan   |  Source: MirrorFootball

Young prospect Dier linked

Everton are apparently close to signing hot English prospect Eric Dier on a long-term deal.

The 17-year-old, who was featured recently in an Umbro campaign profiling the "Next Generation" of England stars, has honed his craft at Sporting Lisbon after his family moved to Portugal when he was a child where he was expected to stay until he was ready to move to one of the top European sides but David Moyes may have stepped in to bring the youngster to the Premier League this summer.
18 Jan   |  Source:

Moyes makes loan approach for Muntari

Everton have apparently inquired after ex-Portsmouth midfielder Sully Muntari's availability at Inter Milan for a loan spell as David Moyes explores the market for temporary acquisitions this month.

Muntari has failed to hold down a first-team place with Inter and has reportedly asked to leave during the current transfer window.
18 Jan   |  Source: Ghana Soccernet

Improved Spurs Bid of 3M accepted for Pienaar

Everton have now apparently agreed a 3M fee with Spurs for the early transfer of Steven Pienaar, following reports tha they had earlier rejected an inadequate bid from the players' preferred destination possibly with a little bit of help from Chelsea... or not.

According to Jason Burt, the sense on Monday night was that the 28 year-old was set to move to White Hart Lane with Tottenham more willing to meet his wage demands. They had a bid of 2 million rejected by Everton last week. Talks with Chelsea also collapsed last Thursday evening because the Premier League champions would not pay the 70,000-a-week being demanded by Pienaar.

A third club, Juventus, were also in the running to sign the player but they had hoped to agree a pre-contract deal so that Pienaar would join them in the summer without a fee being paid. Everton, understandably, have been hoping to avoid this scenario.

The expected loss of Pienaar is a severe blow to Everton. He was left out of Sunday's squad for the Merseyside derby after informing manager David Moyes he was not in the right frame of mind to play but reported for training on Monday.
17 Jan   |  Source: The Telegraph

Chelsea's 3.5M bid for Pienaar accepted

Everton may have accepted Chelsea's 3.5 million offer for Steven Pienaar but the South African international's final destination still remains unclear. Carlo Ancelotti's side and Tottenham each believe the other are favourites to sign the midfielder.
16 Jan   |  Source: The Telegraph

No approach made for Eagles

The story that appeared on is a complete lie, according to the Burnley manager insist they have received no approach for Chris Eagles, the in-form 25-year-old, who has scored eight goals so far this season and captured the headlines with his displays.

Burnley caretaker manager Stuart Gray said: You want speculation because that means your players are doing well.

That's the pressure I put on the players, but we don't want to lose any of our best players and at this time it's pure speculation.
15 Jan   |  Source:

Tottenham winning the race for Pienaar

Midfielder on the verge of 3m switch to North London

Steven Pienaar could have played his last game for Everton with reports suggesting that Tottenham have beaten off competition from Chelsea and Inter Milan with a 3m deal for the player. The Guardian, among others report that the South African bade his teammates farewell at Finch Farm yesterday having agreed personal terms at White Hart Lane. Chelsea had a similar bid accepted but Pienaar rejected the terms on offer at Stamford Bridge while Milan were also believed to be offering him a deal for the summer.
14 Jan   |  Source: The Guardian

Eagles set to land at Goodison

Everton are on the verge of completing a deal for Burnley playmaker Chris Eagles as a replacement for outgoing midfielder Steven Pienaar, understands.

The source told that he was unaware how much Eagles would cost Everton manager David Moyes, but that a deal was close to being completed.

The move could also see James Vaughan moving in the opposite direction as Burnley look to mount a serious promotion challenge.
14 Jan   |  Source: GiveMeFootball

Mbokani still wants out

The Daily Mail, in relentless fashion, are still pushing their Mbokani to Everton story, despite word of work permit problems. But perhaps this kind of attitude from the striker who wants out of Monaco is what might have helped scupper the deal:

'How can you judge me on 10 games? Also, I was bought to score goals, but in this system I have to defend a lot. Often, it feels like I am playing in midfield."
13 Jan   |  Source:

Everton lead the chase for Hammill

According to the Mirror, Everton are leading the chase for the former Liverpool winger, who has a 500,000 buy-out clause in the three-year deal he signed when joining Barnsley from Anfield 17 months ago.
13 Jan   |  Source: The Mirror

Mbokani move hits work permit snag

Everton's loan move for Dieumerci Mbokani has been scuppered by a failed application for a work permit according to rumours. The Monaco striker is apparently David Moyes's first choice to replace the out-going Yakubu who reportedly had a medical with Leicester City today and is on his way out of Goodison Park, initially on loan.

Under UK Department of Employment rules, an international player must have played 75% or more of his country's internationals in the past year and Mbokani, who has played 14 times for Congo over the past five years presumably fails to meet those requirements.
12 Jan  

Redknapp out to steal Neville

Stunning news today that Harry Redknapp is "very interested" in persuading Phil Neville to join Spurs as they push for the Champions League, while Everton's season has seen them languishing in the lower half of the table. Redknapp admitted he is trying to seal the capture of the former Manchester United star earlier today. Losing Neville would represent a massive blow for David Moyes, who holds the ex-England international in the highest esteem, and has repeatedly emphasised his importance to the club, despite his limitations as a footballer.
11 Jan   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

Chelsea said to have inquired after Pienaar

In Abu Dhabi's The National, Duncan Castles claims that Chelsea have inquired about the availability of Steven Pienaar, claiming also that the player is unlikely to join Spurs during the transfer window because they are baulking at the additional 3M outlay involved.
10 Jan   |  Source: The National

A Yak among the Foxes?

The Daily Mail claim Leicester City are ready to make an 'ambitious' bid to attract Aiyegbeni Yakubu to a new life in the Championship.
5 Jan   |  Source: Daily Mail

Wishing and Waiting on Wheater

Showing how difficult it is to promote supposed transfer links after Moyes himself stated Everton have no money, and could only go for loan deals, this bizarre report at Clubcall suggests that David Moyes is "waiting" to see what other clubs bid for Middlesbrough defender David Wheater before making his move... which will involve tempting Wheater with the prospect of "playing alongside England defenders Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines".
4 Jan   |  Source: Clubcall

Bayern back-off baiting Baines

After stalking Leighton Baines rather publicly for the last couple of months, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is quoted as saying, We cannot force him (Baines) to join us. He would rather live in Liverpool than Munich, and that's that.
4 Jan   |  Source: Daily Post

Bookies reduce odds on Moyes

Bookmakers William Hill have reassessed their prediction of the likelihood that David Moyes will retain the role of Manager at Everton, from a probability of 95% to 85%. Stories suggest they have heard something that caused them to "slash" the odds of him being sacked from 20/1 to 7/1, but no specific reports are cited to support such a claim.
3 Jan   |  Source:

Moyes plots Macheda loan move

Everton are lining up a loan move for Manchester United's young hotshot. Federico Macheda according to MirrorFootball.

The 19-year-old is known to favour a spell back in Italy, with Parma, Fiorentina, Juventus and Lazio thought to be interested, but Sir Alex Ferguson would prefer that he remain in the Premier League where he will end up playing if he stays with United long term.

David Moyes's history of transfer business with Ferguson might improve the Blues' chances of landing Macheda who has scored four goals in 16 appearances so far this season.
2 Jan   |  Source: MirrorFootball

Writing on the wall regarding Pienaar

Tottenham continue to lead the race to sign Steven Pienaar with the latest reports suggesting they'll pay 1.5m now to land their man rather than risk losing out on him the summer.

The player's manager is keeping his options open but none of his comments offer hope for Evertonians that the South African will be staying at Goodison.

"Steven can play across midfield," says Rob Moore (Pienaar's manager). "He has played right midfield for South Africa and Ajax Amsterdam, and can play in the middle.

"Everyone has assumed that he will be heading for Spurs but that's not necessarily the case.

"Pienaar's sporting objectives and financial considerations must be balanced," Moore continues. "Maybe Pienaar goes to a club where he can earn a lot of money, but doesn't stand a realistic chance of fighting for honours. Maybe he earns a bit less, but has a better chance of honours. At 28, he still has big ambitions, and the next step is critical."
2 Jan   |  Source: Sunday Times South Africa

Bayern sound out Heitinga

There are apparently noises that John Heitinga could be let go this January transfer window in an effort to raise funds, with Bayern Munich already showing their interest.

The Dutchman lost his preferred role in central defence to Phil Jagielka at the beginning of the season and poor form in central midfield followed by niggling injury have kept him out of the team for the last couple of months.

Everton signed him for 6m a season and a half ago and they'd be looking to get at least that for a player who played every game in Holland's run to the World Cup Final last summer.

The Echo report, however, that Everton say they have received no bids for the former Ajax and Athletico Madrid man and that David Moyes hopes to keep him.
2 Jan   |  Source: TribalFootball

Yak eyeing revived West Ham move

Yakubu is apparently interested in reviving the proposed move to West Ham that collapsed over the summer over differing valuations of the player by Everton and the London club and that could be the sticking point again.

The Nigerian striker was reportedly seen speaking with Avram Grant during half time of Tuesday's draw at Upton Park and with his frustrations at being left out of the side making the national press, it could be that the Yak's Everton days are numbered.

But Everton are said to be sticking by their 8m valuation of a player who hadn't played for the Blues in a month before this week and is clearly not a regular first-choice option for manager David Moyes.
31 Dec   |  Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Everton chasing Juraj Kucka

Everton are supposedly among the clubs chasing Sparta Prague's highly-rated midfielder Juraj Kucka. Reports in the Czech Republic have revealed that Everton have now joined the race for the 23-year-old Slovakia international
30 Dec   |  Source: TalkSport

Transfer Window Opens Early: 1) Pienaar to Spurs for £2M

Tottenham will snap up Steven Pienaar for a mere 2M next week. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy believes he has the deal all wrapped up, The Daily Mirror quotes 'a Spurs source' as saying: Levy is certain he will sign Pienaar and it's just a matter of putting the squeeze on Everton to sell him in January rather than wait until the summer." ... [Errr??? WTF x 2]
29 Dec   |  Source: The Bleacher Report

Transfer Window Opens Early: 2) Vaughan to Cardiff for £1M

According to Wales Online, Cardiff City have already agreed a 1m deal for James Vaughan in an "early transfer-window statement of intent"... [WTF?]
29 Dec   |  Source: Wales Online

Vaughan “in demand”... at a paltry £2M

There will be a massive calmour from Championship clubs all seeking to sign James Vaughan come January 1, if the Daily Mail is to be believed. Hull City want to lodge a bid for all of 2M, and they say he is also wanted by Derby, Leicester and Cardiff.
27 Dec   |  Source: Daily Mail

Silberbauer signing in January?

Everton are claimed to be favourites to sign Michael Silberbauer in the New Year. The 29-year-old Denmark international midfielder is out of contract at FC Utrecht in the summer, and could be available for a bargain fee in January.
24 Dec   |  Source:

Wheater coming free, on a Bosman?

Everton are supposed to be interested in Boro defender David Wheater, who will be out of contract by the summer and could leave on a Bosman. But Boro may prefer to sell him in January... if anyone will buy!
23 Dec   |  Source: Teamtalk

Saha swapmeat? Thank God!

Monaco are to attempt to reshuffle their squad by offloading Dieumerci "Thank God" Mbokani in a potential trade with Everton's Louis Saha... supposedly.
22 Dec   |  Source:

Bayern Brinkmanship belies Baines blowoff

Bayern Munich are supposedly setting a deadline for the Baines deal: 12M and signed by mid-Jan or no deal. Place your bets...
22 Dec   |  Source: TalkShite

Moyes eyes 4M Jarvis bid

David Moyes will launch a 4million bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis next month if he loses his fight to keep Steven Pienaar.
21 Dec   |  Source: The Sun

Adebayor and Santa Cruz as loan targets

David Moyes's search for striking reinforcements next month will likely be confined to loan acquisitions, with the Manchester City's Emanuel Adebayor and Rocque Santa Cruz the latest names being reported by the media.

Sadly, with Everton posing little threat to the top-four aspirations of teams like City and Arsenal — Nicolas Bendtner is also being linked with a loan switch to Goodison — players who are out of favour at title-chasing could be viable targets.

Moyes admitted in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Blues' trip to Eastlands that he would be interested of either player were available:

"If any of them became available we'd be interested but in this window there will not be enough to pick and choose from.

"You might have to take what you can if you need something. You can't say 'That is the one I want' because clubs don't let centre-forwards out on loan unless they are surplus to requirements. We will see what there is and what we can do."
18 Dec   |  Source: The Guardian

Bendtner being lined up on loan?

Everton are considering taking Nicolas Bendtner on loan for the second half of the season according to a report in London paper, Metro
17 Dec   |  Source: Metro via

For the lov of God, next it's Thank God Mbokani

Yet another Daily Mail link, this time claiming that Everton have rekindled their interest in 25-year-old Monaco striker, Dieumerci "Thank God" Mbokani.
16 Dec   |  Source: Daily Mail

Moyes looking at Stephen Ireland

TalkSport claims that David Moyes is looking at Stephen Ireland as a replacement for Steven Pienaar, if or when he leaves the club. Out-of-form midfielder who can't get a game... Hmmm...
15 Dec   |  Source: TalkSport

£38M release clause may thwart Everton bid

The Daily Mail seems determined to outdo itself this transfer widow, the latest "link" being with Almeria forward Pablo Piatti, only cost the struggling La Liga club 6M but apparently has a 38M threshold figure needed to trigger a release clause in his contract.

Oh, and they might throw in their Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves for good measure.
15 Dec   |  Source: Daily Mail

Dann is supposedly the Mann

Quite how the Daily Star thinks David Moyes will have 7M to bid for Birmingham defender Scott Dann next month is anyone's guess...
15 Dec   |  Source: Daily Star

Fulham to bring in Landon on loan

This scare-mongering by the Daily Mail suggests that Fulham have made an attempt to bring Landon Donavon in on loan but appears to be based on absolutely nothing. There is not even a suggestion of any reference to Lardon Donovan made by anyone!
14 Dec   |  Source: Daily Mail

Baines not interested in Bayern

Bayern Munich are supposedly interested in Leighton Baines, but Baines is supposedly set to rebuff such advances, having committed to a long-term contract with Everton just last summer.
15 Dec   |  Source: Daily Express

Moyes turned down 15M for Jagielka

Apparently, Arsene Wenger upped his offer for Phil Jagielka to 15M last summer, and become annoyed with Everton when they resisted his advances; he won't be making another attempt to sign the former Sheffield United player.
14 Dec   |  Source:

Bayern to buy Baines... Baloney!

The Sunday People have Bayern Munich providing Everton with 10M in much-needed funds for a new striker... in exchange for one of the Blues' best players this season — Leighton Baines.
12 Dec   |  Source:

Big Vic wants out

Victor Anichebe has turned down the offer of a contract extension at Everton according to The Telegraph.

The 22-year-old Nigerian has just got back into the side as an unorthodox winger after a long injury layoff but his decision to knock back a 30,000-a-week three-year contract has apparently amazed the Club's management.

Anichebe's contract expires this coming summer and he could walk for just the cost of a compensation fee to be decided by tribunal if no one signs him in the January transfer window.
11 Dec   |  Source: The Telegraph

Fellaini next up for contract offer

Everton are apparently looking to tie down Marouane Fellaini with a contract extension to protect themselves from predatory moves for the player from rival clubs, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgian became the club's record signing in a deal variously reported to have been between 12m and 15m two years ago and even though his current contract doesn't expire until 2013, the Club are looking to hand him a two-year extension.
10 Dec   |  Source: Daily Mail

Moyes earmarks ex-Manc Ljajic

TalkSport want us to believe that Everton have supposedly earmarked "Manchester United reject" Adem Ljajic, 19, who actually now plays for Fiorentina, as a replacement for Steven Pienaar. Manchester United signed Serbian Ljajic back in January 2009 but he left the club in but Moyes probably can't Fiorentina's price-tag of around 8M.
8 Dec   |  Source: TalkSport

Qatar Royal Family to buy Everton?

Football-loving Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has made it known to senior associates in Qatar's sovereign wealth fund that the acquisition of a Premier League club would be an ideal platform to market the first ever World Cup in the Middle East.

A source close to the discussions told UK: "After being awarded the World Cup, the Qataris want to maximise exposure by investing in a Premier League club.

"No firm plan of action has been put in place yet, but names that have come up include Tottenham, Newcastle and Everton - all of which they deem to be big enough for such an investment."
8 Dec   |  Source:

Redknapp captures Pienaar

The Daily Mail claims that Harry Redknapp is convinced Steven Pienaar will be a Tottenham player next season after being assured the Everton midfielder has made up his mind on a move to White Hart Lane. Tottenham believe they have won the race and that he will join them for a nominal fee in the January transfer window or for nothing when his contract runs out at the end of the season.
6 Dec   |  Source: Daily Mail

Everton scout contract rebel Matri

TalkSport claim that Everton are scouting Alessandro Matri, the Calgari striker who has decided not to extend his current contract beyond June of next year.
3 Dec   |  Source: TalkSport

Clubs eying up Big Vic? understands a number of clubs at home and abroad are monitoring Victor Anichebe's situation at Everton. Anichebe is entering the final six months of his current contract and as yet no new deal has been agreed with the club. Anichebe, who has come through the ranks at Goodison Park, could leave for nothing at the end of the season if a new deal cannot be agreed.
2 Dec   |  Source: Sky Sports

Moyes convinced Hammill can cut it

The Daily Star claims that Liverpool reject Adam Hammill is being lined up for a return to Merseyside with Everton.

David Moyes is supposedly planning a 2M bid for the Barnsley midfielder, 22, when the January transfer window opens.

Moyes has apparently had Hammill watched all season and is thought to be convinced he has the talent to make it in the Premier League.
30 Nov   |  Source: Daily Star

SWP to end his City exile? claims that Everton are interested in Shaun Wright-Phillips, on of a number of stars who can't get into the Manchester City side.
30 Nov   |  Source:

Everton to bid for Cristian Rodriguez

Everton are supposedly lining up a bid for Porto's Uruguayan midfielder Cristian Rodriguez, claims TalkSport. The man nicknamed 'Cebolla' ('onion') has been watched several times already this season by Everton scouts, they say. The 25-year-old is thought to be valued at around 7 million and is contracted at Porto until the summer of 2012.
24 Nov   |  Source:

Yannick Djalo? Maybe... Maybe Not

Yannick Djalo insists he is happy at Sporting Lisbon but would be open to a January move. The creative winger has been tracked by David Moyes for some time and reports in Portugal revealed Everton have been in touch with Djalo's club about the possibility of a January move. But Djalo, who has just returned from an injury lay-off, is adamant he will only leave Sporting if it is for the good of the club.
22 Nov   |  Source: TalkSport

Kranjcar supposedly in Everton sights

Niko Kranjcar will leave Spurs, according to his father, and Everton might be interested in him... or they might not.
19 Nov   |  Source:

Pienaar to 'snub' Sevilla in January???

A total non-story in the increasingly useless Daily Mail regarding Pienaar's future... or not!
18 Nov   |  Source: Daily Mail

Moyes considers Jarvis and Henry

It is claimed that David Moyes sees "Molineux revelation" Matt Jarvis as the perfect replacement for Steven Pienaar, but is also considering a bid for Jarvis's Wolves team-mate Karl Henry.
14 Nov   |  Source: The People

Everton keen on Urby

As the January transfer window edges nearer, the transfer trashtalk on the interweb gets that bit more fanciful... case in point: Urby Emanuelson, sought by Everton — and 13 other clubs no less.
12 Nov   |  Source:

Possible Duffy loan to Preston

Preston are considering the possibility of taking Shane Duffy on loan.
8 Nov   |  Source: The Herald

Baxter and Duffy may go out on loan

Everton are considering sending young prospects Shane Duffy and Jose Baxter out on loan.
3 Nov   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

Speculation about Pienaar's future

Lots of media speculation today about Pienaar's future, based on nothing more than some comments from Phil Neville that Everton want him to stay.
28 Oct   |  Source: ESPN

Everton 'monitoring' Jose Callejon

Espanyol striker Jose Callejon, 23, is reportedly a possible 4M target for Everton in January. Not a prolific scorer, Callejon still contributes much to the side.
27 Oct   |  Source: The Mirror

Liverpool may chase Pienaar

Apropos of nothing, it seems that Liverpool have joined the list of clubs who are supposed to be interested in Steven Pienaar. However, there do not appear to have been any meaningful indications that other clubs are interested in him.
26 Oct   |  Source:

Goals on Sunday...

We understand that Tim Cahill and Phil Jagielka will be on Sky's Goals on Sunday this week. Let's hope that doesn't put them under too much pressure to score a few — for purpose of discussion, like!
22 Oct  

Rooney will not sign new contract

Manchester United have been informed that Wayne Rooney will not sign a new contract with the club, according to reports from the Press Association. The 24-year-old striker's current deal runs out in the summer of 2012 and it is understood negotiations over a new contract have broken down.

There has been speculation that Rooney will be sold in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid interested. However, United's response was to label that claim as "nonsense".

The rumours raise speculation at Goodison about a possible bumper sell-on bonus in the millions... or the faintly ridiculous possibility that Wayne Rooney is holding out for a free-transfer back to Everton when his current contract runs out. Discuss this here in our mailbag.
18 Oct   |  Source: BBC Sport

Bayern to seek out Baines???

Reports in Germany have claimed that Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, are preparing an audacious bid for top Everton left back Leighton Baines. The Everton defender has however just signed a new deal to keep him at Goodison Park until at least 2015 meaning Munich will need to stump up a lot of cash to make Toffees boss David Moyes even think about it.
13 Oct   |  Source: Caught Offside

Wolfsburg to make Heitinga bid?

TalkSport claim that Wolfsburg will make a bid for Johnny Heitinga three months from now, but that Everton will resist letting their Dutch World Cup FInalist go...
6 Oct   |  Source: TalkSport

Moyes to swap Pienaar for Kranjcar

TalkSport claim that Everton will be prepared to let Steven Pienaar join Tottenham — as long as Niko Kranjcar moves the other way. Pienaar has yet to sign a new contract at Goodison Park and with the January transfer window looming, he will be able to speak to other clubs regarding a move away from Merseyside.

TalkSport claimed on transfer deadline day that Spurs had made an enquiry for Pienaar but Everton were not willing to do a deal. But following Rafael van der Vaart's arrival at White Hart Lane, Kranjcar's situation has changed and Everton have taken note. The Croatian midfielder moved to Spurs for 2M in 2009 and established himself in the first team almost instantly but he has since fallen out of favour following Van Der Vaart's arrival.

And despite the Dutchman's 8m move to London, Spurs are still keen on Pienaar - especially if they can get him for free in the summer. Everton remain adamant they will not budge on their current contract offer on the table for the South African and that stalemate could mean he will leave for nothing in the summer.

But having heard of Kranjcar's discontent at Spurs, David Moyes is now weighing up a swap deal in January that would see Pienaar leave for Tottenham with Kranjcar moving in the other direction. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will drive a hard bargain for Kranjcar and Moyes is unlikely to be able to offer straight cash for him.
5 Oct   |  Source: TalkSport

Bid for Macheda on loan?

Today's improbable link in the Mail has Everton boss David Moyes lining up a 'shock' move for Manchester United starlet Federico Macheda. An unnamed 'Sportsmail Reporter' claims Moyes will sound out Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson about taking the 19-year-old on loan in a bid to bolster his mis-firing strikeforce. Macheda apparently knows he faces an uphill battle to make his mark on the United first team this season with Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez all ahead of him in the pecking order.
3 Oct   |  Source: Daily Mail

Belgian Jelle set for Blues tasting?

Yet another in a long list of non-links provided by the Daily Mail, today it's Racing Genk's 5M rated Belgian international 'hotshot' striker Jelle Vossen.
30 Sep   |  Source: Daily Mail

Now it's Juventus chasing Pienaar

Time for another Pienaar link from the Daily Mail: this time to Juventus.
28 Sep   |  Source: Daily Mail

Pienaar to Spurs... again

Time for The Mirror to once again break out the "Pienaar to Spurs" story as the January window rapidly approaches... NOT! They claim Redknapp's top spy Ian Bloomfield watched the 'midfield dynamo' in action again last weekend and Spurs will therefore try to land Pienaar for a low price in the New Year — with the Toffees supposedly under pressure to sell as he could be free in the summer.
23 Sep   |  Source: The Mirror

Araz Abdullayev coming in January

The Daily Mail provide another installment of their claim that Everton are expected to sign Azerbaijan teen sensation Araz Abdullayev in the January transfer window. Quotes from Agent Tassos Anagnou, who says he is representing Everton in negotiations, are provided to support the claim.
20 Sep   |  Source: Daily Mail

Pienaar not going back to Dortmund

TalkSport claim to have inside information that Steven Pienaar will not consider a return Borussia Dortmound, with Everton still hopeful that he will accept the contract on offer before he is free to talk to foreign clubs under the Bosman ruling in January.
18 Sep   |  Source: TalkSport

Jay DeMerit Free Agent

Everton are supposedly interested in free agent Jay DeMerit, who may well be headed to Wolfsburg. The defender, who spent six years at Watford before being released in the summer, would be able to move outside the transfer window because he is currently without a club.
16 Sep   |  Source: TalkSport

Moyes to buy The Don in January

Not sure this very dubious item on the Caught Offside website counts even as a rumour, but they "claim" that David Moyes will try to sign Landon Donovan in January, despite the 11M pricetag slapped on him by his MLS owners.
13 Sep   |  Source: Caught Offside

Vaughan now going to Palace

George Burley has confirmed Crystal Palace are close to landing Everton striker James Vaughan on loan.

Vaughan has been linked with a move away from Everton after falling down the pecking order at Goodison Park. Sheffield United and Derby have both been linked with Vaughan, but it appears Palace have won the race for the 22-year-old.

Eagles boss Burley has confirmed he is close to striking a deal for the England Under 21 international and that he will be his last signing until the new year.
8 Sep   |  Source: Sky Sports

Another interest claim: Ibrahim Afellay carries the following claim:

PSV Eindhoven star Ibrahim Afellay has revealed that Everton were amongst of a number of clubs interested in signing him this summer.

The 24-year-old Holland international has in the past been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League amid reputed interest from Arsenal and to a lesser extent Liverpool, but despite alleged interest from Everton boss David Moyes and Bundesliga side Hamburg this summer, the talented winger admits he would love to move to Spain in the not too distant future.

7 Sep   |  Source:

Stephane Sessegnon in January

Closure of the transfer window is not enough to stop the Rumour Mill from grinding away, as with this gem from the Sunday People:

Everton boss David Moyes will renew his efforts to sign Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon.

The Benin international is highly rated in France and Moyes has failed to agree a deal with PSG for this season.

Everton will keep tabs on Sessegnon, 26, who will be Everton's top target in January, when they could be forced to sell Steven Pienaar.

5 Sep   |  Source: Sunday People

Moyes looking to offload Vaughan

With Everton struggling to score goals, despite their surfeit of strikers, this is what Alan Nixon has come up with in The Mirror:

Everton boss David Moyes is ready to let striker James Vaughan go - with Sheffield United and Burnley keen to take the hit man on loan.

Vaughan missed out on a move in the window but is available as Moyes wants to get him out of Goodison and playing first-team football ahead of a sale.

The Toffees are looking for a club to pick up Vaughan's 15,000-a-week wages and both the Blades and Clarets are doing their sums before making an official approach.

Vaughan hoped to go to Blackpool for the season but the Seasiders went for cheaper options, leaving him facing life in the reserves unless he can get a Championship move.

5 Sep   |  Source: The Mirror

Yannick Djalo also a target

Another player Everton were apparently interested in signing was Sporting Lisbon's Yannick Djalo, valued at 5M. Perhaps if they had offloaded Yakubu... but the Hammers say that at 5M they were asking too much.
2 Sep   |  Source:

Everton tried to get Donovan back

"According to a source close to the EPL team, Everton came back with a final bid on deadline day despite earlier rejections. The Toffees were rebuffed once more by Major League Soccer."
1 Sep   |  Source: Yahoo Sport

Bentley offered as Pienaar makeweight

The Mail's live transfer deadline day updates suggested that Everton have made a late approach to Tottenham to take David Bentley on loan, but it turns out the winger may have been offered by in part exchange for Steven Pienaar. The Londoners were flatly rejected, though, and have apparently been told to break the bank in order to prise him away from Goodison.

The latest reports now have Bentley in talks with Fulham regarding a possible loan move.
31 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Yobo going to Turkey

Everton have agreed to loan Joseph Yobo to Fenerbahce with a view to a permanent transfer next summer according to the Daily Mail.
31 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Late swoop for Grafite mooted

Sky Sports are reporting that Everton have made a deadline-day inquiry about striker Grafite of Wolfsburg.

They contend that the Brazilian's place is under threat following the recent arrival of Diego from Juventus, but a work permit may be a sticking point for the Blues if there is any truth to the story — Grafite would have had to have played 75% of his country's senior internationals over the past year to qualify under Department of Employment rules.
31 Aug   |  Source: Sky Sports

Tottenham inquire about Pienaar

Tottenham have made a fresh inquiry as to the availability of Steven Pienaar, just as the transfer window is about to close. Harry Redknapp admitted a few weeks ago that his interest in the South African had hit a brick wall as far as Everton were concerned and David Moyes has been adamant that the player is going nowhere this summer.

The decision may come down to the player, though, and if he decides he wants to give it a go in London with Spurs then Moyes would be faced with a tough decision whether to keep a disgruntled player or sell him with no time to sign a suitable replacement.

Pienaar, the Blues' player of the season last term, has been been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing start to the new season and he came within inches of equalising at Villa Park yesterday when his curling shot came off the crossbar.

He would be a massive loss, but remains an Everton player unless and until something drastic changes in the next 18 hours.
30 Aug   |  Source: Sky Sports

Bets suspended on Moyes-Villa talk

Ladbrokes have apparently suspended betting on David Moyes becoming the new Aston Villa manager just a couple of weeks after the Everton boss said he wasn't interested in the position vacated by Martin O'Neill on the eve of the new season.

From what we can gather, though, nothing has changed since Moyes's firm denial and that this could just be a response to unfounded internet rumours.
30 Aug  

Yobo to Hammers on loan

Some outfit called MTN Football claims that Joseph Yobo will join West Ham on a six-month loan from Everton today. was 'exclusively' informed by a source close to the centre-back: Yobo will wrap up his loan deal with West Ham later on Monday. The 29-year-old Yobo has lost his place in the Everton first team and, so it is claimed, has not hidden his desire to quit Goodison Park as a result.

Other Everton fan sites are claiming rumours that Yakubu will join him, despite disparaging comments from the West Ham Chairman last week about Everton's asking price, and the observations of assistant manager Steve Round that he expected both players to stay with Everton.
30 Aug   |  Source: MTN Football

Carrick and 10M for Rodwell

The Sun claims that Alex Ferguson is set to offer Everton 10 million plus out-of-favour Michael Carrick in exchange for Jack Rodwell before the transfer window closes.
29 Aug   |  Source: The Sun

Interest in Steven Taylor?

Steven Taylor is the subject of interest from Everton, just hours after an impasse in contract talks with Newcastle United led to him being transfer listed.

The 24-year-old centre-back is in the final year of his deal at St James' Park and his representatives have been unable to agree terms with the club for a new contract.

David Moyes is a long-term admirer of Taylor and, according to the Mirror, the Toffees are one of the clubs now keen to land the former England Under-21s captain.
26 Aug   |  Source:

Would Moyes even consider Camoranesi?

Surley a very unlikey link rumoured by Sky Sports, who think Everton could be interested in aging Juventus winger, Mauro Camoranesi. Very much not the kind of player Moyes would sign... but we are down to the final week of the transfer window!
25 Aug   |  Source: Sky Sports

Crouch for Pienaar?

The Mirror claims that David Moyes is heading the chase for Peter Crouch, and will let Tottenham have Steven Pienaar in exchange.

Moyes has been chasing England target man Crouch for a month after finding out who could be available as Harry Redknapp wheels and deals to get the men he wants.

Now the clubs are in advance talks about brokering a move that would see South African midfielder Pienaar go to Spurs - with the size of fees being discussed and decided.

Redknapp likes Pienaar and his chief scout Ian Bloomfield watched him at the weekend. He has gone to the top of his wish list because West Ham will not part with Scott Parker and Stephen Ireland chose Aston Villa ahead of them.
24 Aug   |  Source: The Mirror

Spurs to bid just 6M for Pienaar?

The Daily Mail claims that Spurs are ready to offer a paltry 6M for Steven Pienaar.
20 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Yobo on loan to Celtic?

Joseph Yobo has held talks with Celtic about a loan move, according to reports in his native Nigeria.
19 Aug   |  Source: Clubcall

Everton close in on Izmailov

Everton are said to be closing in on the 4million signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Marat Izmailov. Reports in both Russia and Portugal claim the clubs are in advanced talks about a player who has previously interested Goodison Park boss David Moyes.

Izmailov, who can play on the right wing or more centrally, has fallen out with his Sporting bosses, particularly since a row last season over his fitness to play in a Europa League match against Atletico Madrid.
18 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Vaughan might go to Blackpool

According to reports Blackpool FC can have Everton striker James Vaughan. The People claims Vaughan is available after a couple of injury-hit seasons. It also seems he is open to the Blackpool switch to play more Premier League football.

David Moyes won't give Vaughan away so Blackpool will either have to pay a fee for his loan or buy him outright, which could stretch their finances. Blackburn Rovers are also understood to be interested in Vaughan but have yet to make an offer.
18 Aug   |  Source: Click Lancashire

'Rodwell is a good player'

Chelsea manger Ancelotti comments 'Rodwell of Everton is a good player,' and the Mail makes it into a fullblown transfer rumour under the astounding tagline: "Carlo Ancelotti has given the clearest indication yet that he would be keen on signing Jack Rodwell."
17 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Everton eyeing up Dries Mertens

The Daily Mail claims that Everton are considering making a 3.2m offer for Belgium international Dries Mertens, according to reports in the Netherlands.

The FC Utrecht midfielder has caught the attention of Everton boss David Moyes as looks to bolster his squad following his side's opening 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the Barclays Premier League.

Although Dutch daily newspaper Elf Voetbal says Moyes could face competition for the 23-year-old from PSV Eindhoven and Dutch champions Twente Enschede.

However, Mertens, who has won two caps for Belgium, says he is committed to playing in the Netherlands for now, telling Elf Voetbal, 'At this moment, I am very happy at FC Utrecht .'
17 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Magpies make Anichebe inquiry

Newcastle United have apparently inquired about the availability of Victor Anichebe whose contract is up next season and could therefore walk away from Goodison for nothing.

The 22 year-old missed the defeat at Blackburn with an "unknown injury" to his knee but has showed promise as a makeshift winger last season.
16 Aug   |  Source: Liverpool Echo via IMScouting

Moyes lines up Izmailov

David Moyes is looking to sign Marat Izmailov, the tricky Russian winger who was such a thorn in the Blues' side in their Europa League meetings with Sporting last season, according to reports.

The 27-year-old, who was apparently the subject of a 10m offer from Manchester City earlier this summer, has apparently fallen out with Lisbon's coach Paulo Sergio, expressed his desire to leave, and is available at a "cut price" 5m (around 4.1m).
16 Aug   |  Source:

Bellamy heading to Cardiff?

According to Greg O'Keefe in the Echo, Everton have joined the race to sign Manchester City's out-of-favour striker Craig Bellamy on loan — but look like losing out to Championship club Cardiff.

David Moyes wants to bring the 31-year-old to Goodison Park, after City manager Roberto Mancini confirmed the Welsh international would not make their 25-man Premier League squad.
16 Aug   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

Remy move next week...

... but not necessarily to Everton.

The agent of Loic Remy has told that the Nice striker could move to a new club by the middle of next week.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is understood to have watched the 23-year-old in France's midweek friendly with Norway, and representatives of Chelsea, Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, and Everton were also thought to be in attendance.
15 Aug   |  Source: Sky Sports

Hammers come back with lower Yak offer

West Ham's latest bid for Yakubu was 1m less than the 6m offer Everton rejected a few weeks ago according to the Daily Post
11 Aug   |  Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Sky Sports: West Ham lodge Yak bid

West Ham United have lodged a (second?) official bid for Yakubu — now reported by the Mail as being 8m — as Avram Grant seeks firepower for his first season in charge at Upton Park, according to Sky Sports News.

The Yak's future at Goodison has looked more uncertain as the likes of Joao Silva and Jermaine Beckford arrived this summer and it is thought that a bid closer to the 11.5m David Moyes originally spent on the Nigerian than the reported 6m offer that was turned down earlier this summer would be enough for the Hammers to land their man.
10 Aug   |  Source: Sky Sports

Lerner wants Moyes for Villa

The Daily Star claims that Randy Lerner wants David Moyes to be the next manager of Aston Villa after Martin O'Neill somewhat surprisingly resigned his position just five days before the start of the season.
10 Aug   |  Source: Daily Star

Everton to bid 13M for Remy

Everton are making an audacious 13million move for Loic Remy - and will help fund it by selling Yakubu to West Ham — so says the paper that told us Mikel Arteta would leave Everton and return to Spain for the sake of his partially sighted son.

The Mail claims that Nice striker Remy, 23, has turned into one of the hottest transfer properties this summer and is due to make his France debut against Norway on Wednesday.

West Ham have been at the forefront of the chase but have been unable to come up with the necessary cash and realise 8m-rated Yakubu is a more realistic target.

Tottenham and Stoke have also shown interest but have other targets and Remy acknowledges Everton represent his best opportunity of coming to the Premier League. Although Everton have been struggling to find funds, the club's backers want to give manager David Moyes the chance to break back into the Premier League's top four. They see Remy as the man to give the side the clinical touch they are missing.
9 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Cut-price move for Rangel mooted

David Moyes is looking to swoop in for panish defender Jose Rangel in a cut-price 3m move according to the Mail. The 20 year-old has a 15m release clause in his contract but Sporting Gijon's cash problems mean they could decide to cash in on one of their young saleable assets.
9 Aug   |  Source: Daily Mail

Everton linked with move for Crouch

Not quite the pacey attacker or winger Evertonians were hoping for but the Blues are being linked with striker, Peter Crouch, if they can offload Yakubu to West Ham.

Thankfully, at 29, the ex-Anfield giraffe is older than Moyes's usual target range — he cited MLS's asking price as too high for a player of Donovan's age (28) — so with any luck this is just paper talk.
9 Aug   |  Source: IMScouting

Pienaar to sign contract extension?

Steven Pienaar could complete Everton fans' summer by following Mikel Arteta in signing a new contract at Goodison according to rumours today.

West Ham will increase their bid for Yakubu to 7m, suggesting that the Nigerian may be offloaded this summer following the arrival of Jermaine Beckford and he could be joined through the exit door by Joseph Yobo who is thought to be out of Moyes's favour.
7 Aug  

Moyes eyeing Croatian striker

David Moyes is looking to pip Rangers to the 3.5m signing of Rapid Vienna's Croatian striker, Nikica Jelavic.
4 Aug   |  Source: Scottish Sun via IMScouting

Blackburn linked with move for Vaughan

Blackburn Rovers are preparing a bid for James Vaughan according MirrorFootball who report that David Moyes has told the striker he can leave for 1.5m.
3 Aug   |  Source: MirrorFootball

Barcelona eyeing Arteta?

He can't get into the Spanish national squad but Mikel Arteta is apparently on Barcelona's shortlist of alternatives if they fail to pry Cesc Fabregas away from Arsenal.

Arteta is also a target of Arsene Wenger (as well as Roberto Mancini at Manchester City) but is known to favour a move back to Spain and if Barcelona came knocking, it's safe to assume he would be off. Although, how much of this is just Barcelona trying to force the Fabregas issue with Arsenal...?

The Mail report, meanwhile, that Arsenal are ready to let Fabregas go and turn their attentions to Arteta with a 12m bid in the offing, though it's unlikely David Moyes would listen to anything under 20m.
3 Aug   |  Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Hammers still after Yakubu

It is the Daily Star, so more pinches of salt required than usual but West Ham are supposedly still interested in signing Yakubu, but Everton have slapped a Landon Donovan-sized 9m price tag on his head.

The report claims that the Londoners had an offer of 6m plus an additional 1m if the Nigerian helps keep them up this coming season knocked back by Everton earlier this summer.
1 Aug   |  Source: Daily Star

Donovan fee agreed?

Sources, possibly emanating from the US, are suggesting that an agreement has been reached between Everton and MLS for the permanent transfer of Landon Donovan to Goodison and that the American forward just has to agree personal terms.

These rumours come on the back of quotes from Donovan in today's press that he would love to return to the Blues but that he was assessing all his options at this stage, including staying in America.
30 Jul   |  Source: Internet whisperings

Jagielka out for six weeks?

There are worrying rumours circulating that Phil Jagielka has suffered a breakdown of his knee and he may even have already had it operated on, which could put him out of action for six weeks.
30 Jul  

Waldo Ponce?!? Surely not...

This odd snippet appears in the Lancashire Telegraph's Rumour Mill:

"Waldo Ponce is another Chilean star who could be moving with Everton set to step up their chase."

What a name! Linguists will confirmed it's pronounced "Ponsay" in Spanish but we can only expect such links to Chile players to escalate many-fold next week when Everton FC play CD Everton of Via del Mar.
29 Jul   |  Source: Lancashire Telegraph

Derby still keen on Vaughan

Derby County want to bring Everton striker James Vaughan back to the club on loan. The 22-year-old's temporary stay at Pride Park last season was cut short by a knee injury.

"We are still trying to get a striker in and we are still talking to people about that. There are a few who interest us and James is one of them," said Rams boss Nigel Clough.

Coventry City have also been strongly linked with a move for the youngster.
29 Jul   |  Source: Coventry Telegraph

Transfer offers for Donovan

After playing in the MLS All Stars 5-2 defeat by Manchester United, Landon Donovan said: "We have transfer interest and we will have some time to think about it and see where it goes. There is interest from a number of teams."
29 Jul   |  Source: Daily Mail

Everton to break wage structure for Arteta

Everton will make Mikel Arteta their highest-paid player with a massive £75,000-a-week salary in an effort to fend off interest from Manchester City, according to the Daily Mail.
25 Jul   |  Source: Daily Mail

Arsenal to bid 15M for Jagielka

The Daily Mail claims that Arsenal will put more pressure on Everton "this week" with a 15M bid for Phil Jagielka, having already had a 10M bid rejected out of hand (at least six weeks ago, according to the Echo!). Jagielka is on a 5-year contract that hopefully strengthens Everton's resolve... as long as the player himself is not tempted by the bright lights of London town!
24 Jul   |  Source: Daily Mail

Loan bid for Lukas rejected

According to a Coventry City website, Everton have turned down a loan bid from the Sky Blues for striker Lukas Jutkiewicz. It is believed Everton are looking for a permanent move for the Southampton-born player who last season was on loan at Motherwell, and probably has no place in the current abundance of strikers at Goodison Park.
23 Jul   |  Source: Coventry City Mad

City in pole position for Donovan?

ESPN and Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester City are targeting Landon Donovan, with Roberto Mancini indicating, "yes, this may be one that could happen.''

Only last week, MLS commissioner Don Garber was adamant that the USA international was going nowhere as speculation mounted that Donovan could make the return to Goodison to which he has hinted a reality this summer.

Now, with David Moyes crying skint, City appear to be upping the ante with a bid for the player Blues fans took to their hearts during his brief loan spell at Goodison between January and March this year.

If true — and it could just be a PR stunt by Mancini as his club tours the US — LandyCakes might have to change his Twitter icon which still proudly displays his Everton no. 9 jersey!
21 Jul   |  Source: ESPN Soccernet

Gosling on verge of Newcastle switch

Though there has been no official word, at least publicly, of the outcome of Everton's appeal of the Premier League's ruling that Dan Gosling can leave Goodison for free this summer, the 20 year-old midfielder is apparently set to complete his move to Newcastle United.

Sky Sports "understand" that the switch will be wrapped up within 24 hours.
21 Jul   |  Source: Sky Sports

Jutkiewicz set for Coventry spell

The Daily Mail report that Lucas Jutkiewicz has joined Coventry City on loan after failing to secure a permanent move to Motherwell where he spent last season.

There are suggestions, however, that Everton have blocked the move because they are looking to offload the striker permanently and secure a transfer fee for him while they still can.
20 Jul   |  Source: Daily Mail

Sevilla emerge as suitors for Arteta

Sevilla are reportedly interested in bringing Mikel Arteta back to Spain but would need Everton to drop their 14m asking price by about half.

The midfielder is unsettled at Goodison if you believe reports in England fueled by the fact that he is stalling on extending his current contract which has two years yet to run.

A report in the Daily Mail claimed that Arteta wanted to move back home to be closer to his family after he and his wife were told their baby son had problems with his vision. There has been no confirmation of that report and Blues Chairman Bill Kenwright said that the Club had no knowledge of any such issues with the Spaniard's son.

Atletico Madrid are also being mentioned as being interested in Arteta who got married this week in his homeland.
20 Jul   |  Source:

Inter interest in Pienaar?

In what looks to be hopefully a completely fabricated story from an unidentified "SportsMail Reporter", the Daily Mail puts together a string of suppositions to conclude that Inter Milan could be interested in Stephen Pienaar.
19 Jul   |  Source: Daily Mail

14M Arsenal bid for Jagielka rebuffed

The Sunday Mirror claims that Arsenal have had a 14million bid for Everton's Phil Jagielka turned down. [According to David Prentice in The Echo, this was six weeks ago... and the bid was less, but an increased offer would receive the same treatment...]

The England international, 27, has recovered from a serious knee ligament and is seen by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as the experienced centre-back to steady his defence.

But Everton manager David Moyes is not prepared to lose a key man, already aware that he may have a problem in hanging onto midfielder Mikel Arteta given Manchester City's efforts to sign him.

However, Arsenal are set to test Everton's resolve by tabling a revised bid of 16m
18 Jul   |  Source: Sunday Mirror

Everton linked with Yannick Djalo

Everton are the latest club to be linked with Yannick Djalo, despite the fact that manager David Moyes has downplayed the likelihood of any more signings before the start of the season next month. [Perhaps this is an old link being recycled? — Ed.]

The former Portugal Under-21 ace has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, where Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur have registered an interest.

Sporting Lisbon are said to be willing to let the 24-year-old leave this summer, and they have lined up Real Madrid's Royston Drenthe as a replacement.

Record [?] claim Everton are ready to challenge for the signature of Djalo, as David Moyes prepares his side for a title at the top four next season.
16 Jul   |  Source:

City to come sniffing again?

Though there has been no contact between Everton and Manchester City over the Spanish playmaker, who has returned from the pre-season tour of Australia to marry in his homeland, the Goodison Park hierarchy believe Mikel Arteta's head may be turned by the prospect of joining countryman David Silva at the world's richest club. Silva on Wednesday passed his medical at City.

Everton will not consider selling the player simply for profit or to allow manager David Moyes the chance to strengthen his own squad. However, the Scot's encounter with the new-found wealth of City last summer has forced him to acknowledge the futility of keeping an unsettled player at Goodison.

Relations between Everton and City soured during the protracted saga of Joleon Lescott's 24 million move up the M62, with the player eventually forcing his club's hand by confessing his desire to leave. It is likely Arteta would have to do the same to be granted a move away.

Arsenal have also been linked with Arteta in the past, but City's wealth puts them in pole position to sign the 28 year-old should he tell Everton that he wishes to follow in Lescott's footsteps.

Everton would only consider selling the midfielder should they receive a premium fee for a player who missed much of 2009 with a knee ligament injury.
15 Jul   |  Source: The Telegraph

Nash to discuss Stoke move

Carlo Nash has flown home from Everton's pre-season tour of Australia to discuss a potential free transfer to Stoke City. Nash is out of contract this summer — which, combined with the arrival of Jan Mucha, begs the question why he traveled Down Under in the first place.
12 Jul   |  Source: Liverpool Echo

Everton keen on Leroy Fer

According to a footnote at the end of this Daily Mail story, Everton are interested in signing Feyenoord defender Leroyy Fer. Wikipedia confidently states he is already an Everton player!
12 Jul   |  Source: Daily Mail

Gosling set to sign for Newcastle

Dan Gosling will agree to sign for Newcastle United on Monday — pending an appeal by Everton into his acrimonious departure from Goodison.

The England U21 international will join as a free agent although Everton's proposed appeal could force a fee of compensation to be paid if they were successful.

Gosling, valued at around 4M, plumped for Newcastle despite spending Friday in talks with West Ham and holding discussions with Bolton on Saturday. Sunderland were also interested.

Gosling, 20, was on 8,000 a week at Everton who made him a verbal offer of a new 15,000 a week deal but, as they did not put the offer in writing before May 30, a Premier League inquiry ruled Gosling was free to leave without compensation.

His first club Plymouth were also due a sell on fee.
12 Jul   |  Source: Daily Mail

Redknapp: Pienaar move unlikely

Harry Redknapp has indicated that it's highly unlikely that he will make a move for Steven Pienaar, whose contract extension at Everton remains unsigned.

"I like Pienaar, don't get me wrong," the Spurs boss is quoted by Sky.

"But there is nothing there. I wouldn't see that as being a real goer."
9 Jul   |  Source: Sky Sports

Aussie teen joins Sydney FC

Australian teen prospect Terry Antonis, linked with Everton just only a couple of weeks ago, has signed professional papers with Sydney FC... just days before the A-League side take on the Blues in the first friendly of their 3-match tour Down Under.

Marseilles and Inter Milan were also reportedly interested in the 16-year-old but the FFA blocked an overseas move under Fifa's new regulations restricting the transfer of youth players to big European clubs. Now Antonis hopes to make his first appearance for his new club against friend and mentor, Tim Cahill.

"We play Everton this Saturday," he says, "so it doesn't get much bigger than that and I hope to get on and play."

Cahill said: "He's a great kid and a very close family friend and someone that I feel is one of the rising stars of Australia. I love Terry — he's like a little brother to me. I train with him here. He was round my house on the weekend. I'll go down the park and have a kick with him. He's like family.

''This is a massive step for him in his career. It will be pretty weird playing against someone I admire a lot. He's a bright talent. I saw him when he was very young. As long as kids get looked after in the right way and can come through and be as good as they can be, that's the main thing.''
8 Jul   |  Source: ESPN Soccernet

Newcastle sniff Gosling stinker

In a reiteration of the story carried in The People last weekend, claim that Newcastle are planning a shock move for Everton starlet Dan Gosling.

Everton risk losing highly-rated midfielder Gosling on a free transfer following a contract wrangle.

It is understood the Premier League have been asked to make a ruling after the England Under-21 prospect was not given a new contract offer in writing.

Everton claim they offered Gosling a rise verbally, but nothing was sent to him by the due date and he could be available for nothing.

The news has alerted a number of clubs to Gosling's possible availability and newly-promoted Newcastle are thought to monitoring the situation.

Newcastle do not have much money to spend in this summer's transfer window and landing Gosling for nothing would be a massive coup for the Magpies.

Gosling, who is currently recovering from a knee injury, is highly-regarded at Goodison Park and Everton are loathe to lose the 20-year-old.
3 Jul   |  Source: Sky Sports

Reports link Everton with Gyan

Everton and Blackburn Rovers are "in the running" for Ghana's star forward, Asamoah Gyan, according to reports.

The Rennes striker, who dumped the USA out of the World Cup with a terrific extra-time strike, missed a last-minute penalty at the end of extra-time against Uruguay by firing off the top of the crossbar. Even though Gyan stepped up in admirable fashion to despatch the Black Stars's first spot kick of the ensuing shootout into the top corner, misses by Mensah and Aadiyah prevented Ghana from becoming the first African team make the semi finals.

Gyan won plenty of admirers in South Africa and will surely have plenty of suitors now that his tournament is over, but he seems to have his heart set on the Premier League.

"It is my desire to play in England," he says. "I did so well with my club this season that I came to the World Cup full of confidence. I now want to show my ability in England."
2 Jul   |  Source: Click Lancashire

Baxter set for Oldham loan

Everton will give Jose Baxter some regular first-team experience this coming season at Oldham Athletic according to reports. The 18 -year-old will be farmed out on a season-long loan to Boundary Park as senior opportunities are limited for him at Goodison at the moment.
2 Jul   |  Source:

Everton chase Onuoha

Everton and Sunderland are supposedly interested in signing Nedum Onuoha, the Manchester City 'starlet' who wants regular first-team football but risks being sidelined at Eastlands after playing in nearly 100 games for the club.

The 23-year-old former England Under-21 skipper is said to be in high demand; however, it is understood that Everton and Sunderland are the two heading the chase.
2 Jul   |  Source: Sky Sports

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