The Rumour Mill
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In a ridiculous made-up story from the Daily Star, David Moyes has devised a 'stunning plan B' if the unthinkable happens and he loses both Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines this summer.
Moyes would love to immediately invest his unwanted windfall on Manchester City and England team-mates James Milner and Adam Johnson.
Real Madrid will supposedly 'battle' with Chelsea for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, as 'reports' claim that Mourinho has turned to the Belgium ace to add strength to his midfield and will now rival former club Chelsea for his signature.
The Mirror also claims that Manchester United will be 'encouraged' to find out Everton have already starting looking for Baines's replacement as they have 'made plans' to recruit Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ward.
The Mirror claim that the thought of losing Leighton Baines to Manchester United is troubling David Moyes. He will seek talks with chairman Bill Kenwright if the likes of Baines and Marouane Fellaini are sold.
The Mirror claim that Everton are planning to snatch Jay Rodriguez from Burnley ahead of Southampton in a deal worth £6.5m.
Sky Sports understands Tranmere Rovers are lining up a move for Everton youngster James Wallace. The 20-year-old midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at Prenton Park after impressing coaching staff. Manager Ronnie Moore has seen enough of the player to want to bring him to the Birkenhead club on a permanent basis.
Everton could be in with a chance of landing German international midfielder Lewis Holtby, who would love to play for Everton in the Premier League and could come into Moyes?s thinking if he has funds at his disposal following player sales.
Chelsea are looking to take their summer spending to the £100m mark with a move for Marouane Fellaini, claim The Mirror.
Both Goal.com and SportsVibe carry similar stories claiming that Manchester United will continue to pursue a cut-price deal for Leighton Baines, sweetened by the offer of one or two more United rejects coming in on loan.
Napoli have entered the "race" to sign Leighton Baines according to a report in the Mail, though Everton's reputed asking price of £20m is likely to deter the Serie A side who are looking to replace Milan-bound Andrea Dossena.
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