The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
Everton remain among the clutch of clubs chasing Argentine midfielder Ever Banega according to the Daily Express.
The success of Gerard Deulofeu's year with Everton could lead to more of Barcelona's B team players making their way to the Blues, with Mundo Deportivo reporting that Roberto Martinez is in discussion with Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta about taking one or two of his players on loan next season.
Citing reports in Italy, the Express suggest that supposed interest in Romelu Lukaku from Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Wolfsburg has prompted Chelsea to slap a €40m price tag on the Belgian striker.
Reports that Everton are in talks to sign Steven Caulker from relegated Cardiff City have been spreading after the Blues' interest in the defender was mooted by Italian journalists in Rio.
Citing Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Football Italia reports that Everton are preparing a €13m bid for Torino winger Alessio Cerci.
Today's mandatory Everton link for incoming transfers is Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, who might cost £8M from Wolfsburg – so claims the Daily Mail.
The Daily Star claims that new but unattributed 'reports' say Arsenal will make a bid for Seamus Coleman as their right-back Bacary Sagna heads for Manchester City.
Media reports claim that Sunderland have knocked back an approach from Everton to loan Adam Johnson next season, paving the way for the winger to join Liverpool.
Roberto Martinez attended the Netherlands' training session today and that has fuelled speculation that he was there to check on two particular transfer targets in the form of Stefan de Vrij and Jeremain Lens.
Everton and Arsenal are believed to be the Premier League front-runners for Michy Batshuayi but there is competition from both Benfica and FC Porto for the Standard Liege striker.
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