The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
In another of their dubious Sunday "exclusives", the Daily Star claims the James McCarthy will see his wages double with Everton expected to use some of that mammoth new Premier League income to keep hold of their best players.
Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland are reportedly vying for Valencia's Argentine midfielder, Ever Banega, whom David Moyes came close to signing a few years ago.
Everton are looking at the possibility of taking Atlético Madrid midfielder Josuha Guilavogui on loan, according to the Daily Mail.
Everton are one of a number of Premier League clubs supposedly tracking Aleix Vidal of La Liga side, Almeria.
Romelu Lukaku's hat-trick for Belgium against Luxembourg has increased the amount of attention the striker has been getting and Borussia Dortmund are the latest club to be linked with his signature.
West Ham have joined Arsenal in being strongly linked as suitors for Gareth Barry whose release from Manchester City as a free agent was confirmed last week.
A cracking rumour, sparked by a report on a Spanish website, suggesting that UEFA would be removing all Ukrainian clubs from European competition next season – with Everton a beneficiary of a Champions League place because of the unrest there – has been quashed.
Tottenham are prepared to offer Monaco £2m to loan Lacina Traore for the 2014-15 season claim Metro.
Roberto Martinez is looking to replace Gerard Deulofeu with Celtic's James Forrest, claims the Sunday papers' regular purveyor of stories that never seem to come true, Alan Nixon.
James McCarthy is the subject of the latest tabloid transfer nonsense, with the Irishman said to be on new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's shortlist this summer.
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