The Rumour Mill
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Tom Cleverley continues to be linked with Everton, particularly now that the bookies have apparently shortened the odds of him moving to Goodison dramatically in recent days.
Various media outlets are reporting that Chelsea could offer Romelu Lukaku an extension to his current contract and include an option for him to go back out on loan next season, opening the door for a return to Everton.
Everton are believed to be in the hunt with Tottenham Hotspur and favourites Manchester City for Fenerbahce's Nigerian marksman, Emmanuel Emenike.
The regular appearance of Everton scouts at the games of top Portuguese clubs is leading to plenty of speculation about the players Roberto Martinez may have instructed his eyes on the Iberian peninsula to watch closely. Fernando's name keeps coming up and André Gomes is another exciting prospect being linked.
Roberto Martinez has turned to Hannover striker Didier Ya Konan in his search for striking reinforcements this summer, claim The Express.
Everton are set to launch a bid for Queens Park Rangers striker, Loic Remy, according to The Times.
Everton scouts watched Anderlecht's central defender-turned-midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté this past weekend according to Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgium.
According to claims made in tomorrow's Sunday People, it will cost Everton £2.5m to sign Gareth Barry this summer because of a backdated-fee clause written into the original loan agreement.
Roberto Martinez is lining up a £10m move for Demba Ba as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, claim the Daily Mail.
Apostolos Vellios has sent what appear to be farewell messages to Everton and its fans on Twitter after 3½ years with the club. The Greek striker's contract is up this summer and is unlikely to be renewed.
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