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Everton and West Ham linked with a summer move for 64-cap international

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been heavily linked with a move away from Turin this summer. Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Everton are reportedly keeping tabs on his situation. According to Calciomercato, Ramsey’s suitors are in constant contact with Juventus regarding a summer move. The 64-cap Welsh international earns around €7.5 million per year and has a contract with Juventus until the summer of 2023. Ramsey has failed to establish himself as a key player for the Italian giants, and his wages have now become a burden. It appears that Juventus are willing to cash in on the player, and a return to the Premier League would be ideal. SL View: Return to the Premier League would be ideal for Ramsey Ramsey has not been at his best since leaving Arsenal, and he...

Report: Five-times league winner Everton and Leeds target has made his decision already

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo wants to stay at the Bernabeu Stadium next season. According to reports from Defensa Central, the Brazilian wants to continue at Madrid, even after knowing that he won’t be the first-choice under Carlo Ancelotti. The report claims that Marcelo has had conversations with Ancelotti. The Italian boss has told him that he won’t be a major part of his plans. Marcelo accepts that Ferland Mendy is in better shape at the moment, and he will be the first-choice left-back next season. However, Marcelo still wants to continue at the Spanish club. The 33-year-old joined Los Blancos in 2007 and has made over 525 appearances in all competitions. The 58-times capped Brazil international has enjoyed rich success with Madrid, winning five La Liga titles and four Champions Leag...

Everton reportedly plot move for two players from same club, including £16m winger

Everton are yet to appoint their new manager, but they are preparing the groundwork for the upcoming season.  The Toffees are close to appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti. Sky Sports reported last week that the Portuguese boss is close to being appointed as Ancelotti’s successor at Goodison Park. The Merseyside club are hopeful of finalising a deal for the 47-year-old manager in the coming days. His arrival at the club could see Everton being linked with a host of Wolverhampton Wanderers players this summer. According to reports from Football Insider, Everton are preparing to submit bids for Wolves duo – centre-back Conor Coady and winger Pedro Neto. Nuno highly rates the two players highly and he feels the duo would be perfec...

James Rodriguez on his Everton future, Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid

James Rodriguez has said that he could stay for another season with Everton despite the recent departure of manager Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti played a pivotal role in signing him for the Toffees last summer, but the Italian is no longer at the helm, having returned to Real Madrid. Rodriguez had previously worked with Ancelotti at Madrid and Bayern Munich, but he has ruled out the prospect of another reunion. The Colombia international is looking forward to next season with the Toffees, and admitted his cycle with Real Madrid is now closed. He told Habla Deportes (via MSN): “I don’t know. I think not…. If I stay another year [at Everton] that’s fine.” “I don’t think Ancelotti is going to take me. The cycle for me with Real Madrid is closed.” Sportslens view: Rodriguez had an injury-pl...

Agents of four-time UCL winner reportedly sound out Leeds & Everton over move

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is set to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer as he is not in the plans of new manager Carlo Ancelotti. According to the Daily Mirror, his agents are searching for a new club for him and have sounded out both Everton and Leeds United, with the Toffees early favourites to land him. Marcelo wants a two-year deal and could be available for as little as £5 million with just a year left on his current deal. Madrid are ready to sell the 33-year-old defender, and his preference is to move to England or Italy. Sportslens View With five La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues to his name since joining the Spanish giants in 2007, the 58-cap Brazil international knows how to win. Despite playing just 19 games across all competitions last term, Marcelo would fancy his c...

‘I’ve heard Farhad Moshiri likes him’ – Guillem Balague shares Everton manager update

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has commented on the reports linking former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez with the Everton job. The Goodison Park outfit want a top manager to replace Carlo Ancelotti, and the Spaniard is said to be on their radar as the search drag on. While some Everton fans do not want him due to his affiliation with bitter and city rivals Liverpool, Balague claims that is a thing of the past as Benitez is no longer connected with the club as before. About @rafabenitezweb and #Everton I understand the feeling from some due to his time at #LFC… 15 years ago! But I know his connection it is now more or at least as much with the city of Liverpool than with LFC as it is run now (he has no relationship with the new owners) — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) June 11, ...

Everton have reportedly made move for Ligue 1-winning manager

Everton have added Rudi Garcia to their managerial shortlist, according to L’Equipe (via GFFN). Everton have approached Rudi Garcia. More follows. (L’Éq) — Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 10, 2021 Sportslens View The Toffees are yet to find a suitable replacement for Carlo Ancelotti despite being linked with numerous managers. Rafa Benitez, Graham Potter, Nuno Espirito Santo, Claudio Ranieri and Antonio Conte have all been tipped for the job, and it appears the search is still ongoing. Garcia left Lyon at the end of the 2020-21 campaign after the French side finished fourth in the Ligue 1 table and missed out on Champions League football. The 57-year-old is ready to return to the dugout immediately from the look of things, and it is unclear whether the Everton project would appeal to...

Tottenham and Everton set to battle it out for 18-goal attacker this summer

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have been linked with a move for Uruguayan international Diego Rossi. The Los Angeles FC forward is available for around £10 million this summer, and the two Premier League clubs are keen on adding him to their ranks as per the Telegraph. They are looking to add depth to their attacking options, and Rossi could prove to be a quality addition for a reasonable price. Spurs are unlikely to sign Carlos Vinicius permanently, and Rossi could come in as the back-up for Harry Kane next season. Similarly, Everton have released Joshua King and need another attacker to support Dominic Calvert-Lewin. SL View: Much-needed backup option for both clubs The 23-year-old can play across the front line, and his versatility would be an asset for Spurs or Everton. The forward scor...

Report: Everton keen on recruiting French manager

Everton are currently in discussions with Christophe Galtier to become their next manager, according to BeFoot. The Toffees have been without a manager after Carlo Ancelotti left them in order to take charge of Real Madrid for a second stint. Galtier will be in high demand after sensationally guiding Lille to the Ligue 1 title last season and winning the Ligue 1 manager of the season award. The report did add that Galtier has reached an agreement to take charge of French club Nice though this has not deterred Everton. One could argue that Everton will be a better next career step for Galtier rather than Nice. The latter placed ninth in the French top-flight last season and even if the 54-year-old agrees to join them, he will have to embark on a long-term project to develop the outfit into ...

Everton could make a move for 25-yr-old after the Euros, Marcel Brands a big fan

Netherlands international Denzel Dumfries continues to be linked with a move to Everton this summer. According to De Telegraaf (via Sport Witness), the Toffees may wait until after the European Championships before they make a move for the right-back. Marcel Brands is a big fan of the Dutch international and could attempt to lure the 25-year-old to Goodison Park before next season. It is no secret that Everton will have to sign a quality right back as a long term replacement for Seamus Coleman, and Dumfries could prove to be a quality investment. The defender has shown impressive development over the past year, and he is likely to improve further with experience and coaching. The PSV Eindhoven defender has a contract until the summer of 2023, but a move to the Premier League could be the c...

Blow for Everton as 47 y/o manager on the verge of joining Crystal Palace – Report

Crystal Palace are edging closer to appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as their next manager, according to reports from The Telegraph. The 47-year-old is set to make a swift return to the Premier League with Palace, who are looking to appoint a replacement for Roy Hodgson. Nuno is in advanced talks with Palace, and he could be appointed by the end of this week. The Eagles have considered several candidates for their vacant managerial position. Talks were held with Frank Lampard, and they monitored the likes of Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Swansea City’s Steve Cooper and Barnsley’s Valerien Ismael. However, Nuno is set to become their next boss, and the announcement could be made later this week. The news will come as a blow for Everton, who also showed interest in Nuno. The Toffee...

Report: Euro club keen to sign 25 y/o Villa and Everton target

Lazio are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer. Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported on his website that Maurizio Sarri wants to sign Loftus-Cheek for Lazio. The former Chelsea boss looks set to become the new manager at Lazio. The 62-year-old is returning to management after taking a year off following his sacking at Juventus. One of the very first players on Sarri’s wish list is Loftus-Cheek. Lazio will look to sign him on loan with an option to buy permanently. The 25-year-old spent the last season on loan at Fulham, where he made 31 appearances for the Cottagers. Although he couldn’t save Fulham from getting relegated, his performances were a step in the right direction. Loftus-Cheek played his best football in 2018-19 unde...