Koeman engineering an improved Everton

Unbeaten in their first two English Premier League games of the 2016-2017 season under the guidance of Ronald Koeman, who has worked with patience and intelligence to bolster the club’s squad, Everton seem to be a much improved team from the one which Roberto Martinez led during the last two seasons. Whilst each of those ended with Everton finishing 11th in the English Premier League, the Toffees are undoubtedly well prepared to perform better this campaign, given the depth and quality of their pool of players, who Koeman is engineering…

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Chelsea to launch late massive spending spree

Chelsea are planning to launch a massive spending spree in the closing stages of the transfer window. The Express claims that the Blues intend to spend up to £150 million before the transfer window shuts down at the end of this month. The West London club have faced continuous frustration in their pursuit of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly as the Naples club are not willing to budge on their £50m valuation of the Senegal international. However, Chelsea are still hopeful of signing their primary defensive target in the coming days. The report…

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Everton ready to sell John Stones, Toffees lining up replacement

Everton manager Ronald Koeman will give the green light on signing £15 million-rated Wilfried Bony as part of the deal that will take John Stones to Manchester City, according to a report by The Sun. Last week, it was claimed that the Citizens were confident of sealing the £50 million signing of the Everton defender, with terms set to be finalised as soon as possible, according to a report by the Daily Mail. If this deal was agreed upon, Stones would have become the joined-most expensive defender in the world. At the…

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Everton plan to go John Stones-style on Romelu Lukaku

Everton are prepared to take a John Stones-style stance on Chelsea’s interest in Romelu Lukaku, with boss Ronaldo Koeman prepared to turn down all bids for the Belgian striker, according to a report by the Daily Mail. On Monday, reports said the Toffees were confident that the Belgium international would start the new Premier League season at Goodison Park, which starts with an home encounter against Tottenham on August 13, unless their £75 million valuation was met. However, the Times later claimed Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former player for less and…

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Twitter can’t believe former Everton coach is the new Belgium manager

In a shocking move, former Everton manager Roberto Martinez was appointed as the manager of the Belgium national team. The Spanish manager, who was sacked by Everton last season, was recently linked with the Hull City, but his appointment at the helm of Belgium national team has shocked everyone. Martinez will succeed Marc Wilmots, who was sacked following this summer’s Euro 2016. Twitter was definitely shocked to hear the news: Who saw that coming? Roberto Martinez has been appointed the new head coach of Belgium.https://t.co/rbfYkjpnyO pic.twitter.com/xYz3QhCvW0 — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August…

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Everton make an ambitious approach for Arsenal target

Everton have made a shock approach for Wolfsburg winger Julian Draxler, according to the Independent. The 22-year-old, this week, expressed his desire to leave his club in an interview with German publication Bild. The German media outlet also claimed that Arsenal and Juventus are interested in the player, but that he prefers a move to the North London club. However, the Bundesliga club later issued a statement and made it clear, in stern words, that the German international won’t be leaving the club this summer. It appears that the statement hasn’t discouraged…

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Chelsea to make massive but final bid for Everton striker

The Paul Pogba transfer has had many chapters, but so does the one of Romelu Lukaku. Now, reports have revealed that Chelsea are going to make a final offer for the Everton striker. On Monday, reports said the Toffees were confident that the Belgium international would start the new Premier League season at Goodison Park, which starts with an home encounter against Tottenham on August 13, unless their £75 million valuation was met. But today, the Times claims Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former player for less and have warned Everton that, if…

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Conte confirms Chelsea star might leave this summer

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has refused to confirm that striker Diego Costa will be playing for the West London club next season. The 27-year-old, who is yet to feature for the Blues during their US tour due to a minor back injury, has been consistently linked with a return to Atletico Madrid for quite some time now. The La Liga club have also time-and-time again expressed their desire to bring their former striker back to Vicente Calderon. Now, Conte has further fuelled the rumours linking Costa to Atletico by refusing to…

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Manchester City confident of signing star defender, Everton lining up replacement

Manchester City are confident of sealing the £50 million signing of Everton defender John Stones, with terms set to be finalised as soon as the end of the week, according to a report by the Daily Mail. If this deal gets agreed upon, John Stones will become the joined-most expensive defender in the world. At the moment, David Luiz is the lone holder of the record, having left Chelsea for Paris Saint-German in a massive £50 deal million in 2014. However, the Citizens are prepared to match the Ligue 1 champions’ record…

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Everton to pay release clause of Aston Villa midfielder, Stoke star to reject Toffees

Everton are keen to improve on their last two seasons, in which they finished 11th. The Toffees have a new coach in Ronald Koeman and are eager to return to the Premier League’s top five. The club has been linked with a number of players this summer, while some of their biggest starts have been linked with a move away from Goodison Park. Just think about Romelu Lukaku and John Stones. It’s been obvious that Everton are looking to add more quality to their midfield. Zenit’s Axel Witsel was apparently close to…

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English Premier League clubs interested in Portuguese Euro 2016 stars

Two of Portugal’s Euro 2016 stars have become primary transfer targets for a number of English Premier League clubs. The Sporting Lisbon duo of William Carvalho and Joao Mario were both key members of the Portuguese team which won the European Championships in France, with the pair now understood to be attracting interest from some of the top clubs in England. Magnificent Joao Mario As an ever present during Portugal’s successful Euro 2016 campaign, Joao Mario produced a series of excellent performances by consistently displaying his superb technical ability, range…

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Agent of Serie A star confirms Chelsea’s interest

Chelsea have been trying to get hands on Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly for quite some time now. However, the Naples club have managed to dispel advances towards their talented defender for now. Some reports have even suggested that they have already turned down a huge bid from the Blues for the 25-year-old. Now, Bruno Satin, the agent of the Senegal international, has confirmed beyond doubt that Chelsea and Everton are interested in signing his client this summer. Satin’s revealed that he recently held talks with Napoli over a new contract, but…

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Chelsea linked with two world-class strikers

Chelsea have been linked with two top strikers in the space of last 48 hours. The Blues, who have already bought Michy Batshuayi from Marseille this summer, are reportedly looking to procure another striker before next season. Italian football journalist Gianluca di Marzio has claimed that the West London club have made a bid of £50 million for their former player – Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has earlier hinted that he could quit the Merseysiders this summer. Along with Chelsea, Lukaku has also attracted attention from the likes…

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Leicester lose head of recruitment to Everton

Leicester City’s assistant manager and head of recruitment Steve Walsh has left the club and joined Everton, as reported by the Daily Mail. Despite only signing a new contract with Leicester in April to remain as Claudio Ranieri’s joint assistant along with Craig Shakespare, Walsh will now assume the fresh challenge of being Everton’s director of football. Prior to Walsh’s appointment, the Toffee’s major investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright had previously held talks with Sevilla’s technical director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, also known as Monchi, over his potential to…

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Manchester City set to seal record move for defender, showing interest in German star

Manchester City and Everton are close to agreeing a deal which will see John Stones become the most expensive defender in the world, according to a report by talkSPORT. At the moment, David Luiz is the holder of the record, having left Chelsea for Paris Saint-German in a massive £50 deal million in 2014. However, the Citizens are prepared to break the Ligue 1 champions’ record to secure Stones’ signature, with the fee for the 22-year-old expected to be around £53 million. Chelsea and Manchester United were also linked with a…

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Tottenham primed to lose out on Bayern star, Spurs need high bid to land Newcastle midfielder

Borussia Dortmund have agreed a five-year deal with Wolfsburg midfielder Andre Schurrle and are stepping up their interest in Tottenham target Mario Gotze over a return to the club, according to a report by German outlet Kicker (via SB Nation). The Germany international, who played at Euro 2016 for his country, left Dortmund three seasons ago for big rivals Bayern Munich in a £30.8 million deal. However, his time with the Bundesliga champions has been riddled with injury and a lack of playing time, making him a prime transfer target this…

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Chelsea have massive bid for striker rejected, deal for defender hijacked by Everton

Chelsea have seen a bid of £51 million for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata rejected by the Champions League winners, according to a report by Spanish newspaper Marca. Los Blancos recently exercised their buy-back clause of £23.6 million on the Spain international and were expected to immediately sell the Juventus striker for a serious profit. Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez was in Madrid this week to try and close a deal for his client, but the Blues’ initial offer of £51 million was not deemed sufficient by Los Blancos. The La Liga giants have now slapped a £64 million price…

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Napoli to steal two Chelsea transfer targets

With Antonio Conte about to take over the reigns at Chelsea, the Blues were primed to target and lure in a couple of Serie A stars. However, according to the latest reports, Italian giants Napoli are about to steal two Chelsea targets. Antonio Candreva’s agent Federico Pastorello has confirmed that Lazio Roma and Napoli have an agreement, that the winger likes the destination and that they will request personal terms, according to Mediaset Premium (via Football-Italia). The Partenopei are ready to pay £23.9 million, including bonuses, for the 29-year-old Italy international, who impressed…

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Chelsea agree personal terms with midfielder, Juventus interested in Blues winger

Chelsea have reportedly won their pursuit of Zenit St Petersburg Axel Witsel, according to the Sun. Everton were in the pole position to sign the Belgium international, but according to the report the Blues have hijacked their move by agreeing on personal terms with the player. The West London club will now start negotiating a transfer fee for the player with Zenit. The 27-year-old, who moved to Zenit in a £32 million move four years ago, has only one year left on his current deal with the Russian club. His contract situation means…

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Arsenal hold talks with two star strikers, ready to make massive wage bid for Alvaro Morata

With Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea ready to redeem their poor season by hiring a new coach, Arsenal can’t sit still and watch those three clubs fight it out for the Premier League crown. The Gunners have been on the look out for a new top striker, and several big names have been mentioned. Now, according to a report by The Sun, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has held talks with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette as he looks to bolster the Arsenal attack. Lukaku provided 25 goals and seven…

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Manchester United star linked with move to Premier League club

Juan Mata must be one of the unluckiest footballers in the world. The Spaniard was in the best form of his life when Jose Mourinho took charge of Chelsea in 2013. However, the Portuguese manager found Mata to be unsuitable to his playing philosophy and sold him to Manchester United. Now after two years with the Manchester club, the 28-year-old fins himself in the similar territory once again. Various reports have suggested that Mourinho will once again dispose of Mata in the transfer window and now, according to latest reports, the…

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Chelsea and Everton compete for Southampton star

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is set for an exit from the South Coast club in the summer after spending two seasons with them. The 30-year-old has only one year left on his current deal with the Saints and he is not expected to be offered a new deal. The Telegraph reports that Premier League clubs Chelsea and Everton are very much interested in signing the Italy international this summer. Everton manager Ronald Koeman has previously worked with Pelle at Feyenoord and Southampton and rates him very highly. Meanwhile, Chelsea manager…

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Everton on the brink of signing Euro 2016 star and selling top defender for record fee

With a new coach in Ronald Koeman and a reported £100 million transfer kit at their disposal, Everton are primed to have a big transfer summer. On Friday, the Toffees completed their first signing as Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg joined the club on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, according to a report by the BBC. The 33-year-old left Koeman’s Ajax for AS Roma in 2011, before moving to Fulham in 2013. Stekelenburg spent the 2014/2015 campaign on loan at Monaco and last season linked up with Koeman again at…

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Chelsea to rival Everton for Euro 2016 star, Toffees want Premier League scorer

Chelsea are set to battle Everton for Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, with the Blues seeing him as an alternative to Belgium team-mate Radja Nainggolan. According to a report by The Daily Mail, the Blues had a bid of £33 million for the AS Roma star rejected by the Serie A giants, which mean they have now been turned down three times in their chase of Nainggolan. Chelsea’s attention could now turn to Witsel, who is another impressive member of Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad and who has been linked…

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Arsenal reportedly agree personal terms with Romelu Lukaku

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to land a new top-level striker who can add the killer instinct their current options lack, and according to the latest reports, the Gunners are making progress on landing a big transfer target. According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Romelu Lukaku ahead of making a summer bid for the Belgium international. The 23-year-old provided 25 goals and seven assists in 46 appearances in all competitions last season for the Toffees and has scored two goals thus far at Euro 2016, twice…

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