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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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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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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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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Top clubs to battle for young Everton stars, Toffees continue search of new manager

Everton are set for a squad overhaul as The Toffees disappointed this season, finishing in 11th place in the Premier League and sacking manager Roberto Martinez. According to the Mail on Sunday, Everton remain interested in appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, following talks last week. The Argentine’s reign at Manchester City came to end due to the signing of Pep Guardiola and joins a list of potential managers with Ronald Koeman, Unai Emery, Frank de Boer and David Moyes. However, The Toffees are not the only club interested in Pellegrini,…

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Premier League Season Review – Everton

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Everton: 11th FA Cup: Semi-finals Capital One Cup: Semi-finals The distraction and the fixture congestion caused by the Europa League was the main reason provided for an indifferent campaign for Everton in 2014-15 as they fell way below the standards set when narrowly missing out on the top four in Roberto Martinez’ first season in charge. This time there was no such excuse and there were some encouraging signs to begin with, but it all ended up going horribly wrong as a squad full of talent flopped badly once again.…

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Manchester United targeting several stars in huge summer transfer spree

Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal and are primed to appoint Jose Mourinho is their new manager starting from next season. The Red Devils won the FA Cup this season but finished just fifth in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League football. The club is in dire need of a change and looks ready for a huge summer transfer spree. According to The Guardian, Mourinho has identified several star players United should target during the summer as part of an anticipated minimum £150 million spend. The reports states…

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Chelsea in pursuit of Everton duo

Chelsea are not giving up on their pursuit of Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and John Stones if the latest reports are to be believed. The Blues have been strongly linked with both players recently and according to Belgian source Het Laatste Nieuws (via Metro), they have already contacted Everton to discuss the potential transfers. Both players have a lot of suitors in the transfer market, and it won’t be an easy task for the West London club to secure their signings. Chelsea tried to sign Stones last summer, but their multiple…

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Chelsea to launch a sensational swoop for Everton duo

Chelsea are planning to all guns blazing in the upcoming transfer window. According to a report in Daily Star, the Blues are planning to launch a £90million swoop for Everton duo of John Stones and Romelu Lukaku. The Blues attempted to sign Stones last summer, but their three bids were turned down by the Toffees. The centre-back has suffered a slump in his form this season, but the Blues are convinced that he could provide a long-term defensive solution for their squad. The West London club are ready to offer £40 million…

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Jose Mourinho to sign three players at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has already drawn up his transfer plans if he gets formally appointed at Manchester United. According to the Sun, Mourinho has approved the transfer moves for John Stones, Renato Sanches and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Last summer, when he was in charge of Chelsea, Mourinho attempted to sign Everton defender John Stones, but the Toffees rejected all advances for their player. Benfica youngster Sanches has been strongly linked with a move to United recently and the club have supposedly scouted the Portuguese star on multiple occasions. The 18-year-old is one of the…

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Watford vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Two FA Cup semi-finalists in disappointing league form meet as Watford take on Everton at Vicarage Road, where the sides – both led by Spanish managers – will be greeted by a rousing reception to the tune of Z-Cars. The important thing for Watford as they headed to Arsenal for their last match was not to concede an early goal, but that objective failed as they were behind within four minutes and were unable to compete with their third-placed opponents for the remainder of the game, with forays forward proving extremely few…

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Everton vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Everton will be determined to win for the first time in six league games and ensure they do the double over strugglers Newcastle United when the two sides meet on Merseyside on Wednesday. A straightforward success over League Two side Carlisle United will be what Everton hope can be the launchpad to an improved run of results, with a poor recent defensive record having seriously undermined their obvious attacking flair. It came after they suffered a huge sense of injustice in losing to Manchester City on aggregate in the semi-finals of…

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It’s a six-way battle for John Stones

Everton’s John Stones is one of the most sought after defender in world football at the moment. Sunday Times’ Jonathan Northcroft claims that six of the major European clubs are in the pursuit of the 21-year-old. According to Northcroft, Stones’ suitors includes the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. He said on Sky Sports‘ Sunday Supplement that it’s an unprecedented situation for an English player to be at the centre of quite so many of the world’s top clubs’ attention. Northcroft believes Stones is on…

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Everton vs Tottenham – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be hoping to cap off a fine festive period with a fourth successive win as they make to trip to Merseyside to take on mid-table Everton, who are continuing to underachieve. Given the vibrance with which they attack, the number of goals they score and in particular the form of joint top Premier League scorer Romelu Lukaku, it is quite remarkable that Everton are occupying a place in the bottom half. That they are is partly down to a lack of ruthlessness, but it is mainly due to slack…

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Chelsea gossip: Double defender swoop targeted but international break yields injury woes

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea are ready to back manager Jose Mourinho with a fresh move for Everton centre-back John Stones and Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, both 21, in January, the Daily Mirror reports. The struggling Premier League champions have also made Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos a candidate as they look to strengthen their suspect back four. Chelsea’s ties with Dutch side Vitesse has seen the Blues emerge as favourites to sign wonderkid Thomas Buitink ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the Metro. The 15-year-old…

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Chelsea target January moves for defensive duo John Stones and Marquinhos

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been given the go ahead to make a fresh approach for Everton youngster John Stones in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror. And the champions will apparently follow the move up with a move for Paris Saint Germain’s Marquinhos as they look to bolster their back line (via Mirror). Blues owner Roman Abramovic recently gave Mourinho his public backing (via Mirror) following the 3-1 defeat to Southampton last weekend, and the club are now prepared to back the manager in the January…

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Everton vs Liverpool combined XI: Is Merseyside Red or Blue?

This weekend sees the arrival of the first Merseyside derby of the campaign, with both sides still looking to get themselves out of second gear. Below, we put together a combined XI of both team’s current stars, giving an insight into which side has the better overall squad. GK: Tim Howard – Everton The American may not be as influential as he once was, but he’s still a safer option than the erratic Simon Mignolet. RB: Seamus Coleman – Everton A hamstring injury may keep him out of this particular…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues target gets confirmed exit and Mourinho vows to stay at Stamford Bridge

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it was not his decision to sign defender Papy Djilobodji, 26, from Nantes on transfer deadline day, The Independent reports. The 26-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in a £4m deal in an effort to bolster the Blues’ defensive options after they failed to sign Everton centre back John Stones, despite tabling several bids for the Englishman. Tottenham Hotspur are open to entering a Wembley ground share agreement with Chelsea to avoid the London clubs trying to outbid…

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Everton vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Following the international break, Chelsea will be determined to improve on their none too exceptional start to the defence of their Premier League title as they face Everton in Saturday’s early kick-off. The hosts will be reasonably content to have taken five points from what looked a tough opening four fixtures. They had goalkeeper Tim Howard to thank for earning a point in their last game at Tottenham, with the American stopper making several key saves to preserve a point in a match where his teammates failed to create many…

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Chelsea news: Stones move could now be easier, and Pogba reportedly agrees pre-contract move

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of Paul Pogba, after the Daily Express suggested that the Juventus man had reportedly agreed a pre-contract deal with Barcelona. The Catalan side’s transfer ban means that a deal can only go through in January. John Stones could be about to sign a new contract with Everton, but the 21-year-old is keen to ensure that the fresh terms make a Stamford Bridge switch easier, according to the Daily Mirror. The England international…

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Everton will offer John Stones a new contract but deal will make Chelsea switch easier

Everton are planning to offer Chelsea target John Stones a new contract, but the 21-year-old is reportedly insistent that he will only agree fresh terms if it makes a potential Stamford Bridge switch easier, the Daily Mirror report. According to the Mirror, the centre-back will only sign the improved deal as long as it includes a buyout clause that would help prevent the events of the summer, which seem to have damaged his relationship with the Toffees. The England international handed in a transfer request amid speculation linking him with a…

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Chelsea gossip: Fifth Stones bid planned, and Pogba is still keen to leave Juventus

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are planning to make a fifth bid for Everton defender John Stones in January after failing to sign him in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror. The 21-year-old submitted a transfer request during the window, but will still cost around £40m. Chelsea target Paul Pogba wants to leave Juventus in January, but only after resolving an image rights issue with a former agent, the Daily Star report. The agent wants £25m from the player, but Pogba is prepared to go…

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Chelsea to return with FIFTH John Stones bid in January

Chelsea are set to revive their attempts to bring Everton defender John Stones to Stamford Bridge by making a fifth bid in January, according to the Daily Mirror. Despite the 21-year-old handing in a transfer request at Goodison Park, none of the Blues’ four offers during the summer window did enough to tempt Roberto Martinez to sell his star man. The Mirror suggest that with three years left on his contract on Merseyside, the Premier League champions will have to pay £40m for the former Barnsley man. Despite his apparent desire…

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England’s confirmed line-up vs San Marino: Everton trio and Jamie Vardy start for Three Lions in Euro 2016 qualifier

Roy Hodgson has named the team that he will be expecting to comfortably claim victory over San Marino this afternoon, and possibly secure qualification for Euro 2016 in the process. Everton trio Phil Jagielka, John Stones, and Ross Barkley will all start the Group E clash in Serravalle, as does Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, despite the racism row that cast some doubt over his international future. Meanwhile, Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been rewarded for his fine start to the season by being awarded his second cap nearly three…

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