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When do Everton FC report back for pre-season training?

Everton will begin preparations for the new season in earnest when they meet back up in early July.

Newly installed manager Marco Silva will meet the bulk of the Everton squad when they return to Finch Farm in the first week of July for a series of fitness tests.

The World Cup contingent – Jordan Pickford, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Idrissa Gueye – will be given an extended break dependent on how far they progress in Russia.

Everton have confirmed pre-season fixtures against Bury and Blackburn Rovers, travelling to Gigg Lane on Wednesday, July 18 before a trip to Ewood Park on Thursday, July 26.

The Blues then host Valencia at Goodison Park on Saturday, August 4.

New Everton manager Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands

The majority of the Everton squad are working on the basis on having to be back at the club’s Halewood training complex in the first week in July.

The Toffees will be put through their paces by Silva’s fitness coach Pedro Conceição during the first few days of training. Joao Pedro Sousa, Hugo Oliviera and Duncan Ferguson will make up the rest of Silva’s backroom team, with Ryland Morgans leaving the club recently.

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Ronald Koeman brought the start of his first Everton pre-season forward by a few days in the summer of 2016.

But the Dutchman was left unimpressed by the schedule he inherited which included a place in the Dresden Cup which saw Everton play twice in the space of 17 hours, writes the Liverpool Echo.

Axed manager Sam Allardyce said he was close to finalising Everton’s pre-season schedule before he left with a training camp in Austria believed to have been arranged.

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Liverpool eye Jiri Pavlenka, Yann Sommer and Corentin Tolisso, Everton, West Ham & Fulham bidding for £12m Domagoj Vida

Liverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of number one goalkeeping target Alisson after Real Madrid sensationally pulled out of the race for his signature.

The Spanish giants were believed to have bid around £45 million for the Brazilian number one, but that offer was miles away from Roma’s £75 million valuation of their star man.

Now, Real have turned their attentions elsewhere and have snapped up Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk.

That leaves Liverpool free to make a move for the 25-year-old and the Liverpool Echo claim the club have held talks with his representatives over the possibility of signing him.

However, the fee for Alisson may be beyond the reach of the Anfield club and HITC are reporting that German outlet Bild claim the Reds are now looking at Werder Bremen stopper Jiri Pavlenka.

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In fact, the report claims Liverpool could be set for a double raid on the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach’s Yann Sommer also on their wanted list.

Sommer, 29, is the more experienced out of the two, and has performed to an incredibly high standard since moving to Germany from Basel in the summer of 2014, chalking up 48 clean sheets for Monchengladbach during that time.

Pavlenka, meanwhile, is an equally impressive ‘keeper, but at 6ft 5in tall, he is arguably a more imposing figure between the sticks than Sommer.

The 26-year-old kept 10 clean sheets in 38 outings for Bremen last season, and he is still at an age where he will surely improve further still.

Corentin Tolisso is dreaming about playing for Liverpool, a source has told Calcioinsider.

Tolisso, 23, is being linked with a move to Anfield and recently impressed in France’s first World Cup clash against Australia.

The Bayern Munich midfielder could come in as a replacement for the departing Emre Can.

Can is expected to join Juventus when his contract expires at the end of the month.

Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida is being linked with a move to the Premier League with Everton, Fulham and West Ham United reportedly heading the interest.

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Why signing this £10m-rated set-piece specialist would be a major statement by Everton

Aleksandr Golovin appears to be a man in demand, following his superb display in Russia’s 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening game last week.

Golovin, 22, was touted as a potential star at the World Cup long before the start of the tournament, and the midfielder certainly did not disappoint in the opening game, where he provided two assists and scored from a sumptuous free-kick.

A host of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing the Russian star in the summer. Should Everton also enter the race for the £10m-rated Golovin’s signature?

New Everton boss Marco Silva has a lot of work to do this summer if he would want his side to challenge for a top-six finish next season. One particular area the Portuguese should strengthen this summer is the central midfield.

Aleksandr Golovin

Morgan Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye had an inconsistent 2017/18 campaign as Everton were often overrun in midfield, while Wayne Rooney also underwhelmed in a deeper role. Also, former manager Sam Allardyce’s decision to play Tom Davies in central midfield royally failed as Everton finished eighth this past season.

Keeping everything in mind, Silva should consider a move for Golovin, who currently plays for CSKA Moscow. Golovin made his senior debut for the Russian outfit in 2014, aged just 18. He has since gone on to establish himself as a key player for the club. On the international front, he made his senior debut for Russia as a 19-year-old in 2015; he has 21 caps and three goals for Russia to his name.

Golovin is one of the brightest young prospects in Russia, and he enjoyed a wonderful campaign with CSKA last season, scoring 7 goals and providing 6 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions. Predominantly he is an attacking midfielder but he is also comfortable playing on either wing or in a deeper, central midfield position.

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Scouting report on Danish midfielder linked with Everton

Well, no one is going to say that Everton didn’t due their due diligence this summer, even though it appears some of the players being linked with the club are not quite up to the standard we are expecting.

Spanish club Celta Vigo are having some issues with a couple of players and their representation, and we noticed Everton was mentioned which immediately caused us to perk up our ears. The club are looking to enter contract renewal negotiations for two players who have deals ending at the end of this coming season, Daniel Wass and Sergi Gomez.

They are both represented by agency Stellar Group and the club has been frustrated in their attempts to get something worked out. Meanwhile, the Marca report claims that there is some interest in Wass from two clubs, AS Roma in Italy and Everton.

Just yesterday we saw reports that Morgan Schneiderlin could indeed be on his way out this summer, and while the Blues do have Beni Baningime waiting in the wings, they will be looking for an established player to likely take the starting role.

Everton have been linked with some box-to-box type midfielders going back to last summer, with Marcelo Brozovic and Steven N’Zonzi the most prominent of those names. Wass is not necessarily at that elite level, but is decent in his own right.

Daniel Wass stats, last three seasons TransferMarkt.com

The journeyman midfielder has had multiple stops in his career but at 29 has been at his best with Celta over the last couple of years. His offensive output is certainly more along the lines of what the Blues have expected out of Morgan Schneiderlin.

Interestingly, Denmark chose to go with youth over his experience for the World Cup, selecting Thomas Delaney instead of Wass. Delaney is another player that has been linked with the Toffees in the last couple of years, but hasn’t had the overall impact that Wass has.

Daniel Wass radar, last three seasons UnderStat.com

James McCarthy has been injury prone and Muhamed Besic could be on his way out after

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Everton step up pursuit of German international

Everto are stepping up their interest in Hertha Berlin left-back Marvin Plattenhardt.

According to freelance journalist Ben Grounds, Everton are looking to Plattenhardt as a replacement for Leighton Baines.

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Plattenhardt starred at left-back in the Bundesliga last season and secured his place in the German squad for the World Cup this summer.

The fullback started Germany’s opening game in Russia, as they were beaten 1-0 by Mexico.

Everton are hoping to strengthen a number of areas this summer, with Plattenhardt possibly the first of many new arrivals.

The report does, however, claim that Leicester will rival Everton for the German international.

Leicester have already beaten Everton to one signing this summer, as they look set to announce the signing of James Maddison from Championship side Norwich for £24m.

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Out-of-favour Belgium international speed demon would be perfect for Everton

Everton should consider a move for the Chelsea ace.

Marco Silva has a lot of work to do during this summer’s transfer window, if he is to guide his Everton side into contention for the top six places in the Premier League table.

One particular area where the Portuguese will want to improve is his centre-forward department, and an injection of pace and youth before the start of the new season will surely feature highly on his wish-list.

With this in mind, Everton should consider making a move for out-of-favour Chelsea front man Michy Batshuayi.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell with Borussia Dortmund after joining the Bundesliga side in January, scoring nine goals in 14 appearances in all competitions.

The German club have cooled their interest in completing a permanent move for the Belgium international, however, according to German media outlet Bild, and that might just leave the door open for the Toffees to swoop in.

With Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud currently at Chelsea, Batshuayi’s future at Stamford Bridge seems bleak to say the least, and a move to Everton could help reinvigorate his career.

The 24-year-old possesses blistering pace and his ability to run in behind the opposition’s defence would provide Marco Silva with an entirely different option through the middle.

Chelsea paid Marseille around £33.2 million for Batshuayi’s signature two years ago, but his struggles in west London should mean that Everton will be able to pick him up for a reduced fee this summer.

And if Silva does in fact manage to bring him to Goodison Park, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for the Merseyside outfit.

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Is Schneiderlin on his way out of Everton?

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton runs with the ball under pressure from Alex Pritchard of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Everton at John Smith’s Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Today’s transfer stories involving Everton focus not on possible arrivals but instead on a player who could be leaving Goodison Park.

This player is Morgan Schneiderlin. France Football are quoted on tribalfootball.com as saying that Marseille are preparing to make a bid for the Everton midfielder.

Apparently the Blues are prepared to let Schneiderlin go as he doesn’t fit into new manager Marco Silva’s plans.

I have to admit to mixed feelings about this story. When he first arrived Schneiderlin looked an excellent acquisition for Everton.

He had struggled at Manchester United following a big money move there but had been one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League  playing under Ronald Koeman at Southampton.

And of course Koeman was Blue’s manager at the time when he signed. Schneiderlin then enjoyed a very good first full season at Goodison as the Blues finished seventh in 2017-18.

He had formed a solid partnership with Idrissa Gueye in the centre of Everton’s midfield.

But as we know it all went wrong at the beginning of last season as Everton’s form fell away badly and the team were conceding goals left, right and centre.

Schneiderlin was obviously not the only player guilty of poor performances. But he was one who was singled out for some booing from frustrated Blues supporters.

It has seemed increasingly likely he might well move on this summer. However I still feel he could do a job for the Blues and so it would be a shame to see him go.

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I also think it’s very unlikely the club will get what they paid for Schneiderlin if he does join Marseille.

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Everton boss Marco Silva ready to flog Ashley Williams in huge Goodison shake-up

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Reports claim veteran defender could be following Wayne Rooney out the Everton exit door and straight to the MLS

ASHLEY WILLIAMS could reportedly be following Everton team-mate Wayne Rooney to the MLS.

New Toffees boss Marco Silva is determined to shake-up the squad and free up cash to bolster his transfer funds and slash the wage bill.

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Ashley Williams could be heading out of the Everton exit door this summer

The Daily Mirror claims the 33-year-old defender Williams is likely to be a casualty.

And Silva is now believed to be ready to listen to offers for the veteran.

The Wales captain moved to Everton in 2016 after impressing for his nation at the Euros.

But the centre-half, capped 79 times by his country, struggled for form last season.

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Marco Silva is determined to shake-up his newly-inherited Toffees squad

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Ashley Williams is recovering from a collapsed lung picked up on international duty last month

He has not played for the Toffees since he was red carded against Burnley in March.

However, the Mirror say that sources have told them Williams has no plans to leave.

And he will not be actively seeking a move due to him still being under contract for another 12 months.

Williams is currently on the mend after suffering a collapsed lung in Wales’ goalless draw with Mexico last month.

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West Ham, Everton Fulham heading interest in World Cup defender, offers made

Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida is being linked with a move to the Premier League with Everton, Fulham and West Ham United reportedly heading the interest.

Vida only joined Beskitas in the last transfer window, and the Turkish club reportedly faced a fight with Everton at the time.

Sozcu say West Ham, Everton and Fulham are currently leading the race for the Croatian international and that offers have been made for the defender.

It’s reported the highest bid received by Besiktas is €13m plus €2m add-ons, but the club hasn’t been disclosed.

The three Premier League sides will be looking to recruit in this window and the Turkish media insist Vida is an option.

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Vida is currently in Russia with the Croatian national team and Besiktas are hoping his value may increase if he has a good World Cup.

The central defender joined Besiktas on a free transfer from Dynamo Kyiv in January, but struggled to cement place in the Turkish side’s starting eleven.

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Blow for Everton who could lose established international defender this summer

New Everton manager Marco Silva will consider selling defender Ashley Williams if a reasonable offer is made for him, according to the Mirror.

The 33-year-old could be shipped out by Silva as the new boss looks to shuffle his squad ahead of the new season.

Williams only has one year remaining on his contract and failed to impress at Goodison Park during the previous campaign.

Although Silva doesn’t have a problem with Williams leaving the Merseyside club, the Welshman himself is keen to remain at the club until his contract runs out.

Williams’ last appearance for the Toffees came in March where he was sent off against Burnley and since then, the centre-back has been frozen out of the starting lineup.

The Welsh international started 20 times in the top flight last season and if he is to move, he is expected to move to another Premier League side.

The defender suffered a serious injury while on international duty with Wales, where his lung collapsed during a friendly with Mexico.

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Premier League midfielder linked with free transfer to Everton

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is being linked with a move to Everton following the news he will leave the Gunners at the end of the month.

The Mirror, as cited by Yahoo Sports, claims that the former England international is a target for Marco Silva’s men this summer.

Several Premier League sides have expressed an interest in the player, with Southampton, Wolves, West Ham and Crystal Palace ready to offer him a Premier League lifeline.

There is also thought to be interest from abroad with Sampdoria and AC Milan being discussed as possible destinations.

It is yet to be seen whether or not Wilshere would consider a move abroad, but regular game time is likely to be the deciding factor when he comes to picking his next move.

Wilshere vented his frustration online when he was not selected for the England squad this summer and a return to the international set-up will be one of his big ambitions going forward.

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Everton-linked Callum Lang in contract stand off at Wigan Athletic

A highly-rated young striker linked with Everton has placed a host of Premier League clubs on red alert.

Wigan Athletic teenager Callum Lang is out of contract next summer and talks over a new deal have broken down.

Everton have been monitoring the 19-year-old from Croxteth after a fine season in front of goal.

Crewe Alexandra Captain George Ray and Morecambe player Callum Lang tussle for the ball

Lang, who has previously been with Liverpool’s Academy and the Bolton youth set-up, was sent on loan to Morecambe last term and scored 10 times in 30 League Two matches.

The Everton fan has attracted the interest of a group of leading clubs and they have been given encouragement they could prise him from the DW Stadium after it emerged negotiations over a fresh contract have stalled.

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Lang has made three appearances for the Wigan first-team.

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When Everton's players return to Finch Farm revealed as Marco Silva set to meet his new team

Marco Silva will meet the bulk of the Everton squad in early July.

Everton’s medical team have told the players they will be needed back at Finch Farm in the first week of July for a series of fitness tests.

The Blues’ World Cup contingent – Jordan Pickford, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Idrissa Gueye – will be given an extended break dependent on how far England progress in Russia.

Everton’s new Manager Marco Silva and Director of Football Marcel Brands at USM Finch Farm. (Image: Andrew Teebay)

Everton have confirmed pre-season fixtures against Bury and Blackburn Rovers, travelling to Gigg Lane on July 18 before a trip to Ewood Park on July 26.

The Blues then host Valencia at Goodison Park on August 4.

The majority of the Everton squad are working on the basis on having to be back at the club’s Halewood training complex in the first week in July.

The Toffees will be put through their paces by Silva’s fitness coach Pedro Conceição during the first few days of training. Joao Pedro Sousa, Hugo Oliviera and Duncan Ferguson will make up the rest of Silva’s backroom team, with Ryland Morgans leaving the club recently.

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Ronald Koeman brought the start of his first Everton pre-season forward by a few days in the summer of 2016.

But the Dutchman was left unimpressed by the schedule he inherited which included a place in the Dresden Cup which saw Everton play twice in the space of 17 hours.

Axed manager Sam Allardyce said he was close to finalising Everton’s pre-season schedule before he left with a training camp in Austria believed to have been arranged.

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Klopp Talk: The “Spontaneous” Van Dijk Everton Start

Virgil van Dijk made his debut as a Liverpool player, fresh after being minted The World’s Most Expensive Defender™, and scored a winning goal in the Merseyside Derby. That happened. And yet, it nearly became a forgotten moment during an eventful second half of the season.

Although we certainly would have hoped for more goals from the aerial dominant Dutchman, it was an incredible way to announce yourself, in front of the Kop no less.

Now, in the end-of-season DVD, Reds boss Jürgen Klopp spoke about the decision to start him for that FA Cup tie.

“It was not a tough decision, it was only a spontaneous decision,” Kloppo said.

“In the morning, I actually thought he will not play. But we had one session in the morning and I came out on the pitch and [said], ‘Ah, come on, why not?’

“It’s not that I didn’t want him to play obviously, we bought him so we wanted him to play. But it was the first game, against Everton, if something goes the wrong direction it’s not a cool start and we want a good start for him.

“But then I thought he’s ready for it, so we did it and it was a genius decision!

“He scored the first goal, in front of the Kop, so that’s not too bad.”

Not too bad, indeed.

Van Dijk proved to be a vital cog in providing much-need defensive stability as Liverpool competed on two-fronts.

He was so good, that no one talks about how expensive he was. Moreover, the impressive Champions League run had everyone forgetting about that early FA Cup exit to West Brom after bouncing our local rivals in the previous round.

Hopefully he scores a few more in the season ahead, as Liverpool look to push up the league table and do one better in the Champions League.

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How does Gylfi Sigurdsson fit in at Everton under Marco Silva?

Marco Silva needs to get the best out of Everton’s most expensive player Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The £40m midfielder was often a victim of his own versatility during his first season at Goodison following a club record switch from Swansea City last summer.

Sigurdsson’s ability to play across the forward line – and in deeper midfield roles – meant the 28-year-old sacrificed himself for the needs of the team last term as he was played in positions that would limit his attacking influence.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s magical strike.

But with a fresh start at Everton, the appointment of a new manager and Sigurdsson’s return to full fitness following a knee injury which saw him miss the final eight games of the Premier League season, Silva will be expected to find a way that allows the Icelander to flourish.

Silva told the ECHO his preferred formation for the Blues will be 4-3-3 but depending on the “profile” of the team’s No6 – the deep lying midfielder – that could see two of the middle three push forward and join in the attack, or just one – and this is where Sigurdsson looks like coming into the picture.

Silva wants to play with width and so will employ out-and-out wingers on either side of a lone frontman which looks like it could spare Sigurdsson being asked to play there again.

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But even though Sigurdsson has looked most effective when playing in behind the striker, as he does for his country, based on the tactics employed by Silva in his half a season at Watford it is not certain the Iceman will always play in a central role.

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Silva says his three man midfield can be with just one of the trio – the No6 – sitting deep, allowing the other two to push forward.

“Depending the profile of my No6, I can play one and two or I can play two and one behind the striker depending on the profile of our No6,” Silva said.

“If we play Schneiderlin he

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Why Everton should take a chance on Jack Wilshere

Former Everton skipper and Arsenal favourite Kevin Campbell believes the Blues should take a chance on Jack Wilshere.

The 26-year-old midfielder confirmed he will leave The Gunners when his contract expires at the end of this month.

And Campbell, who scored 51 goals in 164 appearances for the Toffees between 1999 and 2005, believes his old club would benefit from the England midfielder’s influence at Goodison.

Everton have been linked with the player for months.

In April then manager Sam Allardyce said: “I can’t comment on that, you’re not supposed to be talking about that.

“But I’ve always admired him, oh yes.

“I’ve seen a big difference in Jack Wilshere recently, in his frame, in his body. He looks like he has really got the bit between his teeth.

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“He looks a lot fitter than he was and he is leaner in his face. He looks like he’s had a real go off the field, with his diet and extra training, to overcome his injury problems and prove what a great player he is.

“Hopefully if he is over his problems, whether it’s Arsenal or another club, we all hope he has a long career ahead of him.”

Talent has never been in doubt with Wilshere. Whenever he has played for Arsenal and England, he has displayed a brilliant range of passing and possesses a footballing brain that few in the English game can match.

However, the obvious blight on his career, and something many potential suitors would have to consider is his horrendous injury record.

Jack Wilshere of Bournemouth has his shirt pulled by Gareth Barry of Everton (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

To date, Wilshere has spent over 1,000 days of his career sidelined with various injuries.

He has suffered everything from ankle problems to knee injuries, with various fractures in between.

But, what if Wilshere’s injury riddled career wasn’t down to the player himself but rather an injury culture at Arsenal itself?

After all, during a loan spell at Bournemouth last season, Wilshere missed just one game through injury until a fractured

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Jurgen Klopp reveals thinking behind decision to hand Virgil van Dijk a Liverpool debut against Everton

Jurgen Klopp has revealed why he took a last-minute decision to hand Virgil van Dijk a Liverpool debut in the FA Cup third round victory over Everton.

Van Dijk’s £75m move from Southampton to Liverpool had been confirmed just four days prior to Everton visit of Anfield, but he turned in a commanding performance before scoring a late winner in front of the Kop.

Klopp admits it was only a “spontaneous decision” to put Van Dijk in the side – and it was the performance of Van Dijk in just one training session that convinced the Reds boss that it was the right call.

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Speaking on the club’s official 2017-18 end-of-season DVD, via Liverpoolfc.com, he said: v”It was not a tough decision, it was only a spontaneous decision.

“In the morning, I actually thought he will not play. But we had one session in the morning and I came out on the pitch and [said], ‘Ah, come on, why not?

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Everton (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

“It’s not that I didn’t want him to play obviously, we bought him so we wanted him to play. But it was the first game, against Everton, if something goes the wrong direction it’s not a cool start and we want a good start for him.

“But then I thought he’s ready for it, so we did it and it was a genius decision!

“He scored the first goal, in front of the Kop, so that’s not too bad.”

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Schneiderlin set for Everton exit?

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is attracting interest from Ligue 1 club Marseille and he could be tempted with a move back to France according to Talksport.

Newspapers have hinted that Schneiderlin may want to leave the club following a tumultuous start to his Everton career.  Schneiderlin became a target for fans after rumours that he was sent home from training and a perceived lack of effort in certain games this season.

New Everton manager Marco Silva has said that the Frenchman could play a key role as his number 6 this season but has yet to discuss his future with the player.

Everton are looking to shed their squad of 12 or more players this summer.

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Everton have failed three times to sign current World Cup hero

Russian winger Denis Cheryshev looks like being the surprise package of the World Cup this summer. The 27-year-old had not scored for his country before the tournament but now has three goals in two games with Russia seemingly heading into the next round.

His form is certainly a shock, considering he was mostly used as a substitute for Villarreal last season.

For fans of one Premier League club, however, he will not be an unknown. Everton have been linked with the Russian talent for a number of years and on several different occasions.

Rewind to the winter of 2012 and Everton made a €6 million bid to sign the player. He had just made his debut for the Russian national team under Fabio Capello and was in Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans at Real Madrid. As reported by Marca, the bid was rejected, Real Madrid had high hopes for the youngster.

Six months later he had signed a new deal at Real as Everton’s approach fell on deaf ears.

(during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

Then, in the summer of 2015, Everton moved again. Cheryshev had just enjoyed a successful loan spell with Villarreal and the Toffees were to rival Liverpool for his signature.

They reportedly failed in a last-ditch bid to sign the player, after a move for Andriy Yarmolenko had not materialised.

But despite Everton’s three previous attempts at signing the player, fans at Goodison Park were never truly left to regret such failings.

Cheryshev struggled to make it at Real Madrid and is now doing the same with the Yellow Submarine.

But Everton are seeing his raw talent in full show at the World Cup this summer. Currently joint top-scorer with Cristiano Ronaldo, this looks like a player Everton would now love at their disposal.

Maybe a fourth approach should be in the offing.

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Leicester's 69-capped international striker would be a shrewd signing for Everton

Everton should consider a move for the Leicester City forward.

New Everton boss Marco Silva has a lot of work to do at Goodison Park this summer, if he is to guide his side back into contention for the European places this season.

One particular area where the Portuguese will want to strengthen is his forward department, and an injection of pace will be crucial to their hopes of enjoying a successful campaign next season.

With this in mind, Everton should consider a move for Leicester ace Ahmed Musa, who is attracting attention from Turkish giants Galatasaray, according to the Leicester Mercury.

The 25-year-old joined the Foxes from CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £16.6 million, but he failed to establish himself at the King Power Stadium.

That is not to say that he doesn’t have a lot to offer at the highest level still, though, and a move to Everton could be just what he needs to breath fire back into his stuttering career.

Musa possesses blistering pace, and plays with a certain kind of directness that would help the Toffees improve upon the potency of their play in the final third.

The Leicester man can play anywhere along the front-line, and that type of versatility could prove to be vital for Everton this season, in the sense that it would allow Silva to manage with more in-game tactical flexibility.

Whether the Foxes would be willing to sell Musa to a Premier League rival remains to be seen, but the Merseyside outfit should test their resolve nevertheless.

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Everton eye La Liga duo and more: Everton news round-up

The news cycle surrounding Everton never stops and as such, it can be difficult to keep up to date with everything that’s going on. Therefore, we’ve rounded up everything you might have missed from yesterday into one place.

Club give Everton green light for transfer deals this summer

Everton have been boosted in their chances of completing a deal for Hirving Lozano after Marcel Brands was told he is able to sign players … Read More

Everton linked with ambitious move for European duo

Everton are keen on signing Sporting winger Gelson Martins and young Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt this summer, according to the … Read More

Everton make enquiry for La Liga star

Everton have made an enquiry to Girona about the availability of defender Juanpe, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, as translated by Sport … Read More

Everton deny interest in international defender

Everton are not interested in signing Marvin Plattenhardt from Hertha Berlin, according to the Liverpool Echo.

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Everton said to be keen on a deal for Celta Vigo star

Everton are reportedly keeping tabs on Daniel Wass’ situation at Celta Vigo ahead of a potential summer move.
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Report: Agent in talks with Everton as Brands pursues midfielder, major European duo keen

Everton may be pressing ahead with their bid for Celta Vigo’s Daniel Wass.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Everton, Roma and Valencia are all in the race to sign Celta Vigo midfielder Daniel Wass, with his agent negotiating a potential move.

Wass, 29, joined Celta Vigo from French side Evian Thonon-Gaillard in 2015, and he has racked up more than 100 appearances for the La Liga side in his three years there.

Predominantly a central midfielder who can also play at right back or on the right of midfield, Wass has been a proven performer for the Galician side, but he looks set to move on this summer.

With his contract expiring in 2019, Celta look set to cash in on Wass whilst they still can, and Spanish newspaper Marca report that Valencia are in the race, but his agent is thought to be negotiating with Everton and Roma.

Everton may be looking for a bargain move, and new director of football Marcel Brands looks to be pressing ahead with his attempts to bring the Dane to Goodison Park this summer.

Wass is versatile and composed on the ball, whilst he is a great set-piece taker and a hard worker, potentially making him an ideal partner for Idrissa Gueye in the heart of midfield.

Yet, with Roma and Valencia both having Champions League football on offer, it may be difficult for Everton to compete in some ways, though they may be able to offer greater wages.

With Celta looking to cash in before Wass leaves for free next year, Everton could land themselves a bargain – and whilst talks are ongoing, Brands faces a challenge beating the competition to his signature.

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Liverpool must act now after Everton reportedly make dazzling 23y/o key target or end up jealous

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Liverpool must act now or end up jealous of their bitter rivals Everton after the Toffees reportedly made Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins a key target to sign this summer.

According to a report by The Telegraph the Toffees sporting director Marcel Brands has identified the dazzling winger as a key target to sign this summer as he is likely to be available due to the widespread unhappiness at the Portuguese giants.

The newspaper also stated that the Reds had expressed an interest in signing Martins, along with Arsenal and Tottenham, but face even more competition if he manages to free himself from his current contract.

However from a Reds’ perspective it would be awful if he ended up at Goodison Park more so then anywhere else as it would be painful to practically have a front row seat as he goes on to tear up the Premier League.

Martins’ sensational dribbling ability and knack for playing sublime passes would see him be a hit in England’s top-flight and with the Reds needing another attacking player, he would be a fantastic signing this summer.

The 23-year-old can play as a right-winger or secondary striker if required and would easily boost Jurgen Klopp’s chances of lifting silverware next season if he arrived.

Though it will be a similar situation for the Toffees as their chances of success would significantly be boosted if a player of Martins’ calibre was signed, not just because of his ability but due to the positive effect on morale it would have.

Martins is currently away at the World Cup with Portugal but that shouldn’t stop the Reds putting together a deal ready for him or his club to look at in order to help them win the race.

The Toffees are no doubt already making moves for Martins as they see him as a key target and the team who strikes first will have a clear advantage in the race for his signature.

Therefore the Reds must act now and do more than just express an interest in him or not only will they miss out on

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Report: West Ham and Everton now two of seven awaiting star's decision

West Ham United and Everton have both been linked with moves for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

West Ham are the favourites to sign Wilshere on a free transfer after his departure from Arsenal was confirmed – as reported by the likes of The Daily Star – while Everton have also been linked, as reported by talkSPORT.

Wilshere, who comes from a family of West Ham fans, is out of contract after leaving Arsenal following reports he told he will be no more than a fringe player by new boss Unai Emery, according to talkSPORT.

The Daily Mirror claims new Gunners boss Unai Emery offered the 26-year-old a new deal with the disclaimer that he was not guaranteed to start under his new regime.

And that has alerted London rivals West Ham and Everton who are both under new managers and looking to improve on disappointing seasons last term.

The England international was hurt after being omitted from Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup this summer.

And his social media tail suggests he is ready for a new challenge this summer.

But a new report from Sky Sports claims West Ham and Everton face a tough task if they do want to sign Wilshere as they just two of seven clubs at home and abroad vying for his signature.

“Wilshere (has been) weighing up the number of first-team playing opportunities he would get at Arsenal under new manager Unai Emery against potential playing time elsewhere,” Sky sources claim.

“Newspaper reports have linked Wilshere with a move to Premier League sides Crystal Palace, West Ham, Everton and Wolves, as well as Serie A’s Juventus, AC Milan and Sampdoria.”

Wilshere’s current deal runs out on July 1st, allowing him to join a new club on a free transfer this summer.

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Wilshere has struggled with injuries in recent years but played 38 times for Arsenal last season in what proved to be Arsene Wenger’s final campaign at the club.

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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: More Everton midfielder exit rumours

Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Everton’s third and last representative to play in this summer’s World Cup had the best day yesterday.

Idrissa Gueye scored the first goal for Senegal via a deflected shot as the Lions of Teranga went on to upset Poland 2-1 in Group H. [RBM] However it appears his midfield partner Morgan Schneiderlin could indeed be on his way out. [RBM]

On the transfer front, there were no new names as the same news from the previous day came cycling through.

Except this young striker that is, France U-21 international playing at Lyon. [Shields Gazette] This defender has been linked with the Blues in the past too. [RBM] Where would Gylfi Sigurdsson fit in in Marco SIlva’s formations of choice? [Echo] In ‘1,000 And Counting’ today, remember when Leighton Baines destroyed West Ham with a pair of freekicks? [EFC]

The World Cup is on and there should be nothing else you are watching on TV. You can find a full TV schedule for the World Cup here, with direct links to legal streams (in Spanish) below:

Portugal vs. Morocco, 8am – FS1, Telemundo; 1pm – BBC (Streaming: FOX Sports Go, fuboTV (Free Trial))

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11am – FOX, Telemundo; 4pm – BBC (Streaming: FOX Sports Go, fuboTV (Free Trial))

Iran vs. Spain, 2pm- FOX, Telemundo; 7pm – ITV (Streaming: FOX Sports Go, fuboTV (Free Trial))

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