Rolando's agent in talks
News emerged late last night (Sunday) that the out-of-favour Porto man has sent his agents across to Merseyside to try and push a deal through. Rolando (and not Ronaldo), was shunned from a Porto side which was then coached by once Everton managerial favourite Vítor Pereira. Since Pereira left the club just over a year ago the Portuguese centre back has failed to regain his place.
Rolando is described as a tall, ball playing centre half who enjoys carrying the ball out from the back. The centre half has had a recent loan spell at Inter but failed to make enough of an impression to get a full time contract at the Italian club.
It's reported that Porto rate the out of favour defender at a cool £8million. The 29 year old would then surely see out the rest of his football days at Everton if a permanent contract was to be agreed ahead of the 11pm deadline this evening.
Everton join race for Shawcross
Lets be honest, Ryan Shawcross smacks of a David Moyes signing. Big, tall, no nonsense centre half who enjoys to belt the ball anywhere and everywhere. Not something you would associate with Roberto Martinez. That might be why we see this one as a typical 'Transfer deadline day rumour' yet to be proven wrong.
The Stoke captain, who has one international cap for England from back in 2012, could find himself challenging for a starting place with Distin, Jagielka and Stones before the day is out.
Stoke rate their leader as a prized asset, thus stamping a £10million price tag on the 26 year old. Lets not completely write him off as a player, Shawcross has been an ever present at the Britannia and has been the focal point to a consistent, water tight Stoke defence. However, given their desire to keep hold of him, their asking price may just be too high.
Man Utd willing to pay for Cleverly exit
It has emerged that Manchester United are happy to pay in excess of £1million for Tom Cleverly to leave the club.
The central Midfielder who is a product of the club's youth academy, has seen himself become somewhat of a whipping boy and scapegoat at Man Utd since Moyes and now Van Gaal has the reins.
Aston Villa currently lead the bidding with whats believed to be a £7.3million bid. However, if worst came to worst for the Red Devils, then Van Gaal is reported to be willing to loan the player out for the rest of the current season.
Everton explore Holtby loan deal
Since the half English half German Lewis Holtby was announced to the footballing world at Schalke just over 6 seasons ago, Everton have always been a team closely linked with the current Spurs man. The reason being nothing more than his dad, who is an Everton fan and the English half of his son Lewis.
Holtby has found himself on the bench at White Hart Lane more often than not, before he was loaned out last season to a relegated Fulham team last January. Now it would appear Tottenham are happy to once again Loan Holtby out as he doesn't appear to be in Mauricio Pochettino's plans at the Lane.
The 23 year old is keen, however, to find himself a permanent club as he believes he must settle to keep improving as a player.
The central midfielder is a good player to have in a side, he is strong, quick and has a brilliant passing game. He could be trusted right across the midfield. Holtby could be Everton's midfield cover especially for the Europa league games.