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Mirallas and Bolasie edge closer to Everton exit

Marco Silva urges duo to leave before deadline in order to secure regular football

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Marco Silva has urged Kevin Mirallas and Yannick Bolasie to seek moves away from the club before Monday’s European transfer deadline.

Neither player looks to have a long-term future at the Toffees having failed to make a senior appearance for the club since Silva’s appointment last summer.

Mirallas is reportedly closing in on a move to Royal Antwerp having been pictured at the club’s Europa League qualifying tie against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday.

Bolasie meanwhile is believed to have turned down a loan move to CSKA Moscow, according to Alan Myers.

When asked about the future of Mirallas, whose last Everton appearance was in November 2017, Silva said:

“Nothing official yet.

“We are waiting for the next few hours to see what will happen but something is close to happening.”

When asked about Bolasie, the Toffees boss replied:

“It is a possibility (that both players will leave) they already know my decisions about our squad, all of them know what my plans are for this season.

“It is important for them to find a solution and we as a club are trying to help them find a solution.

“It is important for them to play as much as they can because another season here not playing football is not the best thing for them.

“With Kevin lets see what happens today, about Bolasie I cannot say. The club is discussing things with him but at the moment there is nothing sure for me to talk about.”