Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
Yesterday, Everton U23s secured a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Arsenal U23s. Young phenom Ellis Simms netted twice for the Blues, while in-demand defender Lewis Gibson added a goal of his own.
Watch the highlights below.
Everton announce signing of 17-year-old defender Jarrad Branthwaite. [RBM]
Watch behind-the-scenes footage from Saturday’s win against Brighton.
Linked defender Merih Demiral likely out for rest of season after suffering leg injury. [Juventus]
Everton rumoured with 28-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Matías Vecino. [Sport Witness]
“At centre-half, Nathan Ake is a player they like. In midfield, the type of player they want is Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Toffees would also like to add a striking option too, however the likelihood is this would wait until the summer unless an opportunity comes along that they could not refuse,” says Sky Sports pundit Vinny O’Connor on Everton’s transfer plans. [Sky Sports]
“He [Ancelotti] wants me to bring the ball out a bit more before I pass it if I have space ahead, rather than playing two-touch all the time. It is stuff we are working on in training. It is not going to be perfect overnight but as long as we keep practising it will get better,” says Michael Keane. [EFC]
What To Watch
Plenty of FA Cup and Coppa Italia action on today.
Full schedule of games here.