Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
The results are in! See who you, the readers, picked to win various Everton accolades in our Royal Blue Mersey Reader Awards. [RBM]
Our three positives from this season. [RBM]
And three negatives. [RBM]
Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane received call-ups as well, though Mason Holgate misses out.
“I had a great experience in Germany but it was good to be back, to meet the lads again, the new manager and staff – and to be back at Everton. I feel I have come back a different player and person and want to show that. I have got my head down and am trying to perform and play to the best of my abilities and enjoy it,” says Jonjoe Kenny. [EFC]
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly interested in signing former Everton man Nikola Vlašić. [HITC via Index HR]
Beni Baningime’s loan move to Blackpool has reportedly fallen through. [Echo]
“I see many buzzards on the transfers market - you know who they are, they seem to be waiting to swoop in [on Koulibaly and Allan], but we have impenetrable armour and they’ll not get what they want or at the prices they want,” says Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. [Echo]
Everton are reportedly closing in on a deal for James Rodríguez. [Telegraph]
What formations would best suit James, we take a look. [RBM]
The Blues also have Abdoulaye Doucouré firmly on their radar. [Sky Sports]
What To Watch
Plenty of Champions League Qualifiers and MLS action on today.
Full schedule of games here.