Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
At this point we might as well expect a triple announcement of signings some time today.
Abdoulaye Doucouré passes medical with official announcement expected soon. [RBM]
“I have to be pleased with last season and playing most of the games until I was injured. Now it is down to me to keep getting better and showing I can do that every season. I have to kick on and keep improving and the same applies to the team. We have to be challenging for Europe,” says Mason Holgate. [EFC]
Ancelotti has reportedly put Delph, Walcott, Bolasie, Sandro Ramírez, Besic, Sigurdsson, and Bernard on the chopping block. [The Boot Room via The Times]
“Allan is a Brazilian midfielder who is one of those players that coaches tend to rate more than fans. He’s a problem-solver. The one to be excited about is James Rodriguez. At Everton he has got everything he wants. Ancelotti knows what James can do,” says South American football journalist Tim Vickery. [Sky Sports]
Blues linked with 24-year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar. [The Boot Room via Le 10 Sport]
Schalke 04 are reportedly interested in bringing Jonjoe Kenny back on loan. [Inside Futbol via Sport1]
Here’s an in-depth scouting report on incoming midfielder Allan. [Toffee Analysis]
And another in-depth scouting report on attacking midfielder James Rodriguez. [Toffee Analysis]
What To Watch
Moise Kean, Tom Davies, Muhamed Besic, Joao Virginia, and Nathan Broadhead are all in action today for their respective countries.
Full schedule of games here.