There it is!
Everton have until 1am to formalize the Josh King transfer, will there be an announcement tonight though? Stay awake if you can!
Apparently Carlo Ancelotti had a big part to play in convincing Josh King to join Everton. He’s a powerful recruiting weapon isn’t he?
Deciding factor in Josh King choosing to join Everton from Bournemouth was said to be Carlo Ancelotti. #EFC boss personally convinced 29yo he’s a firm part of their plans. It’s a six-month deal for a fee + most likely further add-on to #AFCB if signs permanently @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/khPXOHpGMV— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) February 1, 2021
There it is, Gordon confirmed too.
Anthony Gordon has signed for Preston North End on loan for the remainder of the season.#EFC— Everton (@Everton) February 1, 2021
Gordon announcement incoming, it looks like.
Beni Baningime will be moving to Derby County on loan.
Beni Baningime has joined Derby County on loan until the end of the 2020/21 season.#EFC— Everton (@Everton) February 1, 2021
We’re past the deadline now, and it appears that the Anthony Gordon to Preston North End loan deal is also happening as well as the Josh King transfer from Bournemouth. Both offer sheets have been submitted, and the clubs now have a couple of hours to complete the rest of the paperwork to confirm the transfers.
Looks like Josh King is a Toffee!
Look I don’t know Kris Temple from Kris Kringle, but Phil McNulty has retweeted this and that is all I need.
Gonna trust Al here.
Don’t believe anything about King choosing Fulham!— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) February 1, 2021
Okay some more details on the offers for King. Everton are offering to take the player on a 6 month loan, which takes him to the end of his current contract, and then an option to extend with Everton, or else leave as a free agent.
Fulham’s offer is of a permanent transfer with a three and a half year long deal, no word on whether it’s for the improved terms that the player has been looking for. Reports say there’s a release clause built in as well in case the Cottagers get relegated.
Down to King now to decide what he wants to do.
Nothing new to report yet on the King front apart from that Bournemouth have accepted bids from both Everton and Fulham and it’s down to the player to decide where he wants to go now.
Josh King is becoming a real possibility for Everton now, who have reportedly put in a bid for the player.
Everton are in pole position to land Josh King of Bournemouth. Anthony Gordon has moved to Preston on loan.— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) February 1, 2021
The tidbit at the end of that tweet is interesting too, with Anthony Gordon going to Preston North End where he should get a lot more playing time than he is here with the Blues.
Looks like half the Premier League is chasing Josh King.
Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing if highly rated young midfielder Moises Caicedo, who Everton were rumoured to have scouted too.
Couple of updates - looks like Jonjoe Kenny to Celtic on loan is about to be done. Also, betting firms are slashing the odds on Josh King coming to Everton, even as Fulham have apparently entered the race for the forward.
Doesn’t look like Bernard is heading to Al-Nasr after all.
Bernard trained at Everton today, so chances of a move to Saudi looks very unlikely— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) February 1, 2021
The Arabian Gulf League transfer window closes on February 3rd however, so there is still a chance he could leave.
It appears Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli will not be moving to Paris St Germain after all. Everton have been linked with a loan move for him as well, let’s see if that still comes about.
Joshua Zirkzee is in Italy undergoing a medical at Parma right now.
Some interest in Beni Baningime from Derby County where Wayne Rooney is currently the manager, according to Football Insider.
Once linked with Everton, Barcelona defender Jean Clair Todibo is headed to OGC Nice in Ligue 1, it’s a loan with buy option of €8,5m plus add-ons up to potential €15m with Barca adding a 15% sell-on fee in case he makes good.
Looks we can put the Ivan Perisic rumours to bed already...
There’s no chance for Ivan Perisic to Everton, Inter CEO Marotta announced: “We’re not selling or buying any player today. Christian Eriksen is staying too. The swap deal Dzeko-Alexis Sanchez with AS Roma is off”. #inter #efc #DeadlineDay— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2021
The Echo have a list of six players that the bookies say the Blues could sign: Max Aarons - 6/1, Josh King 8/1, Danny Ings 10/1, Sergio Romero 16/1, Dele Alli 20/1, Wilfried Zaha 20/1.
Just as I say that.. The Athletic claims that Everton are interested in signing AFC Bournemouth’s Joshua King and may send Anthony Gordon to the Cherries on loan as part of the deal. Here’s what the Norwegian international could add to the Blues.
King has been linked with the Toffees before but interest appeared to have cooled. Southampton are also rumoured to be interested with Shane Long going the other way in part exchange.
BBC Sport reporter Phil McNulty has confirmed Everton are trying to sign a forward with Cenk Tosun and Bernard on their way out of Goodison Park.
Ivan Perisic is the only fresh rumour so far though.
Everton have confirmed that goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has re-joined FC Midtjylland on a permanent deal. The Danish goalkeeper failed to make a senior appearances for the Toffees.
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Our Toffee Bites page is now live, rounding up all the latest Everton news from the past 24 hours, including the latest on Joshua Zirkzee and Sami Khedira.
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Besiktas have confirmed the loan signing of Cenk Tosun, though Everton are yet to say anything
Welcome to RBM’s transfer day live blog. Will it be a busy day for Everton? Expectations are pretty low, with the emphasis likely to be on outgoings.
Cenk Tosun’s move to Besiktas is all but done, while Jonjoe Kenny is believed to be closing in on a move to Celtic. Bernard is also expected to leave for Al-Nasr.
That would leave Everton short of numbers going forward, so will there be any late signings?
You never know...
CONFIRMED EVERTON JANUARY TRANSFERS
Transferred: Jonas Lossl (FC Midtjylland)
Loaned: Matthew Pennington (Shrewsbury), Jarrad Branthwaite (Blackburn), Ellis Simms (Blackpool), Yannick Bolasie (Middlesbrough).