We’ll just hang around in case there’s some late drama. Remember, as long as the transfer sheet is in the FAs office before midnight, team’s still have a couple of hours to get themselves sorted.
In one word, how are we feeling tonight Blues?
There it is, right on the dot of 11 o’clock tonight.
Why do Everton not have money to spend? Simple.
What makes this even more difficult to stomach is all except one happened during Steve Walsh’s time as Director of Football; two years which have now set Everton back at least double, maybe even triple, that https://t.co/cscpL21G9B— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) August 31, 2021
Into the last hour now. Still all quiet.
Donny van de Beek wanted to leave Manchester United before the deadline.— Dutch Football (@FootballOranje_) August 31, 2021
A loan deal with Everton was close but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked the move.
Van de Beek stays in Manchester. (AD)
But, there’s also this - who knows what to believe any more?
No formal offers came in to take Donny van de Beek on loan, from Everton or elsewhere.— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) August 31, 2021
Nor was he made available by #MUFC
Looks like this is the funeral for the faltering Luis Diaz and James Rodriguez to Porto talks.
Looks like the Andre Gomes loan to Benfica is not going to happen because he was to be the replacement after they sold young midfielder Gedson Fernandes, which is not happening either.
Going to report those immortal words - “It’s all gone a bit quiet now.”
Can only assume there’s going to be an insane flurry soon.
Done deal! Niels Nkounkou has gone to Standard Liege on loan for the season, no buyout options that we’ve heard.
FC Porto are sticking to their guns, no Luis Diaz and no James Rodriguez, it looks like.
EXCLUSIVA: #Porto rechazó la tercera oferta del #Everton: James Rodríguez y más de 30M€ por Luis Díaz— Pipe Sierra (@PSierraR) August 31, 2021
Los ‘Dragões azuis’ también denegaron una propuesta del #Leicester por el guajiro
Los ‘Toffees’ siguen buscándole equipo al colombiano de 30 años pic.twitter.com/ggIT8dsrmz
Looks like Rondon will be confirmed sooner than later.
Rondon almost done— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) August 31, 2021
More bad news, especially for the American Blues contingent. Everton had been linked with young forward Matthew Hoppe, but looks like he’s gone elsewhere too.
Bad news folks, looks like Ainsley Maitland-Niles is not going to be joining Everton after all.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is staying at Arsenal. Held clear the air talks with Mikel Arteta this afternoon. Will be part of Arteta’s plans this season. More @MirrorFootball— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) August 31, 2021
A SIGNING!! FROM NOWHERE THIS ONE!!
Delighted to officially be joining @Everton as PR Manager.— Darren Bentley (@IdleandWild) August 31, 2021
A new challenge at an interesting time for the club and one I’m looking forward to immensely.
What a fun day to start a new job in PR, with fans ticked off that we aren’t signing enough players, good players, young players, or what have you.
Things seem to be chugging along in the background, but here’s a new one you might not have heard about yet - Andre Gomes going to Benfica on loan for the season.
Benfica, Andre Gomes'i Everton'dan 1 yıllığına kiraladı. 12 milyon Euro da bonservisini almak için opsiyonu olacak.— Oğuz Oruç (@oguzoructd) August 31, 2021
With Jebbison off the board, looks like Salomon Rondon is going to be the only striker coming in.
Everton are edging closer to announcing Salomon Rondon as a new signing, with talks progressing.— The Bobble (@ElBobble) August 31, 2021
The club are awaiting for Rondon to come to a financial agreement with former employers Dalian Professional from the Chinese Super League
Update on the Luis Diaz & James Rodriguez situation, it’s not looking good.
#Everton y #FCPorto siguen trabajando en un posible acuerdo de intercambio entre James Rodríguez + dinero por Luis Díaz (24)— Pipe Sierra (@PSierraR) August 31, 2021
Es una operación muy difícil y aún no hay noticias pic.twitter.com/5ZZ68WvCUt
Both Abola and Record in Portugal suggesting #EFC will not meet the asking price for Luis Diaz...— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) August 31, 2021
Quick Maitland-Niles update - Arsenal are okay to let him leave, but not on loan, only an outright purchase.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles could still leave Arsenal today. Club waiting for a compelling offer and have no intention of keeping him against his will if such a bid is received.— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) August 31, 2021
With Eddie Nkeitah, understand deal was agreed with Palace but personal terms were not. So he stays atm.
Everton’s on-loan goalie last season Robin Olsen is on his way back to England, but in the Championship this time with Sheffield United, who will be looking to replace Aaron Ramsdale.
Robin Olsen is close to join Sheffield United from AS Roma, here-we-go soon. He’s expected to be Ramsdale replacement, deal agreed on one-season loan. #DeadlineDay— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2021
Midday state of play update:
- Moise Kean departure confirmed
- Vlasic joins West Ham - with Everton getting a slice of the fee
- Arsenal resisting Everton loan bid for Maitland-Niles
- Talks continuing over deal for Rondon
- Daniel Jebbison deal looks to be a non-starter.
- No fresh updates on Luis Diaz/James Rodriguez swap.
- All quiet on Nathan Patterson, too after £8 million plus bonus-related add-ons second bid was turned down yesterday.
Everton will not be getting Sheffield United striker Daniel Jebbison either.
Burton Albion on course to land Sheffield United's Daniel Jebbison on-loan - he refused to move to their sister club Beershot in Belgium. The club also refused permanent bid from Everton. Jebbison wanted to play for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Shunned offers from Sunderland and Hull— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) August 31, 2021
Maitland-Niles to request Everton move
David Ornstein, another journalist with impeccable Arsenal connections, reports that Ainsley Maitland-Niles will ask if he be allowed to join Everton in a meeting with Mikel Arteta this afternoon.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles plans to meet with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta this afternoon & request he be allowed to join Everton (#EFC offer is loan plus option to buy). #AFC must decide whether to sanction 24yo’s exit or keep unhappy player @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/MfniPdhVON— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 31, 2021
Maitland-Niles banished from first-team training
The Mirror’s John Cross, who has very good contacts at Arsenal, is reporting that Ainsley Maitland-Niles is not training with the senior squad after his move to Everton was blocked yesterday.
Will the Toffees return with another bid?
After his move to Everton was blocked, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been told he won’t be training with the Arsenal first team. More @MirrorFootball— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) August 31, 2021
Timely reminder that it's 10 years to the day that Arteta cried to Kenwright to be allowed to leave for Arsenal!
Everton have now confirmed Moise Kean’s departure to Juventus:
I have to admit I was excited about this deal when it was confirmed two years ago, it’s a real shame things haven’t worked out. I would not be surprised at all if he goes on to thrive back in Italy.
West Ham have signed Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow. Everton are believed to have inserted a sell-on clause in the deal that took Vlasic from the Toffees to CSKA, so they should be due some cash as part of this transfer.
Every little bit helps!
Welcome to West Ham United, Nikola Vlasic! ✍️— West Ham United (@WestHam) August 31, 2021
Juventus have released the terms of the Kean deal, with the club paying a €7m loan fee split into instalments of €3m and €4m, with a transfer fee of €28m plus a potential €3m in bonuses, taking the total amount somewhere close to what Everton paid for him two years ago, if not slightly more.
Plus, by announcing the deal early it should hopefully give Everton time to bring in a replacement.
Time will tell...
WE HAVE AN EARLY DONE DEAL! Moise Kean has left Everton. The Italy striker has returned to Juventus on a two-year loan, with the obligation to buy at the end of the term.
Brew - check; laptop - check; let’s do this, COYB!
Welcome to RBM’s transfer deadline day live blog. Will it be a busy day for Everton? Expectations are pretty low, with the emphasis likely to be on outgoings.
However, Everton desperately need a right back, and more depth upfront, whether it’s in the form of an attacking midfielder, a wide forward or a striker, or a hybrid combination of all three.
Nathan Patterson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Salomon Rondon, Matheus Nunes, Luis Diaz are all names to watch, and then there’s always the rabbits that pop out the hat with the minutes ticking down to 11pm tonight.
You never know...
CONFIRMED EVERTON SUMMER TRANSFERS
Transferred - Bernard (Sharjah FC),
Loaned - Joao Virginia (Sporting CP), Moise Kean (Juventus), Niels Nkounkou (Sporting Liege)
Released - Beni Baningime (Heart of Midlothian), Muhamed Besic (no club), Yannick Bolasie (Caykur Rizespor), Joshua King (Watford), Matthew Pennington (Shrewsbury), Theo Walcott (Southampton).
Transferred - Asmir Begovic (free transfer), Demarai Gray (Bayer Leverkusen), Andy Lonergan (free transfer), Andros Townsend (free transfer), Salomon Rondon (Dalian Yifang)
What time does the transfer window close
The summer transfer window closes at 11pm BST (6pm EST, 3pm PST) on Tuesday, August 31st, with an additional two hour period for clubs who have already submitted deal sheets in time.
How to watch
Sky Sports News will be covering it all starting at 6am BST (1am EST, 10pm PST), here’s info from their website on how to watch. Fans in the US will be able to follow the Sky Sports feed on the Peacock app. starting at 8am EST (5am PST).
This being the Social Media Age, follow us on Twitter where we’ll be bringing you up-to-date information as we see it. Like the last couple of years, we’ll be maintaining a live tracker on the website as well for you to stay updated.