Another loan out
Lewis Warrington loan confirmed, to Fleetwood Town in League One, ironically the team he made his full debut recently against.
TRANSFER WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED
It's 11pm, and that's the transfer window closed.— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 1, 2022
Do Everton have a transfer deal sheet lined up, or is that it?#EFC #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/JWiGS0PTGz
Gomes loan confirmed
André Gomes has joined LOSC Lille on loan for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.— Everton (@Everton) September 1, 2022
Gomes expected to leave
15 minutes to go, just a reminder that Andre Gomes is at LOSC Lille trying to work out a deal.
Expect Andre Gomes to join Lille— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) September 1, 2022
James Garner announced
Everton have confirmed the signing of young midfielder James Garner from Manchester United.
He’s going to be wearing a pretty rare shirt number, for the first team at least, last seen on Lewis Gibson.
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11:01pm tonight when Everton don't sign any forwards. #EFC #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/hsypmDtGcp— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 1, 2022
As the saying goes, it’s all gone a bit quiet hasn’t it?
Brereton Diaz no go
Looks like Ben Brereton Diaz will not be leaving Blackburn Rovers even as he enters the last year of his contract.
Blackburn #Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz likely to stay at club beyond the deadline as £20million asking price hasn't been met (3hrs left of window). #FulhamFC and #EvertonFC bids of £12million. Set to consider pre-contract offers in January— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) September 1, 2022
Nicholson scouting report
Here’s a quick look at Shamar Nicholson who the Toffees have been linked with earlier today.
Youngster Lewis Warrington is going to be heading out on loan to get regular playing time.
Lewis Warrington is set to depart Everton on loan.— The Bobble (@ElBobble) September 1, 2022
With the signings of Gueye and Garner club feel it is too congested and have agreed to loan Lewis Warrington until January to play league football.
Manager and staff spoke with Warrington and praised him for pre season pic.twitter.com/q9k37tkdRK
Everton make move for Brereton Diaz!
Here we go! The reliable Alan Myers and fellow Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett says Everton are making a late move for Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz after missing out on Watford’s Joao Pedro.
Everton have made a late attempt to try and beat Fulham to the signing of Ben Brereton Diaz— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) September 1, 2022
At this point a formal bid hasn’t been made because the clubs are still a way apart with the fee
Blackburn would want £15-20M at this late stage to even consider selling
#efc try to trump #fulham with a late attempt at a deal for #brfc Ben Brereton Diaz. Everton pushing now after failing to get #watford Joao Pedro. Talks ongoing re structure of a deal that suits Everton and Blackburn -who don’t want to sell but would take a £15-20m bid seriously.— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) September 1, 2022
Don’t give up on an Armando Broja loan from Chelsea quite yet!
PS - This is unverified news, so take it as you will
“Armando Broja is open to go to Everton on loan” -@FabrizioRomano on Twitch.— Everton Optimist (@EFCOptimist) September 1, 2022
•Depay offer made.
No Joao Pedro for Everton
Joao Pedro will not be leaving Watford this summer, so this should put a pin in any interest Everton or Newcastle have in the forward.
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Garner at Finch Farm
Per Sky Sports James Garner has arrived at Finch Farm, so we can expect an announcement soon-ish.
Meanwhile Leeds’ move for Bamba Dieng appears to have been hijacked by Nice.
OGC Nice are trying to hijack Bamba Dieng deal — Leeds expected him to fly there for medical but… he’s not flying to England and he’s in talks with Nice. OM, waiting for player decision. ⚪️ #DeadlineDay— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Keep the faith
Still no strikers in but it looks like we are still looking to bring in someone. And Chelsea have been rebuffed again as they have tried to get Anthony Gordon.
Two deals done for Everton - Gana Gueye and James Garner, paperwork being processed and announced imminently.— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) September 1, 2022
Still talks with 2 separate clubs over possible striker signing...Lampard hopes to bring 1 in before deadline. #EFC also turned down late Chelsea offer for Gordon.
More from that Maddock article in the Mirror -
But there has been contact with both Blackburn over their goalscorer Ben Brereton-Diaz, and Spartak Moscow, with Jamaica international Shamar Nicholson of interest.
The 25 year old is desperate to move from Russia, but since the war in Ukraine, no player has moved from the country to the Premier League, despite FIFA introducing a rule to allow transfers.
There is still interest in Brereton-Diaz, who has shown his prowess at international level, after qualifying to play for Chile due to his mother’s nationality.
We’ll have a brief scouting report on Shamar Nicholson posted very soon.
Vranckx to AC Milan
The Blues had been linked with the young defensive midfielder, but switched interest to James Garner and Idrissa Gueye.
Official, confirmed. Aster Vranckx joins AC Milan on loan with buy option from Wolfsburg. ✅ #ACMilan #DeadlineDay— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
With Alex Iwobi now wearing the #17 shirt, Gueye has had to pick a different shirt number.
Welcome back, @IGanaGueye! pic.twitter.com/2fo2kNLN2m— Everton (@Everton) September 1, 2022
Kudus bid declined
Looks like Ajax are not interested in selling Kudus to Everton even though the player is pushing for the move.
Ajax have turned down a £15m+adds bid from Everton for Mohammed Kudus. They believe he’ll be worth much more within a year.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 1, 2022
Brereton Diaz update
Fulham have had a second approach for striker Ben Brereton Diaz rebuffed by Blackburn Rovers. Everton are yet to put in a formal offer for the player.
Fulham have submitted an improved second offer to sign striker Ben Brereton Diaz from Blackburn Rovers. Latest proposal for 23yo Chile international believed to have been rejected immediately. Contracted until 2023 @TheAthleticUK #BRFC #FFC #DeadlineDay https://t.co/2dfjUrxHoD— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 1, 2022
No updates as yet from Everton on either Gana, Garner or any of the other targets we’ve been linked with.
Gomes in France
Confirmation from Al that Gomes is in France.
Andre Gomes in discussions with Lille with a view to joining the Ligue 1 club, player has travelled to France— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) September 1, 2022
| Everton midfielder Andre Gomes is in talks to join Lille pic.twitter.com/2xzgpgifMx— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 1, 2022
The Bobble adds that there’s no interest in Allan.
Looks like Everton are working on moving Andre Gomes out, with LOSC Lille interested. We got Amadou Onana from them earlier this summer.
Breaking | Talks on between Everton & Lille for midfielder André Gomes. More follows. (L’Éq)— Get French Football News (@GFFN) September 1, 2022
Nottingham Forest by the way, they’re just something else.
Former Everton Under-23 player Josh Bowler will become Forest's 20th(!!!) signing of the summer transfer window. #EFC #NFFC https://t.co/Rma5o9Qg8H— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 1, 2022
https://t.co/IgyaCi5nqB pic.twitter.com/IMVxEhzJiB— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 1, 2022
Chelsea have a deal with Barcelona for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but does that mean they’ll be willing to let Everton have Armando Broja on loan? Especially after we stonewalled them over
John Stones Anthony Gordon?
Meanwhile, Fulham have moved for Dan James (also linked with Everton), and Leeds United are replacing him with Bamba Dieng from Marseille (also linked with Everton).
Fabrizio Romano on his Twitch channel says Everton are still talking to Villarreal about Samu Chuwueze.
This is taking forever
Is anyone else starting to get just a bit nervous now?
Update from Al on Ben Brereton Diaz -
Ben Brereton Diaz trained with the rest of the squad at Brockhall TG this morning, no new bids at this point— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) September 1, 2022
Still nothing, though a couple of updates -
- Watford will hold on to both Joao Pedro (Everton, Newcastle) and Ismaila Sarr (Crystal Palace) until January at least.
- Aston Villa’s Dendoncker bid of €15m accepted by Wolves. Likely to be a replacement for Douglas Luiz who appears to be Arsenal bound.
Everton submitted a formal bid on Wednesday for João Pedro: £25m plus £5m add-ons. Watford have rejected and have no intention to let him go. #EFC #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/l2rY9eNJND— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Gana is ready
Still no announcement, but Gana can’t wait.
— Idrissa Gana Gueye (@IGanaGueye) September 1, 2022
Garner not done yet
A couple of sources are saying that the James Garner signing has not been completed as yet, but that he is an excellent deal for the money the Blues will be paying.
James Garner fee going to be £15.5m am told. Should be to @Everton but not done yet.— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) September 1, 2022
Praise for the youngster -
First saw Garner in training for England Under-17s at SGP. Even back then (he's 21 now), coaches enthused about Garner's toughness, mental and physical, as well as his touch. Good ability to pick and deliver the right pass under pressure. Only £15m seems great business by #EFC.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 1, 2022
Plenty of sensible people who have seen a lot of Forest and a lot of Garner seem to think Everton have done a very good deal here… #EFC https://t.co/lrCBtSK16j— Matt Jones (@MattJFootball) September 1, 2022
Nothing new to report here, but Dendoncker seems popular this morning.
| Wolves have had approaches from Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa for Leander Dendoncker. pic.twitter.com/GH7pT9iukd— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 1, 2022
Hammers eye Dendoncker, Gakpo staying put
West Ham are interested in Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker, reports Sky Sports News. Everton were linked with the Belgian over the last week but it appears they have moved on to other targets.
Another rumoured target was PSV’s Cody Gakpo, though the Toffees also moved on to other players. That left Leeds and Southampton in the running for the Netherlands international, but it appears he is going nowhere this window according to Fabrizio Romano.
BREAKING! West Ham are interested in signing Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker. pic.twitter.com/CAPKiaLez5— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 1, 2022
Cody Gakpo will stay at PSV. ⚪️ #DeadlineDay— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Leeds agreed with player and offered more than Southampton but PSV rejected — and Van Gaal suggested player to stay until World Cup.
Been told Leeds are determined to try again in January. pic.twitter.com/Lm9YlbVAJv
Villarreal line up Chukwueze replacement
Villarreal are interested in Elche winger Johan Mojica if Samuel Chukwueze moves to Everton, according to Relevo via Get Spanish Football News.
The Toffees have been heavily linked with a move for Chukwueze, with reports on Wednesday suggesting a loan with an obligation to buy had already been agreed.
Everton set for busy day
Athletic reporter Greg O’Keefe expects Everton to have a busy deadline day with plenty of incomings and outgoings:
- Deals for Idrissa Gueye and James Garner are expected to be finalised.
- Blackburn’s Ben Brereton-Diaz and Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus remain targets, though Fulham are also interested in Diaz.
- They will listen to offers for Allan and Andre Gomes
- Youngsters Tom Cannon and Lewis Warrington could head out on loan
Everton interested in Portuguese youngster
Portuguese outlet O Jogo is reporting that Everton have had a €12m (£10.3m) bid for Porto B winger Goncalo Borges rejected, with Porto holding out for €15m (£12.9m).
Estoril, Gil Vicente, Pacos de Ferreira and Vitoria Guimaraes have also shown interested in the 21-year-old, but the Portugal U21 international looks likely to stay at Porto
Pedro bid rejected
Sports journalist Pete O’Rourke is reporting that Watford have rejected an approach from Everton for Brazilian forward Joao Pedro.
The 20-year-old was close to a move to Newcastle earlier this summer but a deal never materialised and the Magpies switched targets and signed Alexander Isak instead.
The Toffees then revived their long-standing interest in the young forward, but it seems Watford are reluctant to do a deal.
Will things change as the day goes on?
Watford have rejected an approach from Everton for forward Joao Pedro. #EFC #WatfordFC #DeadlineDay https://t.co/FhNtXAcJKF— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) September 1, 2022
Good morning and welcome to the live blog where we’ll be updating any and all news we hear as the day goes on!
We’re expecting a couple of early announcements today with midfielders Idrissa Gana Gueye and James Garner all done, having signed their paperwork and completed their medicals yesterday.
We’ll also be keeping an eye on -
- Reports from Amsterdam said that Mohamed Kudus is refusing to train with Ajax in order to force a move to Everton.
- The Toffees are reportedly in talks with Villarreal for Samu Chukwueze, The mercurial forward will not come cheap but the Spanish side needs money and a deal could be struck here.
- Fulham have made Blackburn Rovers an offer for Ben Brereton Diaz as well, will be interesting to see if the Blues are still interested in him.
- The Blues had reignited interest in Watford’s Joao Pedro.
- And then there’s the whole Chelsea loans saga - can Everton get either or the both of Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher from the London side, on loan or via an outright purchase.
Everton have already made over half a dozen signings in this summer transfer window as Kevin Thelwell and Frank Lampard look to revamp a faltering squad that barely avoided relegation last season.
The club has been busy bringing in a mix of wily veterans and talented youngsters, but the task now falls on Lampard and his coaching team to sort things out quickly and get the team performing quickly after three draws and two losses in five games.
CONFIRMED EVERTON SUMMER TRANSFERS
Transferred - Richarlison (Tottenham, Premier League)
Loaned - First Team: Dele Alli (Besiktas, Turkey), Jarrad Branthwaite (PSV, Holland), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Niels Nkounkou (Cardiff City, Championship), Joao Virginia (Cambuur, Holland)
Youth: Ryan Astley (Accrington, League One), Nathan Broadhead (Wigan, Championship), Lewis Dobbin (Derby County, Championship), Lewis Gibson (Bristol Rovers, League One), Tyler Onyango (Burton Albion, League One), Ellis Simms (Sunderland, Championship), Harry Tyrer (Chester, National League North)
Released - Fabian Delph, Jonjoe Kenny (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Gylfi Sigurdsson, Cenk Tosun (Besiktas, Turkey)
Transferred - Idrissa Gueye (PSG, France), Neal Maupay (Brighton, Premier League), Dwight McNeil (Burnley, Championship), Amadou Onana (Lille, France)
Loaned - Conor Coady (Wolves), Ruben Vinagre (Sporting CP, Portugal)
Free Agents - James Tarkowski (Burnley, Championship)
What Time Does The Transfer Window Close
The summer transfer window closes at 11pm BST (6pm EST, 3pm PST) on Thursday, September 1st, with an additional two hour period for clubs who have already submitted deal sheets in time. More details on the transfer window close and deadline day here.
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 along on the Peacock app. starting at 12pm EST (9am PST).
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