Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
Is Ellis Simms the solution to Everton’s striking woes? Our very own Geoffrey Blunt looks into the possibilities. [RBM]
Everton have made an enquiry for Lorient winger Dango Ouattara, 20, who has also attracted attention from Leicester. [Daily Mail]
Nathan Broadhead is reportedly undergoing a medical at Ipswich ahead of a permanent move and there is widespread interest in Everton’s prolific young striker Tom Cannon as well. [Paddy Boyland]
Roberto Martinez, who had been included in the potential successors to Frank Lampard has been announced as the new coach of Portugal’s seleção. [Echo]
The Tom Davies exit talk continues with Rangers being heavily linked with the midfielder. [Football Scotland]
Rio Ferdinand has been heaping praise on Demarai Gray despite the team’s struggles. [The Boot Room]
Some interesting comments from Ben Godfrey in an interview with EFC Online:
“Not being able to compete, not having gameday, having what you love doing and what your whole routine revolves around taken away was a shock to the system,” he reflects. “I feel like I need that routine in my life of being able to play something competitive regularly. I found not having it so disruptive for day-to-day life because it throws off everything that you’re used to. I found it really, really tough.
People don’t see the effects injuries like that have on your home life but I have to mention my partner, family and friends because for them to all be there for me and help me through it was so important.” [EFC]
Everton have emerged as a potential destination for Genk forward Paul Onuachu - the 28-year-old Nigerian is having a breakout season in Ligue 1, with Manchester United also added to the mix. [Jeunes Footeux]
The fight for Michael Keane’s signature continues with Southampton and Nottingham Forest expressing a desire to sign the defender. [SkySports]
An overview of the current turmoil surrounding the club. Put up, show up, speak up. [Sky Sports]
Everton Women’s Gio has been recalled from her season-long loan with Everton by parent club Arsenal. [EFC]
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