The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
Joleon Lescott’s exclusion from the latest England squad has hardened his desire to leave Manchester City this summer. City are likely to ask for a fee in the region of £4M for the 30-year-old with Everton and Aston Villa said to be interested.
Schalke 04 are reportedly eyeing David Moyes as a replacement for outgoing manager Jens Keller this summer, with Roberto di Matteo and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Armin Veh also said to be among the candidates.
It will come as small consolation to Evertonians who have seen the season collapse after the club failed to strengthen the squad in January but Everton are apparently still tracking Leroy Fer.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola is reporting that Everton have been showing interest in Porto forward Christian Atsu.
Atsu, 21, can play across a number of positions in attack and has been displaying a lot of potential this season.
According to A Bola, Everton have been alerted of the talented youngster and plan to make an official proposal in the summer transfer window.
Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham are all supposedly interested in Heerenveen striker Alfreð Finnbogason who has notched 19 goals in 22 games in the Eredivisie this season.
The press campaign for Marouane Fellaini to join Chelsea continued on Sunday with the People quoting Everton's hairy talisman as saying it's normal for him to be interested in playing in the Champions League.
The Sunday People claims that Chelsea will target Leighton Baines as a replacement for Ashley Cole - despite the similarity in their ages.
Everton are lining up summer bid for Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady, according to Russian newspaper Izvestia.
The Sunday People claims that Champions Man City will offer a deal worth a combined £23m for Everton's "tonsorially tremendous talisman" as they try to beat Chelsea to his signature.
The Metro website claims that Arsenal’s board have reportedly set their sights on Everton manager David Moyes as the man to spearhead the club’s post-Arsene Wenger era.
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