The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez will be the No.1 choice for Everton if David Moyes calls time on his 11-year Goodison Park career this summer, writes the Sunday People.
According to the Daily Star, Everton have joined the chase to sign up Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard, who will become a free agent in the summer.
The paper claims that David Moyes’s club are willing to offer him a three-year deal on sliding-scale wages, if he agrees to stay within the pay structure, which has a top limit of around £80k a week.
But Lampard, 34, still hopes Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will make a U-turn and offer him a new deal.
Goal.com make the totally unsubstantiated claim that Leighton Baines will tell Everton he wants to leave if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League. The left-back supposedly believes this summer could represent his last chance of a transfer to a top club.
The Mirror claims that Manchester City have joined Chelsea in 'the chase' for David Moyes. The Scot supposedly joins the likes of Klopp, Pellegrini and Mourinho on the Blues owner's most wanted list of next managers.
When, if ever, will David Moyes make the big breakthrough??? This article in the Irish Independent is an amazing work of pure fiction by some anonymous journo-hack.
Marouane Fellaini says there is no escape agreement in his contract, that he has had no contact with Chelsea, and maybe he would stay with Everton if they qualify for the Champions League.
Sky Sports are reporting that Everton have had a bid, believed to be in the region of £3m, accepted by Barnsley for right back John Stones.
Magaye Gueye is a target of French side Troyes according to the Daily Mail.
talkSPORT, an outlet with a dubious track record when it comes to transfer speculation, are linking the Blues with Athletic Bilbao's Venezuelan defender Fernando Amorebieta, whom they claim is "ready to quit" the Spanish side in favour of Goodison Park.
The agent of Olympiakos goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri claims Everton have renewed their interest after making an offer for the Hungarian last summer.
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