The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
Based seemingly on nothing more than general quotes from the new Everton manager about bringing in players, Alex Gordon claims that Aiden McGeady is headed to Everton for £4M.
Arouna Kone has signalled his intention to leave Wigan following their relegation from the Premier League. Everton, now managed by former Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, and local rivals Liverpool are thought to be two of the clubs interested in Kone.
The Daily Star claims that Roberto Martinez is keen to make Keisuke Honda his first signing since checking in at Goodison Park, supposedly because of concerns about Marouane Fellaini’s future.
Everton and Marseille are interested in signing Lorient's Gabonese defender, Bruno Ecuele Manga, according to reports in L'Equipe, The S*n and the Daily Mail.
Reports linking Arsenal with a club-record bid for Marouane Fellaini are multiplying again as the media speculate that Arsene Wenger is embarking on an uncharacteristic spending spree.
Everton have approached Besiktas about transfer-listed striker Hugo Almeida according to Turkish-Football.com.
Representatives of Leroy Fer "understand" that Everton will make a renewed attempt to sign the Dutch U21 star this summer, report the Daily Mail.
Everton are in talks with representatives of Guilherme Siqueira of La Liga side Granada according to the Daily Mail.
Everton's traditional final pre-season game at Goodison Park will be against Real Betis on 11 August according to reports in Spain.
There may be plenty of media talk about imminent or actual bids aimed at triggering the release clause in his contract but the Liverpool Echo report that Everton have yet to receive a firm offer for Marouane Fellaini.
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