The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
The Daily Mail claims that Leon Osman’s talks with Everton over signing a new contract extension have stalled while Metro suggest that Tottenham are interested in the England international and are monitoring developments.
The Moyes-to-leave-Everton beat goes on in the media, with the Daily Mail suggesting that Schalke have moved the Blues' manager to the top of their shortlist as they seek to install a new boss this summer. Davey's replacement at Goodison? Neil Lennon, according to both the Mail and the Mirror.
Fiorentina have firmly denied reports Everton have reached an agreement to sign Adem Ljajic, according to Corriere Fiorentino.
Dutch media sources report that David Moyes watched young Vitesse Arnhem prospect Marco van Ginkel over the weekend.
Moreirense striker Nabil Ghilas says he is flattered by reported interest from Everton and will decide on his future at the end of the season.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo has learned that Everton are supposedly leading the race to sign Sporting Lisbon winger Jeffren Suarez.
Watford are reportedly interested in taking Thomas Hitzlsperger on loan until the end of the season to bolster their push for promotion back to the Premier League.
The Daily Mail declares that Everton will be encouraged by the news that £13 million rated Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo is open to a move to England.
A rambling article by John Richardson in the Express on the apparent failings of Martin O'Neill as Sunderland manager — they are currently bottom of the Premier League form table — claims that: "If O’Neill decides he can’t continue then Sunderland will sound out David Moyes."
According to the Daily Mail, Everton scouts have been eyeing up Tomer Hemed, Real Mallorca's Israeli striker. They claim a valuation of around £5M for the player, who scored against Portugal on Friday.
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