The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
Everton are reportedly tracking Cameroon international defender Nicolas N'Koulou who currently plies his trade with Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Roberto Martinez is "understood" to be looking for striking reinforcements this summer but is unlikely to make a move for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin according to local media.
Presumably passing on the impression they get from inside Everton, the Echo claim that the club will not pursue their interest in making Aaron Lennon a permanent signing if Tottenham's asking price is as high as the £9m reported in the press recently.
It could be an academic story as far as Everton are concerned given that Sylvain Distin is almost certain to leave the club this summer but the 37-year-old is being linked with a move to Premier League newcomers Bournemouth.
It's likely to be a recurring story throughout the summer but reports from Italy are already suggesting that Chelsea are planning a bid for John Stones.
(Di Marzio / Sky Italia)
Everton and West Ham are reportedly after Bayer Leverkusen and German international midfielder Stefan Reinartz.
Crusaders forward Gavin Whyte, just named Northern Ireland's Young Player of the Year, is to undertake a trial at Finch Farm next week according to a report.
Any plans Everton had to sign Aaron Lennon on a permanent deal from Tottenham at the end of the season could be hit if reports that the Londoners value the winger as high as £9m are true.
Everton are looking at the possibility of launching a bid for Deportivo goalkeeper Fabricio Agosto according to a report in Spain.
(Deportivo Mundo via The Express)
Everton and Southampton are reportedly tracking Bristol City's 21 year-old star Joe Bryan.
(Football League World)
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