Journalist Pete O'Rourke has tweeted that the Blues and the Saints have made an approach to sign the 25-year-old.
A report in France, meanwhile, says that Everton lost out to Valencia in the race to sign Diakhaby despite offering him better compensation.
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1 Posted 27/06/2018 at 22:03:25
2 Posted 27/06/2018 at 22:05:38
3 Posted 27/06/2018 at 22:06:45
Surely we need a centre-back with some pace and agility?
4 Posted 27/06/2018 at 22:08:52
He is certainly a big imposing figure, and at the right age, hopefully someone will have more information on him, and whether he would be good for us.
5 Posted 27/06/2018 at 22:31:54
I would prefer to have heard it was a done deal rather than early in the process. This could mean he is being touted about. But he would be a round peg for a round hole.
Now for the left back and central striker, coupled with the promised sweeping brush to the squad.
6 Posted 27/06/2018 at 22:43:15
7 Posted 27/06/2018 at 22:55:08
8 Posted 27/06/2018 at 23:00:09
Talking of centre-backs, what on earth happened with Jack Rodwell? Anyone know?
He's only 27 and yet in no-man's land. He was earning 㿗k a week at Sunderland last season and only played 2 games. He had such promise but, like many young Everton hopefuls, somehow didn't progress.
9 Posted 27/06/2018 at 23:09:17
10 Posted 27/06/2018 at 23:19:27
Isn't that usually a recipe for disaster?
11 Posted 27/06/2018 at 23:28:41
Reads the game, passes well, and is quick for a centre-back.
With Coleman to his right, he'll come on even more.
12 Posted 28/06/2018 at 00:21:19
13 Posted 28/06/2018 at 00:31:23
14 Posted 28/06/2018 at 07:13:37
15 Posted 28/06/2018 at 08:00:23
16 Posted 28/06/2018 at 08:16:13
Why do you think we could sign whoever was top of our wanted list? In that case we'd be after Aguero, Messi et al.
A lot of players want to play European competitions so to get them we would have to offer silly money. Also, there are other reasons, location for instance why a player may prefer, say, Milan, Paris, London over us.
It has always been the case that managers identify several players for a role and then sign who they can get. Affordability is just one factor. Missing out on an alleged target does not mean we should be posting doom and gloom on fan sites.
Keep the faith.
17 Posted 28/06/2018 at 08:51:30
18 Posted 28/06/2018 at 09:50:01
19 Posted 28/06/2018 at 10:46:52
Do his other strengths make up for it?
On a different topic.
Hirving Lozano was quieter yesterday, Sweden took him seriously and gave him no space . Not unlike the treatment he would get in the premier league.I think he has a bit of developing to do yet before he becomes a starter for Barcelona.
We have Lookman who could be a better player.
Lindelof who we have been linked to had a good solid game . He may be a better, less risky option than Vestergaard. Although will cost more and will demand more wages.
20 Posted 28/06/2018 at 11:06:38
Like many Evertonians, I do like this lad, and feel he has been treated very shoddily, any fears he has about his future should be allayed by Silva and Brands, with guarantees that he is an integral part of the future.
21 Posted 28/06/2018 at 11:45:57
I desperately want him to stay, he's the best youngster we have got, but not on any terms.
He will have to man up and fight for a starting place like the rest of the squad.
Leipzig or Southampton are lesser clubs and will promise him the earth. Acceding to any such demands is a sign of weakness for a club and manager. Also a weakness in the players self belief. More worryingly maybe a bigger club than the with Euro football is sniffing. Arsenal were interested a while back.
22 Posted 28/06/2018 at 12:08:16
Presuming the costly Keane is due to become our first pick CB next season I really think we need someone more mobile than Vestergaard, who is a very solid defender but slow off the mark. If Silva likes the look of Holgate then Vestergaard makes much more sense as a partner.
23 Posted 28/06/2018 at 12:09:26
The post says that one player preferred Valencia despite us offering a better package and we've now made an offer for a second player presumably from a list.
How is that us being 'beaten to the ball' exactly?
What else would you suggest we do Rob #14 - pay ludicrously over inflated transfer fees for bang average players who we don't need just to get bodies in? I think that was last season's strategy...
24 Posted 28/06/2018 at 13:56:41
“Everton offered Great Dane at great priceâ€.
See which idiots fall for that one.
25 Posted 28/06/2018 at 14:13:23
Don't know too much about him but he's got 219 matches and 16 goals under his belt, playing in the Bundesliga so I figure he must be pretty decent. Moved to Germany when he was 17 and have been there since. Might be inclined to stay unless he's looking for a new challenge.
Decent article about him from Bundesliga.com
26 Posted 28/06/2018 at 14:16:52
27 Posted 28/06/2018 at 15:48:14
28 Posted 29/06/2018 at 00:58:39
Therefore, because you are such a great guy Gary, we will reluctantly allow you have our welsh captain for free. You'll just have to take over his contract.
I'm sure he will get you straight back up, honest. All the best Gary.
29 Posted 29/06/2018 at 01:09:27
30 Posted 29/06/2018 at 10:31:30
What about squeezing in a clause that we get ٢m if he helps them to a 𧵎m promotion?
31 Posted 29/06/2018 at 12:50:46
32 Posted 29/06/2018 at 13:40:51
33 Posted 29/06/2018 at 18:21:06
Here in Spain, the rumour is that he will be allowed out on loan for a year as Samual Umtiti has signed a new contract.
It might be worth having him in on loan for a year; you never know... Barcelona may, in the end, decide to sell him on.
34 Posted 29/06/2018 at 20:47:33
Tony (#19), good post, though it was as if Mexicans wanted Sweden to win, to knock-out the Germans from their Group, so the real Lozano we'll see in the very next match.
Lookman seems a lost cause, but we're still waiting and hoping. I reckon from Monday on, we're taking the next steps, as some players have left (more to leave), and the World Cup group stages have finished.
35 Posted 30/06/2018 at 02:20:42
36 Posted 30/06/2018 at 05:03:11
Funes Mori is a done deal. I expect that when the ink starts drying on Rooney's DC deal, and not before then, Brands and Barrett-Baxendale will be allowed to sign on the dotted line for our incoming players. I don't think Moshiri is going to let them enter into any new contracts until Rooney's 𧵘k a week is removed from our current wage bill.
The main thing for me is that Brands and Silva get it right this time around as opposed to the complete schemozzle their predecessors, Walsh and Koeman, perpetrated.
Having said that, I hope I am correct in thinking that terms for our new centre-half(s) and left-back have already been agreed and that the announcements will be made late next week or Tuesday of the following week.
37 Posted 30/06/2018 at 16:50:22
I'm with all of you in the 'be a shame to lose Lookman' camp. Just hope Marcel/Marco can convince him.
38 Posted 30/06/2018 at 17:24:42
Zapata ? Better start looking around for his club car a Viva!
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