The Daily Mail report that Inter Milan have offered the 26-year-old to the Blues but that Porto and Monaco have also shown interest in him.
It's not clear whether this is simply paper talk connecting Mario, who had a spell on loan at West Ham United, with Goodison Park because of the Portuguese connection with Marco Silva or that Everton would even be interested.
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1 Posted 14/05/2019 at 01:21:24
2 Posted 14/05/2019 at 07:12:37
3 Posted 14/05/2019 at 09:57:03
Would rather give Dowell a go at playing that role if given the option. As you say Sam (#2) £15mil isn't a lot but he'd be on £60k plus a week; we have enough of those on the books not pulling up trees in the first team.
4 Posted 14/05/2019 at 10:14:29
Lucas Digne already being the subject of ridiculous rumours. He is one of the players that the big CL clubs will be trying to prise away from us, and unsettle by leaked rumour. Be prepared for a lot of it over the next 2 months.
He is one of the players who will take us to the next level and must not be sold under any circumstances if we are serious about getting to the top 4.
5 Posted 14/05/2019 at 11:00:11
What kind of player is he? Well I think he's quite similar to Steven Pienaar. He's small but combative. His weaknesses are in defence, but make no mistake he will get his foot in and like Pienaar he is tenacious in trying to win the ball back. He's also similar in terms of carrying the ball. He's not fast, but he is fast enough. He has quick feet, great vision, and a great short passing game. He will get forward, he will get into the box and he will score goals.
He only slots into our side if Gueye goes though. You cannot play Gueye in a holding role with Joao Mario and Sigurdsson ahead. However, you can have Schneiderlin, or similar, anchoring a midfield and Joao and Gylfi busying around ahead of him. Because he gets so far forwards, he will leave massive gaps behind, and that's where we need to be careful.
I would be happy to see him at Everton, and if Silva signs him, then he has weighed it all up and considers him good enough. At the end of the day though, £15m is chump change in today's market.
6 Posted 14/05/2019 at 12:50:41
7 Posted 14/05/2019 at 13:30:03
8 Posted 14/05/2019 at 13:47:41
9 Posted 14/05/2019 at 15:21:37
10 Posted 14/05/2019 at 17:42:32
Brands' arrival has really taken it up a notch.
11 Posted 14/05/2019 at 18:30:06
12 Posted 14/05/2019 at 20:35:04
Not forgetting of course the Herculean Task, equivalent to The Augean Stables, he has of offloading the many, in the ranks. Maybe Manure would be interested. :-)
13 Posted 14/05/2019 at 21:12:17
14 Posted 15/05/2019 at 10:04:21
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