The Blues are one of a number of clubs to have been linked with Pepe who is said to be valued around €65m.
The Ivory Coast international was the second-top scorer in Ligue 1 last season and was strongly linked with Liverpool earlier this summer.
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1 Posted 10/07/2019 at 17:13:35
Malcolm or neres are more likely, plus Id rather tempt Mauro Icardi with his rumoured £50m price tag. Unlikely he would come to Everton but whats the harm in asking?
2 Posted 10/07/2019 at 17:19:48
3 Posted 10/07/2019 at 18:06:21
It offers nothing to substantiate, doesn't even suggest any sources have said anything, just random rumour-mongering.
Everton are known to be after a left-footed forward, ergo let's link them with this guy.
They even suggest it is unlikely Everton will bid what they are asking, and that other players are more likely.
At the end of the day, it is just click-bait.
4 Posted 10/07/2019 at 18:44:47
Last year was the first time I have been excited with our signings for quite a while. Let's hope all of this doesn't turn out to be a big letdown.
I'll put my order in now. Two strikers, a creative midfielder and Zouma please.
5 Posted 10/07/2019 at 19:02:58
6 Posted 10/07/2019 at 20:31:27
7 Posted 10/07/2019 at 20:33:58
You may want a specific player as a first choice but as we know it's rarely that simple. It feels like we're casting around wide and far and by now must be well down the list of targets for all the vacancies or off the list and hoping someone suitable will become available. A loan or two, unless we cash in on Gana.
8 Posted 10/07/2019 at 20:42:18
If the window shuts and we've not done decent business THEN moan and be disappointed. It's the usual transfer window behaviour by some who never seem to learn!
Moral of the story. Stop taking every shite link as Gospel!
9 Posted 10/07/2019 at 20:43:51
10 Posted 10/07/2019 at 20:45:39
11 Posted 10/07/2019 at 20:48:54
12 Posted 10/07/2019 at 20:54:34
13 Posted 10/07/2019 at 21:25:02
14 Posted 10/07/2019 at 21:32:22
15 Posted 10/07/2019 at 22:05:47
16 Posted 11/07/2019 at 07:11:19
17 Posted 11/07/2019 at 07:48:52
18 Posted 11/07/2019 at 08:29:24
Could be an interesting few weeks. Im still expecting a CB (Zouma please) a RW (Malcom please) and a CF (Kean please) at minimum.
Still a lot of deadwood to shift too! Bolasie, Martina, Besic, Niasse, Tosun (?), McCarthy(?).
19 Posted 11/07/2019 at 09:54:16
To be fair to the Blues, we have been linked with some class players recently; if we come through with some of them, we should have some exciting players to watch next season.
Malcom, Neres, Traore, and Pepe are all massively above the standard we have been in for over the past few years.
20 Posted 11/07/2019 at 11:28:28
Like the £28M for Lukaku and the £45M for Sigurdsson, I honestly believe that we are going to shatter our previous records.
With solid Zouma at the back, if we sign this kid and a few others on our radar, our energy, skill and speed will be mouth-watering.
21 Posted 11/07/2019 at 12:07:43
22 Posted 11/07/2019 at 12:50:58
Happily it's some bloke I've never heard of.
23 Posted 11/07/2019 at 13:36:49
Today, there are too many lazy journalists and greedy scum bag agents involved, trying to line their own pockets.
24 Posted 11/07/2019 at 14:10:29
25 Posted 11/07/2019 at 14:22:50
Just watched all the one-on-one misses from Malcom last season. This guy had had one good year. Kean is unproven... Costa is a head case but at least he'd be our nutter, and a focal point.
Busy few weeks and I'm already sick and tired of googling Everton every half hour.
26 Posted 11/07/2019 at 14:24:24
27 Posted 11/07/2019 at 14:48:29
I was working nights in Antrim Farm and going to work at 8:00 pm it looked like Colin Stein (Hibs) was in the bag. I went in the paper shop on the way home and bought about four papers to read about our latest signing. The bastard, Stein not Harry, couldn't agree terms, so Harry said “Terrah” and that was the end of that; he finished up signing for Coventry.
On another occasion, Spurs thought they had Alex Scott only for Harry to kidnap and bring him here at the last minute, same with Revie and Ball. Travesty of Justice and Kendall (that was the best one).
We could all go on and on about Harry and his moonlight transfers... Sorry, I already have!!!
28 Posted 11/07/2019 at 14:52:11
29 Posted 11/07/2019 at 15:35:03
I'd be more excited to have him than Neres or Malcom - but maybe that's reflected in the fact that his asking price seems doubly high...
30 Posted 11/07/2019 at 15:37:54
One signing I remember was that of Peter Kavanagh, from non-league Romford, he who was famous for the phrase of, "What do you expect for a "1,000 pounds?"
Everton at that time were linked with a winger from Partick Thistle, his name escapes me now. I worked in Aintree then, and spotting the headline of ''Everton sign winger'' on an 'Echo' board outside of a newspaper shop, I jumped off a bus halfway home. You can imagine my disappointment on learning who the winger was; that disappointment was heightened when I saw him play.
31 Posted 11/07/2019 at 15:46:31
32 Posted 11/07/2019 at 16:31:35
Would be nice to get one today who can, run, dribble and score ala Kanchelskis.
33 Posted 11/07/2019 at 16:59:55
34 Posted 11/07/2019 at 21:27:53
35 Posted 11/07/2019 at 22:14:40
36 Posted 12/07/2019 at 11:19:26
Haller will be a decent player but not a great goalscorer in England. Im not too fussed about missing out on him.
I think we should approach the Pépé deal with extreme caution. Yes the player looks to be very good, but only if the price is right for me. £40-£45m should be our absolute maximum bid.
I say this because Florian Thauvin whonplays in a very similar style and position to Pepe has been incredible for Marseilles over the last couple of seasons and he simply couldnt cut it in England at all. For me, the French league is not a barometer of world class talent, which is what a £60m player should be.
37 Posted 12/07/2019 at 11:36:36
Another Kanchelskis? We really would be going places as long as he stayed a few more years than the Russian.
38 Posted 12/07/2019 at 11:59:29
Granted many players have been involved in other things but isn't it the same every Summer? Very little movement in our out and the season starts in 4 weeks so it's not giving much time for anyone new to settle in.
39 Posted 12/07/2019 at 12:36:51
I think that Les Shannon, former Liverpool and Burnley player, and Everton coach, while coaching at Highbury played a part in Billy Wright signing Tyrer. Alan Tyrer died in January 2008 aged 65.
40 Posted 12/07/2019 at 16:42:36
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