The Rumour Mill
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Everton are reportedly keen on one former Manchester United player and one soon-to-be ex-Red Devil in the form of Chris Smalling and Sergio Romero.
James Rodriguez has been offered to Napoli, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid as his agent looks to engineer the Colombian's exit from Goodison Park this summer.
Journalist Javier Hernández Bonnet has come out with a claim that James Rodríguez has the option to return to Real Madrid this summer as part of the agreement he originally signed with Everton last September.
With Nuno Espirito Santo the presumptive new Everton manager, the Blues have emerged as the leading suitor for Sporting's Matheus Nunes according to a report in Portugal
Manuel Pellegrini and Rudi Garcia have joined the long list of managers to have been linked with the vacancy at Goodison Park.
Everton plan to hold talks with Rafael Benitez regarding the vacant manager's position at Goodison Park according to The Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
Graham Potter and Christophe Galtier are the next names to be mentioned in connection with the vacant manager's post at Everton.
Moise Kean has reportedly made clear his desire to stay with Paris Saint-Germain following his successful season on loan with the French club but he may have to wait for clarity on the situation at least until Everton have appointed a new manager.
Everton are reportedly interested in PSV Eindhoven right-back Denzel Dumfries, a sign, perhaps, that Marcel Brands is keen to press on with transfer business while the club looks for its next manager.
Everton are rumoured to be weighing up alternative targets to Max Aarons after talks to bring the highly-rated full-back to Goodison Park from Norwich ended without success.
Everton are ready to reignite their interest in Wilfried Zaha but face competition from Tottenham after the Ivorian signalled his desire to play for one of the "top teams".
(Goal via MailSport)
Sergio Romero is being linked with a move to Everton again while Juventus are also credited with serious interest in the Argentine goalkeeper.
Multiple reports in both Spain and England are reporting that Real Madrid are in talks with Carlo Ancelotti about returning the club that sacked him six years ago, with Everton already looking at potential replacements.
Everton have inquired about the availability of exciting young French winger Moussa Diaby according to a report from his home country.
Everton and Leicester City are among a number of clubs said to be eyeing a move for Ivan Toney who has racked up over 30 goals for Brentford during their charge into the Championship playoffs this season.
(The Athletic [£])
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