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August 2021

Everton beat the deadline to secure Rondon

31 August
Everton finalised their fifth signing of the window with the acquisition from Dalian Professional of Salomon Rondon who links back up with former boss, Rafael Benitez.

Moise Kean completes loan move back to Juventus

31 August
Confirmation that Everton have concluded a deal with Juventus in which Moise Kean returns to the Serie A club on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy.

Calvert-Lewin withdrawn from England squad

30 August
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will play no part in England's scheduled matches over the current international break after picking up a thigh strain in Saturday's win at Brighton.

Two out, one in as James remains an Everton player

31 August
Transfer deadline day arrives with Everton scrambling to fill at least a couple of positions that remain in urgent need of reinforcements with confirmation that Moise Kean's loan back to Juventus is first among the out-going.

Nkounkou will spend 2021-22 in Belgium

31 August
Standard Liege have concluded talks with Everton over an agreement that sees Niels Nkounkou join them on loan for the season.

The Coaches' Voice: Tim Cahill  [MEDIA]

30 August
The beloved ex-Everton star recounts how he signed for the Toffees and what he learned under David Moyes during a time of unprecedented stability for the club in the Premier League era.

Impressive Blues ease past Brighton on the south coast

28 August
Everton produced an excellent away performance to extend their unbeaten start under Rafael Benitez to four games in all competitions as they comfortably beat Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Everton U18s hammered at Middlesbrough

28 August
Everton U18s travel to Middlesbrough and a first-half battering in the U18 Premier League.

Patterson pursuit off as Everton open Maitland-Niles talks

30 August
Everton are reportedly in talks with Arsenal over a move for Ainsley Maitland-Niles after they were forced to abandon their attempts to sign Nathan Patterson because of Covid-19 quarantine protocols and Rangers' valuation of the player

Everton U23s suffer another defeat at Crystal Palace

27 August
Everton's Under-23s suffered a second successive 3-1 defeat, this time at Selhurst Park this evening.

Everton not willing to sell Richarlison

27 August
According to manager Rafael Benitez, Everton have no intention of letting Richarlison go before the transfer deadline.

Reports: Everton 'in talks' with Porto's Diaz

27 August
Everton are reportedly trying to sign Luis Diaz from Porto, with James Rodriguez potentially going the other way on loan.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

27 August
Everton complete a three-match sequence of away games this weekend when they travel to the south coast to face Brighton & Hove Albion looking to extend their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Everton U23s find out their group opponents as the Premier League Cup returns

26 August
Everton U23s will face Burnley, Sheffield United and Peterborough United in the group stages of the Premier League Cup this season.

Everton drawn away again in EFL Cup

25 August
Everton will be on the road again in the third round of the Carabao Cup after being drawn against Queens Park Rangers.

Demarai Gray is a Stunning Talent Says Pat Nevin

25 August
Former Everton winger Pat Nevin has praised the signings new Toffees boss Rafael Benitez has made since arriving on Merseyside. He believes the players he has brought in can help the club compete in the Premier League.

Markelo leaves for PSV

25 August
Nathangelo Markelo has left Everton to return to his native Netherlands, joining PSV Eindhoven's Under-23s squad.

Premier clubs agree to bar international travel for players from 'red list' countries

24 August
Together with the other 19 top-flight clubs and with the support of the Premier League, Everton have opted to prohibit travel during the upcoming international break for players from countries on the United Kingdom's "red list" for risk of Covid-19 infection.

10-man Everton scrape past Huddersfield

24 August
Everton are into the third round of the Carabao Cup but they were pushed all the way by Championship side Huddersfield Town, particularly after Moise Kean was harshly sent off just before the hour mark.

Virginia makes Sporting loan move

24 August
Joao Virginia's proposed loan move to Sporting CP has been confirmed, with the goalkeeper joining the Portuguese club for the 2021-22 season.

Huddersfield Town vs Everton

24 August
Everton’s Carabao Cup campaign begins this evening with a trip to Huddersfield Town where Rafael Benitez will have to balance fitness and availability concerns with the need to safely navigate past the Terriers.

Small rips up his Everton Scholarship to join Southampton

24 August
Everton have finally accepted that Theirry Small has ripped up his scholarship agreement and left the club.

Everton's ticket resale platform launches

23 August
Everton Season Ticket Members will be able to resell tickets for games they cannot attend during the 2021/22 season, with the Club’s own ticket resale platform launching today.

Young Everton U23s given a harsh lesson by rivals Liverpool

23 August
Ahead of Everton Under-23s match against local rivals Liverpool at the Pure Stadium in Southport on Monday night, all attendees are asked to pay attention to important information about tickets and access to the stadium

Gray off the mark but Leeds recover twice to grab a point

21 August
Everton were twice pegged back in an entertaining if, ultimately, slightly disappointing encounter at Elland Road as Raphinha’s 72nd-minute strike earned Leeds a 2-2 draw.

Everton U18s come back to draw with Manchester City

21 August
Everton U18s came back to draw with Champions Manchester City at Finch Farm today.

Leeds United vs Everton

21 August
Everton travel to Elland Road today hoping to build on the stirring comeback win over Southampton they achieved in Rafael Benitez’s first match in charge.

Gary Speed: Out of a tragic death, a lasting and transformative legacy for Welsh football was born  [MEDIA]

20 August
As two of his former clubs get set to meet a decade after his death, Daniel Storey highlights the legacy that Gary Speed has with the Wales national team, crediting him with laying the foundations for the relative success the nation has had since his untimely passing.

Benitez signs back-up keeper Andy Lonergan

20 August
Rafael Benitez has revealed that Everton have signed veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan as extra cover for Jordan Pickford and Asmir Begovic.

Tickets on sale for Huddersfield cup tie

18 August
Tickets will go on sale later this week for Everton’s Carabao Cup tie at Huddersfield Town.

James won't play against Leeds

17 August
James Rodriguez says he will be absent from the squad when Everton travel to Elland Road on Saturday and might have hinted that he could soon be leaving the club.

Ryazantsev to step down from Everton board

16 August
Everton have announced that Finance Director Sasha Ryazantsev will leave the club’s Board of Directors on 31 August.

David France and Tim Howard inducted into All-Stars as Blues strengthen American links  [MEDIA]

13 August
Dr France has praised Everton's work in Orlando after attending last month's Florida Cup

Rafa Benitez can revive Everton after Ancelotti 'betrayal' and 'inebriated lottery winner spending'  [MEDIA]

14 August
Dr David France previews the 2021-22 season as he looks forward to life under Benitez after the disappointments of Ancelotti

Everton U23s kick off the season with a draw at Ewood Park

16 August
David Unsworth's Under-23 side started the season in earnest with a hard-fought draw at Ewood Park when they took on Blackburn Rovers U23s in their first Premier League 2 game

Nathan Broadhead heads to Wearside on loan

16 August
Everton have confirmed that Nathan Broadhead has joined Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season.

Richarlison sparks Everton to an excellent first win for Benitez

14 August
Rafael Benitez began his reign with a rousing season-opening victory over Southampton as Everton welcomed a practically full house back to Goodison Park for the first time in almost 18 months.

Everton U18s start their season with a loss at Leeds Utd

14 August
Everton U18s kicked off their new season in the U18 Premier League (North Division) at Leeds Utd today, but could not hold their first-half lead.

Everton vs Southampton

13 August
Everton’s 2021-22 Premier League campaign kicks off this weekend with the visit of Southampton as Rafael Benitez takes charge of his first competitive match as the Toffees’ boss.

Rodriguez among five players missing for Saints clash

13 August
Updated Evertonians hoping to finally see James Rodriguez in the flesh at Goodison Park look set to be disappointed as the Colombian won't be in the squad tomorrow, with handful of players forced to isolate under Covid-19 protocols.

Blues given Huddersfield trip

11 August
Everton will face Huddersfield Town away in the Carabao Cup Second Round following this evening's draw.

Thierry Small rejects Everton contract and becomes a free agent

11 August
After failing to show up for pre-season training with the U23s at Finch Farm last month, Thierry Small appears to have rejected all approaches from Everton to persuade him to sign a professional contract at the club.

Richarlison puts himself in contention for season-opener

10 August
Richarlison is reportedly returning to Finch Farm tomorrow and could play against Southampton on Saturday despite having played all summer without a break.

Everton mark historic ground-breaking at Bramley-Moore Dock

10 August
Everton FC officials held a project commencement ceremony at Bramley-Moore Dock this week to mark the breaking of ground in the construction of the club’s new £500m stadium.

Benitez: We have to improve as a team

9 August
Rafael Benitez admitted that his team conceded some poor goals in their final pre-season friendly on Saturday and that the team has to improve once some of its missing components return

Jose Baxter retires at 29

9 August
The chequered football career of Everton Acadamey protégé Jose Baxter has finally come to end with the former Everton, Sheffield United, Oldham Athletic and Memphis 901 midfielder announcing his retirement at the age of 29

Financial Fair Play and Everton's transfer spending  [MEDIA]

9 August
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire, author of The Price of Football, explains to the Echo why money is so tight this transfer window for Everton, yet how Manchester City and other Big 6 clubs are still able to splash the cash

Everton U23s come back to win at Southport

7 August
Everton U23s came back to win their final pre-season friendly game at their adopted home ground against hosts Southport

Pickford howler sets the tone for friendly embarrassment

7 August
With the Premier League season kicking into full gear next weekend, what should have been an intriguing final friendly between two Northwest giants in Everton and Manchester United descended into farce within 7 minutes as Pickford reverted to his most erratic.

Richarlison wins gold medal glory with Brazil at the Olympics

7 August
Brazil beat Spain after extra time in the Olympic final of the Men's Football to take the ultimate prize of the gold medal at Tokyo 2020.

Lewis Gibson goes out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday

7 August
Everton's young central defender, Lewis Gibson, has completed a loan move to Sheffield Wednesday for the full 2021-22 League One season.

Last pre-season game for U18s against Preston

7 August
Everton U18s took on Preston North End in their final stage of preparation for the U18 Premier League season, which kicks off in earnest next weekend.

Three more Everton games to be shown live

6 August
Three Everton games in October and November have been selected for live television coverage in the domestic UK market

Guidance issued for fans attending Goodison Park this season

5 August
Everton have provided guidance to fans who will be attending games at Goodison Park that they should have proof of double vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test in the last 48 hours.

Dobbin fires another pre-season hat-trick for U23s

3 August
Lewis Dobbin scored his third pre-season hat-trick for the Under-23s as they beat Chorley this evening.

Everton U18s win pre-season friendly

3 August
Everton Under-18s defeated Fleetwood Town 4-1 in a pre-season friendly at Finch Farm on Tuesday.

Everton to launch $EFC fan token on

3 August
Everton, in partnership with Chiliz, the leading global blockchain providers for the sports and entertainment industry, have announced they are to launch an $EFC Fan Token on the app.

Brazil go through on penalties after perfect shoot-out

2 August
Richarlison and Brazil are into the gold medal match at the Tokyo Olympics after beating Mexico in a penalty shoot-out in the men's semi-final today.

Riley promises VAR will be ‘dialled back’ for the new Premier League season

3 August
The use of the video assistant referee (VAR) will be 'dialled back' in the new Premier League season, with officials told not to penalise "trivial things".

Benitez opens up on his approach to coaching

1 August
Rafael Benitez has been speaking about his approach to coaching players and improving them as individuals and as a team

Toffee Soccer: How Everton Plans To Conquer The United States  [MEDIA]

1 August
Everton's successful US venture to Orlando, where they won the Florida Cup with Tim Howard and Dr David France in attendance, has caught the attention of freelance journalist Samindra Kunti and this piece in Forbes magazine.

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