The Rumour Mill
Speculation, conjecture, whisperings, half-truths and outright nonsense. Disclaimer
Everton are said to be unconcerned by a flurry of newspaper reports suggesting the club is in imminent danger of a punitive points deduction from the Premier League due to a contravention of profit and sustainability rules.
Niko Kovac says he was surprised to be so strongly linked with Everton last month, saying that he wasn't ever approached in regard to the manager's role.
Steve Hitchen's resignation from his technical role at Tottenham Hotspur has sparked reports that he is being lined up by Everton as a potential director of football.
Duncan Ferguson's long association with Everton could be over for now amid reports that he won't be retained on the club's coaching staff following Frank Lampard's appointment as permanent manager.
Ahead of his appointment as the new Everton manager, reports are claiming that Frank Lampard is blocking any predatory moves from other clubs seeking to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin before Monday's transfer deadline.
With the appointment of Frank Lampard as the new Everton manager expected to be announced as soon as a contract is agreed and signed, the rumour mill has swung into overdrive with possible new signings that may get over the line before Monday's rapidly approaching transfer deadline.
Tim Cahill will be returning to Everton in a technical development role, the club are expected to announce.
Cenk Tosun has rejected a move to Hull City in the Championship because he prefers to run down his Everton contract
The reported impasse between Everton and striking prospect Lewis Dobbin appears to have been resolved which should now see him remaining with the Blues.
Niko Kovač and Rudi Garcia could be invited to present their case to Everton's ownership as the club's search for a new manager continues.
It's unclear just how much, if any, interest there was from Everton in interviewing Jose Mourinho for the managerial vacancy at the club but the Portuguese has ruled himself out for now.
Mason Holgate has emerged as a loan target for two French clubs and an un-named rival in the Premier League according to a report.
Everton are supposedly prepared to allow Allan to return to Italy, with Lazio interested in taking the Brazilian on loan for the remainder of the season.
Claims regarding Everton's interest in Sean Longstaff, the Newcastle Utd midfielder who is out of contract at the end of the season, have resurfaced today as the clickbait sites search out the next of two or three more expected transfers the club is expected to make in the January transfer window.
With Vitalii Mykolenko seemingly a rubber-stamp away from becoming an Everton player, Lucas Digne's future appears to very much be up in the air following his reported "falling out" with Rafael Benitez.
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