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Everton transfer news, rumours, gossip and speculation including latest on Kalidou Koulibaly, Lucas Vasquez, Josh King, Carlo Ancelotti, James Rodriguez and
Everton transfer news, rumours, gossip and speculation including latest on Kalidou Koulibaly, Lucas Vasquez, Josh King, Carlo Ancelotti, James Rodriguez and more.
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Everton-linked Lucas Vazquez would reportedly prefer a move either to another Spanish club or to Valencia this summer, while we have all the best reaction to Dominic Calvert-Lewin's brace for England last night.
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And while you're still recovering from Les Gray declaring undying love to a puppet, here's an injury body blow.
And we're going back in time now for Kevin Ratcliffe's first foray to the record shop.
Quite a cool choice to be fair.
I bought four, all at the same time, from Quirk's in Chapel Lane Formby.
The rocktastic You Aint Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman Turner Overdrive
Tell Him by Hello
Oh Yes You're Beautiful – Gary Glitter
And this! Mud – It'll be Lonely This Christmas
Which gives us the excuse to use this piece of slightly unsettling video madness.
Nothing has been formally announced yet.
But according to reports in Italy via Gazzetta dello Sport, UEFA are looking to make four major changes to financial control in football and change FFP rules that had been in place since 2011.
The proposed new system will allow clubs to have more control over their finances – and the transfer market – and would see the rule of 'not spending more than you earn' replaced by ''spending what is necessary without waste'.
That 'could' be good news for Farhad Moshiri and Everton, who has consistenly shown he is happy to "spend what is necessary " at Everton.
The full story from our Business of Football writer Dave Powell is here:
As well as DCL, a handful of other Blues were in international action last night.
Robin Olsen was an unused substitute for Sweden edged Georgia 1-0 in Stockholm.
Ben Godfrey and Tom Davies, meanwhile, both started as England Under-21s slipped to defeat in their opening game of the European Under-21 Championship group stage in Slovenia.
The young Lions were beaten 1-0 by Switzerland.
Davies, who won his 22nd cap, played for 66 minutes, while Godfrey played the full 90 minutes on his eighth Under-21 appearance.
Portugal defeated Croatia 1-0 in the other fixture in England's group, with Joao Virginia an unused substitute for the Portuguese.
England and Portugal meet in the second round of Group D matches on Sunday (8pm GMT).
And remember that Lucas Vazquez transfer link from a few days ago?
The Real Madrid right/back/right winger who Talksport claimed Everton were monitoring?
Well the same reporter has now dampened down that particular link.
Them's the ITK rules, dontcha know.
You build them up, then knock them down.
One other player they’ve been mentioned within the Spanish media is Lucas Vazquez at Real Madrid, although from what I’m told, he would prefer a move either to another Spanish club or to Valencia.
But what it does show when those type of names are being linked, Carlo Ancelotti means business, and I think it’s an exciting time for Everton.
And does this constitute the kind of tapping up which we know goes on in international training sessions?
We certainly hope so! We're big Jack Grealish fans here at Echo towers (well, actually from our front room/kitchen/bedroom as we continue to follow the government's advice and work from home).
But Dominic Calverr-Lewin has loved what he's seen from the Aston Villa playmaker.
He told the as he told the Sky Sports Super Six podcast
My favourite player was Jack Grealish; top man!
He is a naturally gifted footballer and for me, he is a joy to watch.
If I could watch any player play, it would be him.
He can do everything – he is exciting and tries to make things happen.
I see him up close in training – because he is a relaxed guy, as soon as he is on the training pitch and the ball comes out, he is operating on a different level.
For me to play with him as a centre-forward, they are the type of guys you want to play with because he is making things happen and he set my debut goal up.
It was only a matter of time until he got his chance, he just had to stay consistent and keep doing what he was doing.
When he played I thought he played really well.
So where better to start today than with Everton and England's number nine?
At one stage we were scrambling around trying to work out when the last Everton player to score a hat-trick for England was! (It was Gary Lineker with that famous treble against Poland at the 1986 World Cup).
And Dominic could and maybe should have had the matchball following last night's stroll over San Marino.
But two keeps his flying start to his full international career going.
And also means he's the first Evertonian since Wayne Rooney to score a brace for England.
Before we get started, why not have a read of our must-read Everton stories.
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