Here are your Everton morning headlines for Saturday 28 March...
Everton interested in Braithwaite move
Everton are considering a bid for Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite when the summer transfer window opens at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain.
The Dane joined Barca as an emergency signing last month and is not expected to have a long-term future at the club, with the Catalans hoping to recoup their €18million (£16.14million) investment in him.
According to Spanish publication Sport (via Sport Witness ) the Toffees are joined by West Ham as the two most interested parties in signing the former Middlesbrough striker, though Torino and Sassuolo have also been linked.
Toffees target could be available for less than release clause
Another player reportedly on Carlo Ancelotti ’s wishlist this summer is Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca, who could be available in a cut-price deal this summer.
According to Spanish publication La Razon (via HITC ), Everton and Bayern Munich are both interested in a move for the 23-year-old, who has a €40million (£35.9million) release clause.
And he could be available for even less should Espanyol, who currently sit bottom of La Liga, are relegated at the end of the season.
Regardless of where the club do finish, Roca is still expected to leave this summer as the holding midfielder, who has been compared to Sergio Busquets, looks to make the next step in his career.
“ Everything in place” for Gabriel Magalhães transfer
Everton have tied up the signing of Gabriel Magalhães, with reports from France claiming that there is “everything in place” for a deal to go through this summer.
The only thing that remains is for the Lille defender to sign on the dotted line, according to French publication Le 10 Sport (via Sport Witness ), bringing to an end months of pursuit from the Merseyside club.
The Toffees will even beat Paris Saint-Germain to the Brazilian’s signature, with the Ligue 1 giants hesitating on a move because of the ban handed down to Manchester City for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.