Here are your Everton morning headlines for Saturday, July 11.
Bolasie to fight for Everton career
Yannick Bolasie has returned to England following his loan spell at Sporting CP and is prepared to fight for his Everton career.
The DR Congo international has had loan spells at Aston Villa, Anderlecht and Sporting since his last appearance for the Toffees, which came when Sam Allardyce was in charge.
Bolasie has not yet trained with his Everton teammates due to coronavirus guidelines but he is optimistic he can become involved ahead of next season.
"There is no reason why I couldn’t. I can play everywhere and willing to do anything for the team," Bolasie said when asked if he could star for the Toffees next year, via the Echo .
"I believe when I'm on a pitch I’ll always make the difference and help the team in any way they need.
"If I didn’t share the same desire [to make it work at Everton] I would not have gone out on loan, I’d happily have stayed in the u23’s (people talk about £ but I took [loans] so I can prove myself.
"[I'm] always confident as I know my ability but the rest is out of my hands....played a lot of games this season and also in Europa League with someone who is smashing up the Prem right now [Bruno Fernandes at Sporting Lisbon]."
Ancelotti ‘satisfied’ with Sigurdsson
Carlo Ancelotti believes Everton’s midfielders can improve but insists the quality is there in the club’s ranks.
The Italian addressed specific questions on Gylfi Sigurdsson, whose performances have come in for criticism this season and in recent weeks.
Everton’s club-record signing has enjoyed his best performances in the playmaker role at Goodison Park but has been playing in a deeper position for much of this term.
Ancelotti said of the Icelandic star, as cited by the Echo : "I think, with his quality, to play a defensive role is easier. Behind you have more space compared to if you're playing as a number 10.
"It's the easiest way to play with the quality of Sigurdsson. I'm satisfied with his performances, he hasn't played every game from the start but it was only for the fact he was not 100% fit.
"He had a fever during the lockdown and it has taken time for him to recover properly."
Richarlison set goal target by Ancelotti
Richarlison has been hailed as a complete striker by Ancelotti and has been set a minimum goal target of 20 per season.
The Brazilian forward struck his 14th goal of the campaign in the midweek draw against Southampton and Ancelotti believes that figure can go much higher.
Ancelotti said: "I think he's [Richarlison] a player you cannot put a target on. He's a fantastic player, of course 20 goals is the minimum but I expect more from him.
"He's still young but he has a lot of quality, a lot of character. As I said yesterday he's really cool in front of goal and I think every one of us is happy to have this kind of striker.
"I think he's going to improve and he is improving, because he's still young. With experience and more knowledge he can improve his qualities.
"He's complete because he's comfortable in the box, he's comfortable outside the box, he's comfortable in the counter attack. He can play on the right, on the left, in front - he's a really, really good player for us."