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Everton news and transfers live - Alberto and Romero talk

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Today's rumour mill sees the Blues linked with potential deals for Manchester United keeper Sergio Romero and Lazio star Luis Alberto.

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Ex-Red 'set to be offloaded at cut-price as Everton enter the hunt'

Luis Alberto of Lazio celebrates

Former Liverpool attacking midfielder Luis Alberto is set for a sensational transfer away from Lazio after claims of inside tension at his club says a report.

Caught Offside cite Gazzetta dello Sport as reckoning that Everton plus Lazio's Serie A rivals Juventus and Inter are all interested in the Spanish star.

Their article states:

Since his arrival in Italy four-years ago, Alberto has featured in a total of 143 matches in all competitions and has been directly involved in an impressive 71 goals.

However, shock reports have recently emerged which suggest the talented 28-year-old could be set for a move away from the Stadio Olimpico.

According to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Alberto and club president Claudio Lotito have fallen out, presumably as tensions remain high over the midfielder’s outburst over the club’s decision to buy a private plane.

The report also claims that current frictions have caused behind-the-scenes friction between team co-ordinator Angelo Peruzzi and the president himself.

Shockingly, GDS report that Lazio are prepared to offload their star-man despite Alberto being acknowledged as one of their most important players. It is believed that Juventus, Inter and Everton are all keen on the Spaniard.

'Calvert-Lewin is back - and so are Everton'

Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates with Everton teammate Richarlison

So says Garth Crooks after picking the Blues' two-goal hero against Fulham in his Premier League team of the week for BBC Sport.

He declares:

Calvert-Lewin is back and so are Everton.

After a run of three defeats, with their performance away at Southampton by far and away the worst, the Toffees' win at Fulham would have tasted sweet.

With Richarlison and James Rodriguez joining forces with Calvert-Lewin in attack, Everton looked an entirely different proposition.

The England striker has now played 11 games for Everton so far this season and scored 13 goals.

On this day...

Everton's magnificent seven against Roy Keane's Sunderland in 2007.

Everton's Ayegbeni Yakubu is congratulated by team mate Tim Cahill (Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Sevilla does not have advantage over Everton for Isco

Carlo Ancelotti talks to Isco during their time together at Real Madrid (Image: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Everton could face competition for Isco from Sevilla according to a report.

Sport Witness cites La Razon in an article that states:

Te Europa League winners are looking to take Reinier Jesús, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, on a temporary deal from Real Madrid. When discussing the 18-year-old, Isco gets a mention.

It’s claimed ‘Sevilla does not have this advantage over Everton in the bid for Isco’.

However, the player’s desire to play in La Liga could favour Sevilla in their efforts to take the former Malaga star, at least for the second half of the season.

They will try to ‘copy the strategy’ they used for signing Sergio Reguilón on loan from Real Madrid.

Make of that what you will.

Everton-linked star branded headless

Daniel James during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford (Image: Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Everton have been linked with a January transfer swoop for Manchester United winger Daniel James but a former Premier League striker has doubted whether the Wales international would get into Carlo Ancelotti's side.

The 23-year-old has started just three Premier League games this season and has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford with the Blues tipped to make a loan switch.

However, Darren Bent told Football Insider:

“The only thing about Dan James at times, for me, he’s a little bit headless.

“He’s shown great potential, when he first went to United he played really well, scored a few goals but at times he for me he’s fouled or he shoots sometimes when he should pass it, he’ll pass when he should shoot.

“He’s got great pace and I think he’d be a great addition in anyone’s squad but when we talk about someone coming in and making a real difference and adding a lot of quality to whatever they’ve already got, I’m not quite sure.

“I wouldn’t have him over Rodriguez, no, I wouldn’t have him over Richarlison, so again if he’s going to go and play back up if he’s going to go from Manchester United’s bench to Everton’s bench, then fair enough.

“As far as thinking he’s got more quality than Rodriguez and Richarlison, absolutely not.”

Morning Blues

Hello everyone and welcome to Tuesday's live updates for Everton.

A few rumours to get us going...

Talk around Luis Alberto continues to swirl. The Blues have been linked with him before, and speculation has surfaced again.

Another familiar name floating around is that of Sergio Romero.

The Mirror claims Man United are prepared to sell the keeper "in January for half of what they were demanding in the summer."

It was £5m then - according to the report - so it would be £2.5m in the next window.

And Everon loanee Theo Walcott scored for Southampton last night in the late Premier League kick off.

He opened the scoring for Saints away to Wolves, in a game that finished 1-1.

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