Hello and welcome to the Liverpool ECHO's Thursday live blog for all your very latest Everton news, rumours and transfer gossip.

The ECHO will provide breaking stories, reaction and comment to all the big talking points from Goodison Park as well as keeping tabs on transfer market gossip from around the world.

Everton are linked with a move for Lazio's Felipe Caicedo while there's an update on the future of Marcel Brands and Samuel Umtiti continues to be linked with a move to Goodison Park.

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Further reading

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Everton beat Brexit rules to sign Nkounkou but future impact unclear

Everton would have been forced to re-think some of their summer transfer activity under new Brexit rules - read the full story from Phil Kirkbride HERE

Good morning Blues!

Hello everyone and welcome to today’s Everton Live Blog