Everton hold Milik talks
Everton have reportedly held talks with Arkadiusz Milik according to reports in Italy.
Arena Napoli, cited by Sport Witness, claim the Blues are interested in the 26-year-old and ready to launch a bid in the region of €30-35m for his services.
Napoli are said to want €45-50m but after preliminary talks, the report claims the two sides could meet halfway.
Everton identify Gabriel replacement
With reports regarding the success of Everton's pursuit of Gabriel and competition from Chelsea, somewhat varied, over in Italy they're claiming the Blues have identified an alternative.
Marash Kumbulla will leave Hellas Verona and Gazzetta dello Sport, cited by Sport Witness, claim Carlo Ancelotti's side are ready to revisit interest and launch a bid.
The 20-year-old is expected to sell for €25-30m, with RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fiorentina and Inter Milan also said to be interested.
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Keeping with Kenny
Keeping with Jonjoe Kenny and reports in Germany, cited by the Daily Mail, say he wants to stay at Schalke next season.
With his loan coming to an end and two years still remaining on his contract at Everton, there is a chance the Blues could look to keep him next term.
But Bild has reported that Kenny is keen on spending another season on loan at Schalke.
Schalke want to keep Kenny
Schalke want to keep Jonjoe Kenny beyond the end of his season-long loan with the club's sporting director saying he "suits" the club.
The Everton right-back has made 23 appearances in the Bundesliga this season and has been a hit with the Schalke fans.
Kenny is due to return to Goodison at the end of the season and there was no option to buy included in the terms of the loan agreement.
But Schalke are keen to try and retain Kenny's services next season with the club ready to ask about extending his loan to a second campaign.
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Everton want Bale and Ramsey
What a beauty of a rumour this is.
Everton reportedly want to sign both Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey this summer!
Phwoar, what a time to be alive! Oh, hang on. they're reportedly on a combined £1m a week... Yeah, the Blues could definitely afford that... perhaps not.
Anyway, let's humour it. Who's reporting this whopper?
It's the lads and lasses at 90min.com!
They claim both players are unsettled at Real Madrid and Juventus respectively (That I believe), and Blues club officials have discussed trying to lure both Bale and Ramsey to Goodison Park (That I don't).
The report adds Everton need six or seven top-class players to get where they want to be, and the Wales international are seen as the perfect signings to take them there.
Okay, cool. Next!
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Rise and Shine!
Rise and shine, Blues fans!
It's April 1st and you'd be a fool to miss out on all the Everton news and transfer rumours we've got coming your way today.
So keep me company on today's LIVE blog and you won't miss a thing.
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Classy Everton gesture to former players and managers
Lovely little story, this.
Everton have reached out to former players and managers as part of their Blue Family campaign.
The club has been committed to keeping in touch with elderly and vulnerable members of the community in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, leaving many self-isolating in their own homes.
The Blue Family campaign has already contacted more than 1,000 isolated supporters - and that commitment has also extended to former players and bosses.
1966 FA Cup hero Derek Temple, 1970 title-winning pair Jimmy Husband and Roger Kenyon and Jimmy Harris, scorer of 72 Everton goals in the 1950s, have all been contacted by the club.
Everton has also reached out to Dave Thomas, John Bailey, Jim Pearson and Wayne Clarke, with more former players being called each day.
Meanwhile, the Blues have contacted former managers Joe Royle, Mike Walker and Gordon Lee - while also making phone calls to Pat Labone and Barbara King, the widows of club legends Brian and Andy respectively.
Adam Jones has more...