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Marcel Brands faces new Everton transfer task for long-term stability

You will be well acquainted with Jordan Pickford and Robin Olsen at Everton.

Joao Virginia, too, after he impressed in the FA Cup quarter-final exit to Manchester City in March after initially making his Premier League debut against Burnley following injuries to Pickford and Olsen.

You may also have noticed the name Harry Tyrer appearing on seven first-team benches this season at the height of the injury crisis which prompted Carlo Ancelotti to name two goalkeepers in reserve.

The four shot-stoppers have comprised the options available to fill the posts for Ancelotti, but the emerging talent at Finch Farm will leave Marcel Brands with several decisions to make this summer.


Jordan Pickford shakes hands with Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the match during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton (Image: TIM KEETON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Everton 'submit offer' for Ramsey

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
According to Italian news outlet Il Bianconero, the Blues have submitted a request to bring the Wales international to Goodison Park.

However, the report goes on to state that Ramsey would only be willing to leave Juve to return to former club Arsenal.

It has also been claimed that Everton have made a ‘serious and intriguing’ offers to Juventus for Ramsey.

Aaron Ramsey of Juventus (Image: Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Everton offer defender new deal as transfer interest grows

Everton have offered defender Joe Anderson a new deal amid interest from Football League clubs.

The 20-year-old is out of contract this summer having signed a first pro deal in 2019.

Everton, the ECHO understands, have tabled a 12 month contract offer and Anderson is now weighing up his options with a number of clubs registering their interest in the emerging centre-half.


Joe Anderson of Everton on the ball during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Manchester City at Merseyrail Community Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Southport, England. (Photo by Emma Simpson - Everton FC/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Jean-Philippe Gbamin injury latest as Everton target remains

Jean-Philippe Gbamin remains confident he is on track to be fit for the start of pre-season training.

The Everton midfielder suffered further injury misery last month when his comeback lasted just one match.

Gbamin joined the Blues in the summer of 2019 but thigh and Achilles problems had restricted him to 135 minutes of action.

The 25-year-old returned to the team last month, however, and came off the bench to face Crystal Palace but a collision in training with Lucas Digne ahead of the trip to Brighton and Hove Albion ruled him out for what was left of the season with a knee injury.

Gbamin has avoided the need for surgery on the medial ligament damage but will not play again this term.


Jean-Philippe Gbamin during the match between Everton and Crystal Palace (Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

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Michael Ballack makes Everton wish after Ancelotti role in training incident

Michael Ballack hopes Carlo Ancelotti creates 'something special' with Everton after admitting he viewed the Italian as a 'father' while working together at Chelsea.

Ballack spent four years in London and lifted a Premier League and FA Cup double under Ancelotti in 2010.

The German midfielder revealed Ancelotti allowed him and Chelsea team-mate Joe Cole to solve a training ground row between themselves and explained the 'open ear' policy of the three-time Champions League winner.


Carlo Ancelotti gestures to his watch as he talks with Michael Ballack during a Chelsea training session on the eve of a UEFA Champions League Group D match against FC Porto in 2009 (Image: IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

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Everton Ticket Ballot Last Chance

The ticket ballot for Everton’s final home game of the 2020/21 season against Wolverhampton Wanderers will close at 12pm midday on Friday 7 May.

To enter the ballot, supporters will need to log in at

If you are eligible, you will be presented with the option to enter the Wolves ballot.

You will need to select a zero-priced 'ticket' for each supporter that you wish to add to your group (up to a maximum of six people) and assign the 'ticket' to their customer number.

If you need to add supporters to your Friends and Family, you can do so here, or you can also add them in your shopping basket before completing the application.

Once you have all the correct people assigned against each ticket you wish to apply for, you can proceed to complete the request. You will then receive a confirmation email to acknowledge your application.

The ballot will take previous Premier League and domestic cup ballot results into consideration when allocating tickets for this fixture, with the priority going to those who have attended the fewest number of games this season, to ensure a fair spread of tickets among supporters.

Once the registration period has closed, fans will receive an email confirming the outcome of their ballot entry on the morning of Monday 10 May. If successful, this email will include a link to select their chosen seat(s) for the fixture within a two-day window, closing at 5pm on Wednesday 12 May. Once seats have been selected and confirmed, supporters will be able to go into their ticketing account to download the tickets to a mobile device. Alternatively, if you have chosen Print at Home tickets, you will be able to download these PDF tickets to your computer and print them.

If, after the two-day selection window has closed, there are any remaining seats, these will be opened to the next set of supporters selected from the initial ballot. This will happen in stages until all seats have been allocated.

Those supporters who are successful in the ballot but do not select a seat(s) within the specified window will not be counted as attending. If you do not attend the fixture, your chances of being drawn for future ballots is not affected.

A full list of FAQs on the ballot process for this fixture and attending the game are available by clicking here.

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