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Everton linked with Lille midfielder
Everton are reportedly showing an interest in signing Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
According to FootMercato, via Sport Witness, the Blues have “come forward” to sign Soumare but do face competition from other English clubs.
Premier League trio Wolves, Leicester and Aston Villa have also been credited with an interest in the midfielder, who is helping Lille close in on the Ligue 1 title.
Everton 'interested' in Milenkovic
Everton have reportedly joined the race to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.
According to Calciomercato, the Blues have expressed an interest in signing the centre-back this summer.
The report goes on to state that the Serie A club could be forced to sell Milenkovic this summer before his contract expires in 2022.
Tottenham and West Ham have also been credited with an interest.
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Szczesny linked with Everton
Everton could sign Wojciech Szczesny from Juventus this summer according to reports in Italy.
Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Calciomercato.com, claim the Serie A giants want to bring in Gigio Donnarumma on a free transfer from AC Milan.
However, they would have to move on the Pole if they want to sign the Italian with Everton and PSG both cited as possible destinations.
Everton linked with Ramsey
Everton have again been linked with a move for Aaron Ramsey.
Il BiancoNero claim the Blues are serious about bringing the Wales international back to the Premier League.
However, they claim he has his heart set on a return to Arsenal.
Everton 'reignite interest' in Zirkzee
Everton could reignite interest in Joshua Zirkzee this summer following Parma's relegation from Serie A.
The Italian side reportedly beat the Blues to the striker's signature when signing him on loan in January, but following a disappointing spell with the club, won’t be triggering the £14 million option-to-buy clause to sign him permanently from Bayern Munich.
And Tuttomercatoweb claim Everton, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan and Rome are all interested in his services this summer as a result.
Sander Berge's release clause 'lowered'
Sheffield United have reportedly lowered their asking-price for Sander Berge.
With the Blades' relegation to the Championship confirmed, Arsenal and Everton are both said to be considering a move for the Norwegian.
Sky Sports claim Sheffield United's relegation has prompted a significant reduction in Berge's release clause - from £45m to £35m - only fuelling further interest in the player.
Resigned to losing the midfielder as a result, the 23-year-old is said to believe his future will lie away from South Yorkshire.
Everton linked with Arnautovic
Everton are reportedly interested in signing Marko Arnautovic this summer.
That’s according to Il Resto del Carlino with the Austrian looking set to leave Shanghai SIPG this summer.
The 32-year-old has plenty of suitors, including West Ham, Crystal Palace and Bologna, and is said to be keen on a return to Europe.
The report adds the Blues were among the clubs Arnautovic’s agent ‘spoke to’ back in January with a view to a summer transfer.
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Everton targeting signings to help team become more attacking next season
Everton will target players this summer who can help the team play more attacking football next season.
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that after adding "energy" into midfield in the last summer window, the Blues want to add more threat to their attacking options in the coming months.
The Premier League has confirmed the transfer window will open on June 9 and close on August 31. The new season is due to begin on August 14.
Everton are the lowest scorers of the top 11 sides in the division this season but remain in the mix for European qualification because of their "attitude" and "spirit", according to Ancelotti.
But the Blues boss knows that in order to take the next step, his side must play a more expansive brand of football next season.