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Royal Blue Mersey Jul 21, 2018
Everton have £22m offer for Digne accepted by Barcelona

Everton have £22m offer for Digne accepted by Barcelona

The ball is now in the player’s court Everton have had a £22m offer accepted by Barcelona for Lucas Digne and it’s now up to the player to decide whether he wants to move to Goodison Park. It’s been well publicised this summer that the Toffees are keen on signing a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines. A myriad names have been linked, including Celtic FC’s Kieran Tierney, but it appears France international Digne has emerged as first choice. It was reported on Friday that Everton had made a bid and now the Mirror report that the bid has been accepted. Digne is reportedly...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 21, 2018
Leighton Baines talks about mental health in football

Leighton Baines talks about mental health in football

Everton player was speaking at a workshop held by The Mind Map recently Everton have won nationwide renown for their community outreach work through Everton in the Community (EitC), and one of the foremost supporters of the initiatives is the long-time servant of the club Leighton Baines. Founded by editor and Mental Health First Aid instructor Phil Bridges, The Mind Map normalise mental health through their online magazine content, exhibitions and events and help young people navigate towards mental health services. They also provide workshops for young people and are working with...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 20, 2018
Everton talking to Barcelona for left back

Everton talking to Barcelona for left back

Apparently Blues have made an offer for Lucas Digne, per The Mirror & Paul Joyce UPDATE: 6:50pm BST This story appears to have legs, as it’s been confirmed by trusted reporter Paul Joyce. As @Matt_Barlow_DM Everton close to deal for Watford’s Richarlison. Also talking to Barcelona over Lucas Digne.— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 20, 2018 It is no secret that Everton are in the hunt for Leighton Baines’ long-term successor and have been linked with close to a dozen candidates for the position this summer. Interest in Barcelona’s left back Lucas Digne seemed to spike after...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 20, 2018
Have Everton made a bid for Barcelona left back?

Have Everton made a bid for Barcelona left back?

Apparently Blues have made an offer for Lucas Digne, per The Mirror It is no secret that Everton are in the hunt for Leighton Baines’ long-term successor and have been linked with close to a dozen candidates for the position this summer. Interest in Barcelona’s left back Lucas Digne seemed to spike after the World Cup, and now the Mirror are reporting that the Blues have indeed made a £22million offer with add-ons not included in that sum. Like all transfer rumours, it’s hard to prove veracity of the report until we hear this from a couple of other sources too, but the article goes...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 18, 2018
Everton’s Leighton Baines replacement strategy

Everton’s Leighton Baines replacement strategy

The club is looking to add a left-back this summer — but is it the right one? Most Everton supporters have been saying it for a number of years now, but watching Cuco Martina at left-back for chunks of last year certainly solidified it — Everton needs a Leighton Baines replacement plan. The English left-back has been an outstanding servant to the club for a decade now, and the 2018-19 season will mark his 12th season in Everton blue. He’s still a solid player, even if not quite the fullback he was in his prime, but Father Time leaves no man behind. Baines is 33 right now, and turns...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 13, 2018
Veteran Everton defender linked with fourth MLS club

Veteran Everton defender linked with fourth MLS club

Galaxy, Union, Fire and now Timbers in for Leighton Baines As Leighton Baines approaches the twilight of his career, it appears interest in the Everton veteran continues to ramp up from the MLS. Neil Jones reports in Goal.com today that a fourth American club will be looking to bring him in this summer, the Portland Timbers. He has previously been linked with the LA Galaxy, Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire as well. The 33-year-old has been with the Blues since 2007, but in the last couple of years has seen his performances drop off. Everton’s failure to address the position on a...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 13, 2018
Lukaku the latest name to be added to Everton’s wanted list

Lukaku the latest name to be added to Everton’s wanted list

After a quiet start to the summer, things may just be about to get moving It’s not exactly a secret that Everton are on the hunt for a left-back this summer. Leighton Baines’ ageing legs means he can no longer be relied upon to go a full season without injury while he has also been forced to reign in lung-busting forward runs of old. Last summer’s botched transfer splurge left us without a back-up left-back, resulting in the ever-willing but technically limited Cuco Martina filling in. So it’s no surprise that Marcel Brands and Marco Silva had made that position a priority. A...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 8, 2018
Everton walk away from deal for Kieran Tierney

Everton walk away from deal for Kieran Tierney

Toffees not prepared to meet asking price for young defender Everton reportedly have given up on their pursuit of Celtic defender Kieran Tierney after refusing to meet the Scottish club’s asking price. BBC reporter Alasdair Lamont says the Toffees will now move on to other targets after initially identifying the Scotland international as a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines. Reports last week suggested Tierney had even agreed a deal in principle with Everton and were ready to make a move if a fee could be agreed. But that’s where the issues began. Celtic are understandably...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 1, 2018
Everton starts pre-season training tomorrow

Everton starts pre-season training tomorrow

Timeline for the summer as new manager officially meets most of the players The new Everton manager Marco Silva starts work in earnest tomorrow as the first-team players report to Finch Farm for the pre-season. Some players have been putting in extra work with Leighton Baines already showing up for some additional fitness work. It will be interesting to see who doesn’t show up, especially with a number of players linked with moves away this summer. Ashley Williams picked up some broken ribs and a collapsed lung on international duty and could be out a little longer. Morgan Schneiderlin is...
The Sun Jun 29, 2018

Everton transfer news: Toffees ready to step up chase for Celtic sensation Kieran Tierney with £25m bid

EVERTON boss Marco Silva wants Celtic ace Kieran Tierney as a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines, according to reports. The Toffees are braced to launch an initial £25million offer but the Scottish champions are almost certain to reject their opening bid. Silva is working hard behind the scenes to transform his squad ahead of a […]
Sport Mole Jun 26, 2018
Major League Soccer duo step up interest in Leighton Baines?

Major League Soccer duo step up interest in Leighton Baines?

Everton defender Leighton Baines is linked with Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union.
Royal Blue Mersey Jun 26, 2018
Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton bid farewell to Wayne Rooney

Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton bid farewell to Wayne Rooney

Disappointing return to Everton for fan favourite Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours The big news of the day is that the prodigal son, whose return didn’t quite pan out how the club expected, is on his way again. It has been virtually confirmed Wayne Rooney will be leaving Everton, likely within the next 48 hours. [Sky Sports] Could Leighton Baines be on the way to the MLS as well? [RBM] Another left back linked with the Blues, this time a Frenchman at Montpellier. [GFFN] Rodrigo played for Spain yesterday, but could he be on his way to Everton this summer too? [RBM] Gylfi...
Royal Blue Mersey Jun 25, 2018
Everton veteran is a surprise MLS transfer target

Everton veteran is a surprise MLS transfer target

More chatter of a possible MLS switch BACKGROUND Everton are in for a busy transfer window as new Director of Football Marcel Brands looks to trim the bloated, aged squad he has inherited. Of all the players expected to leave this summer though, veteran left back Leighton Baines is not necessarily one of the first names that come to mind. The Mirror are reporting that Baines is a target of interest from Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire, just a month after the 33-year-old was linked with the LA Galaxy after being spotted in California on holiday. PLAYER...

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