Everton news and transfers – Gareth Bale claim, Mourinho Pickford debate, Lucas Digne appeal


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Everton is once again associated with an advance by Arkadiusz Milik as we learn the latest about Lucas Digne’s appeal to the Red Card.

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12:15Connor O’Neill
Why Moyes turned down the bale swap deal in Everton

Former Everton defender Joleon Lescott initiated a swap where Gareth Bale could have switched to the blues instead of Leighton Baines.

Lescott spoke to Sky Sports and recalled a time when Bale was struggling with the Spurs in North London at the beginning of his term – the defender had to wait two years for his first involvement in a Premier League win, in part due to serious injuries.

The left-back came into the game as a full-back in the 88th minute of the game, with Bale also coming off the bench earlier in the second half, and after the final whistle had been blown he had a chat with then Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.

Our man Adam Jones has the whole story HERE.

Gareth Bale from the Spurs with David Moyes from West Ham
11:30Connor O’Neill
Tuchel lowers Kean expectations

Thomas Tuchel has lowered Moise Kean’s expectations after beating a double for PSG over the weekend.

Kean joined PSG on loan from Everton earlier this month and scored a brace on Saturday before Kylian Mbappe came off the bench and also scored twice.

Tuchel was quick to praise Kean in retrospect, but also kept expectations for the front down.

he said:

“He brings intensity to our game. It is his strength to bring intensity into our game. He is an athletic player.

“I am glad that he was able to show that against Nimes and against Dijon. Against Manchester [United] it was more difficult for him, it was a different level.

“He has shown that he can help with matches at this level [against Nimes and Dijon]. We can’t expect too much from him.

“He didn’t play much in Everton. He has to continue to improve.”

Moise Kean joined PSG this summer on loan from Everton.
10:48Connor O’Neill
Cahill and Osman speak red card from Digne

Everton favorites Tim Cahill and Leon Osman beat Southampton to win the red card from Lucas Digne.

The former Blues couple were in the MOTD2 studio last night as they assessed the 2-0 defeat away to Saints.

Cahill talked about the sending-off, Cahill said:

“He could have slowed the pace.

“It’s an accident and it doesn’t look good, but I can understand why Ancelotti is unhappy. It all depends on the interpretation.”

While Osman added:

“I can understand why it was given, but I think it’s an accident and he catches it.

“He runs back, and Walker-Pieters’ foot is exactly the way Lucas Digne runs.

“But you can’t argue it’s not dangerous, you can’t argue.”

Everton’s Tim Cahill celebrates a goal in Anfield with his teammate Leon Osman (Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
10:26Connor O’Neill
Topics of conversation from Southampton

Although the first defeat in this campaign does not call Everton’s fantastic start to the 2020/21 season into question, the defeat at Southampton Ancelotti will have given his team something to think about after the extensive underpinning of the team.

Have the teams figured out how to blunt Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s influence after the red-hot striker failed to score a single shot in the game? Have Seamus Coleman’s performances been underestimated, and how will the Blues compensate for his absence in the future?

Adam Jones looks at these questions, as well as Everton’s disciplinary problems, and in this excellent post-match second half, he also provides the context of the excellent season so far.

Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrates with Danny Ings after the Premier League game between Southampton and Everton (Picture: NAOMI BAKER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Who was Everton’s best player in the Saints defeat?
09:31Connor O’Neill
Milky Eye

Everton is reportedly ready to face Tottenham Hotspur around Naples striker Arkadiusz Milik.

According to Calciomercato, Juventus wants to sign the Polish international through SportsMole in a free transfer, but Everton is said to be Tottenham’s main rival for his signature.

The spurs were connected to the striker during the transfer window in summer, but Jose Mourinho’s team could not agree on a fee with the Italian outfit.

Everton was also connected to the striker after he allowed Moise Kean to leave the club for PSG.

Milik has scored 48 goals in 122 appearances for Gli Azzurri in all competitions.

Arkadiusz Milik
08:25Connor O’Neill
James last

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Everton will be looking to James Rodriguez in the coming days after Everton’s loss to Southampton.

Toward the end of the game, after the guests had made all three substitutions, Rodriguez seemed to struggle in the final minutes of the game.

However, his manager does not believe the problem is serious.

This is what Ancelotti said at his press conference after the game:

“I think we have to get back to you in the next few days.

“He was tired at the end, he felt his muscles a little bit. But I don’t think it’s a big problem.

“It’s true that the game was difficult for everyone.”

Anthony Gordon and James Rodriguez in the defeat of Everton against Southampton (Picture: PA)
07:59Connor O’Neill
Rooney sends Everton transmission message

Rooney makes top four forecast

Wayne Rooney believes Everton can finish in the top four this season – but says it may need reinforcements in January.

The former blues striker dedicated his Sunday Times column to the club’s opening game, talking about Carlo Ancelotti’s work, why he was always sure Dominic Calvert-Lewin had the skills to become Everton’s No. 9, and gave Jordan Pickford some advice.

Rooney also talks about the “fantastic” James Rodriguez – and why his position on the right wing is crucial – and predicts why Ben Godfrey could be a partner in the future for Michael Keane at the heart of the Blues defense.

Our man Phil Kirkbride has the whole story HERE.

Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney in action for Derby County (Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images)
07:48Connor O’Neill
Digne appeal last

Everton has until 1:00 p.m. today to officially begin the Red Card appeal process against Lucas Digne.

Carlo Ancelotti signaled the club’s intention to fight the suspension of three games against the left-back after his dismissal yesterday against Southampton.

Digne was given a red card by referee Kevin Friend after he caught Kyle Walker-Peters’ Achilles in the second half of today’s game at St. Mary’s Stadium.

The French international is currently banned from playing three times, which would make him miss matches with Newcastle, Manchester United and Fulham.

The Football Association is calling on Everton to make clear its intention to file a wrongful dismissal suit by 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, and to give Everton until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday to provide written and/or video evidence to support its case.

Everton must prove to a regulatory panel that Friend made a “manifest error” in showing Digne the red card.

Lucas Digne receives a red card from Kevin Friend during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton (Photo: NAOMI BAKER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
17:14Connor O’Neill
Carlo Ancelotti on the role of the new goalkeeper Robin Olsen

17:14Connor O’Neill
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17:13Connor O’Neill
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