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Everton news round-up: Bolasie bid, Dragovic alert and Mirallas future

All the latest news and gossip from Premier League side Everton.

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Bolasie wanted

A bid has reportedly been tabled for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie. That is according to news in Turkey, where Fenerbahce have been linked with a move for the player. They have recently appointed Damien Comolli as their new sporting director and he has identified the Everton winger as a potential target – according to Milliyet.

Turkish Football however seem to disagree. They suggest Bolasie is simply another name on a long list of potential targets for Fenerbahce this summer as they attempt a squad overhaul.

Bolasie has struggled to rediscover his best form since recovering from a serious knee injury.

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Dragovic a target?

Everton are reportedly considering a move for former Leicester City loanee Aleksandar Dragovic this summer. The Austrian spent last season on loan at the King Power Stadium, eventually coming good for the Foxes.

The Leicester Mercury state that Claude Puel’s side have a £15 million buyout clause in the loan deal, but are dawdling over a move.

That has alerted Everton to the situation – along with West Ham and Brighton. All three may now try and lure the 27-year-old away from Bayer Leverkusen themselves.

Mirallas future

Kevin Mirallas’ future at Everton will soon be known, as he will hold talks with the club management this week. The Belgian spent the second half of last season on loan at Olympiakos, where he struggled and failed to make the Belgium squad for this summer’s World Cup.

It is understood, as reported by the Liverpool Echo, that Mirallas will be told he can leave the club this summer.

Everton are trying to cut their squad size and wage bill, which getting rid of Mirallas would do on both counts.

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Everton fans react as Hirving Lozano puts Germany to the sword

The Mexican winger scored the winning goal and is being linked with Everton.

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Mexico have caused a World Cup shock by defeating Germany 1-0 in Russia. The player who scored the goal was Hirving Lozano, one of the players tipped by The Boot Room as one to watch at the World Cup.

The PSV Eindhoven winger put in a fine performance as Mexico put Germany to the sword. Throughout the game he left Germany’s excellent right-back, Joshua Kimmich, chasing shadows and his goal was a demonstration in poise.

Few fans should be surprised. ‘Chucky‘, as he is known, was incredible for PSV last season. He scored 19 goals and provided 11 assists for the Dutch side last season.

One team’s fans who were watching with interest were those at Everton.

Lozano has been heavily linked with a move to Goodison Park in recent weeks. He is a firm favourite of new Everton director of football Marcel Brands, who signed him at PSV.

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So his performance against Germany certainly impressed fans at Everton.

However, there was also a concern after the result.

Because now Everton fans are of the belief other teams will be coming in with better offers and the chance to play in the Champions League.

There was plenty of negative thinking from Everton’s fans, who are now afraid the talented attacker might head elsewhere.  

But with Brands’ influence, Farhad Moshiri’s funding and a strong link with his agent Mino Raiola Everton must keep the faith and hope that they can win the race for Lozano this summer.

Here is some of the reaction to his match-winning performance against Germany…    

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Everton round-up: Plattenhardt likely, Diop unlikely and Sigurdsson stars

All the latest news and gossip from Premier League side Everton.

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Plattenhardt set

Everton will hope to complete the signature of German full-back Marvin Plattenhardt, after the World Cup.

The defender will be hoping to be in action this afternoon, as Germany take on Mexico in Russia.

His future at current club Hertha Berlin is in doubt however and, according to the Daily Star, a £16 million move to Goodison Park should be on the cards at the conclusion of the tournament.

The 26-year-old is being targeted as a long-term replacement for Everton’s current full-back Leighton Baines.

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Diop to London

It appears Everton have missed out in the pursuit of Issa Diop. The French under-21 star had previously been linked with a £26 million move to Goodison Park. However, reports this weekend are suggesting the Toulouse star is heading to London.

L’Equipe report that West Ham United have won the race to sign the player this summer. The report claims that West Ham have agreed a €25 million (£21.9 million) deal to sign the player this summer, beating out further interest from Sevilla. The deal will be concluded early next week.

Gylfi cool as ice

Everton fans were left ecstatic yesterday with the performance of their midfield maestro Gylfi Sigurdsson at the World Cup.

The ‘Iceman’ was coolness personified as he thrived in his nation’s impressive 1-1 draw with Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

Considering he has only just returned from injury, Everton fans will be over the moon to see he has suffered no ill effect from the lay-off, as he put in a tremendous performance for the World Cup minnows.

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Blow for Crystal Palace as Juventus reportedly enter race for Patrick van Aanholt

Juventus are reportedly interested in bringing the fan favourite to Turin this summer.

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Crystal Palace‘s hopes of tying down left-back Patrick van Aanholt have taken a serious blow today, with ESPN reporting that Juventus are plotting a potential swoop for the Dutchman this summer.

The Italian champions are said to be drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates to replace superstar fullback Alex Sandro, should he leave for Manchester United in the near future, and the defender is said to feature highly on the wish-list.

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Van Aanholt emerged as a sensational attacking full-back last season, and orchestrated a number of vital wins for the Eagles during the latter half of the campaign. The ex-Chelsea defender bagged an impressive five goals and an assist in 28 appearances, as his side secured a comfortable 11th place finish, and Roy Hodgson will be desperate to keep him at Selhurst Park beyond the window.

The Eagles are already in the process of fending off Everton for the 27-year-old’s services, with Marco Silva registering his interest in the player last month (Daily Mail). But it appears the task will become a whole lot harder now the Serie A giants are in the mix.

As an attacking full-back by trade, Van Aanholt’s pace – registering the second-fastest sprint speed in the Premier League last term – and versatility, allow him to play anywhere along the left-flank similarly to Sandro, which suits Juve and Max Allegri, who has a knack of employing different systems and strategies regularly.

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The player’s current contract runs until 2021 with Palace and he has previously revealed that he is well settled and comfortable in south-east London. However, the prospect of moving to one of the world’s biggest clubs, who have just recorded their seventh successive Scudetto, would be incredibly enticing. And at 27, it could be the last chance for the former Sunderland man to secure a high-profile move.

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