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  • Everton manager emphasises the need to sign Andre Gomes this summer

    Everton boss Marco Silva has said that the Toffees must seek to re-sign Andre Gomes this summer, although the eventual decision is dependent on parent side Barcelona. The Portugal international spent the recent Premier League season on loan with the Toffees and he made a valuable impact in the 27 games where he featured.

    As such, the Merseyside outfit appear keen on landing a permanent move for his services but that is dependent on the Blaugrana, who are also evaluating interest from elsewhere for the midfielders. Speaking to O Jogo, the Toffees head coach said: “There is a Portuguese player in the squad that we want, which is Andre Gomes.
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  • Marco Silva hands warning to United ahead of league meeting

    Everton boss Marco Silva has handed a warning to Manchester United ahead of the weekend’s Premier League meeting. The Toffees have been in impressive form in their home patch in the past month and Silva believes the team are capable of getting the better of United when they make the Merseyside trip on Sunday.

    In a report covered by Sky Sports, Silva said that the Toffees have a great respect for the forthcoming opposition but expects his team to produce a strong performance against them, he said: “Even if we have big respect for Man United, with the quality they have, not just individual quality but as a team also, it’s up us playing at home. I’m 100 per cent sure if we’re at our best level, we’ll be tough for them. I don’t have doubts about that. If we can reach the same level we played the last three home games, it will be really tough for them and it’s something I want, it’s my desire, our desire as a team, to see again at Goodison our team playing at that level.”
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  • Everton manager unperturbed with Idrissa Gueye link with Manchester United

    Everton boss Marco Silva has said that he has no concerns with the ongoing speculation linking Idrissa Gueye with a probable move to Manchester United. The Senegal international has been the standout performer in the Toffees midfield for the past few seasons and his consistency has supposedly caught the attention of several European clubs including Manchester United.

    Speaking in a press conference, Silva stressed that he has nothing to say about the speculation regarding the Senegalese’s future and would rather concentrate on the proceedings on the playing field, he said: “It’s new to me. No concerns about that. All the speculation is in the media and will come in the next few days or weeks. It’s something natural. I’m not here to answer about the possible rumours.”
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  • Marco Silva speaks on transfer situation of Andre Gomes

    Everton manager Marco Silva has acknowledged that the club are yet to make a decision over the future of Andre Gomes. The Portuguese midfielder has been impressive since making the season-long loan from Barcelona last summer but the Toffees have yet to finalise a permanent move for his services.

    Speaking to reporters, Silva said that the club are working closely to cement a permanent deal for the Portugal international, although the final outcome could wait until the end of the campaign, he said: “We already have (an idea). Of course, when I am speaking to him, we have to say what we can say in this moment. To be 100% honest with you, we did nothing yet about the situation because all of our focus is on the season. But I am working with Marcel, we are planning everything, and with time – which is different to last season. We maybe know more than you about the Andre position and all these things, but all we can say to you, is what he said.”
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  • Idrissa Gueye refusing to give up on Paris Saint-Germain move

    Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye appears determined to part ways with the club during the summer after failing to do so during the winter transfer window. The Senegal international had been the subject of multiple transfer bids from Paris Saint-Germain last month but the Toffees made clear that the midfielder was not available at any price.

    As such, Gueye was left extremely disappointed with the situation and he has now opened up regarding the same in an exclusive interview with L’Equipe. Speaking to the French publication, Gueye admitted that he has the dream of playing for an elite team in the Champions League and that was not fulfilled with Les Parisiens last month.
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  • Marco Silva says Everton carried on their desired image against Manchester City

    Everton manager Marco Silva has said that his team carried on the desired club image during the recent 2-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of Manchester City. The Merseyside outfit could not restrict the Citizens from taking maximum points in midweek but they still received a positive feedback from the faithful watching after giving their best against the reigning Premier League.

    Speaking in a press conference at USM Finch Farm, Silva has admitted that he was pleased with the team’s overall showing against the Mancunian giants and he wants a similar kind of performance when they make the trip to Watford for the weekend fixture, where they will be aiming to return to winning ways.
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  • Marcel Brands updates on Everton’s transfer plans

    Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands has indicated that the Toffees don’t have ‘big plans’ of strengthening the squad during the January transfer window. The Merseyside outfit were closing the gap to the top six by the end of November but they have since gone through a lean run of form which has dropped them to the bottom half of the table.

    Owing to this, there has been speculation linking the Toffees with multiple players especially in the forward department but Brands has said that the chance of pursuing recruits in the window remain minimal, he quipped: “We don’t have big plans. It’s a very difficult period to bring players in. We don’t want to let our best players go, also other clubs don’t. I’m more focused on the summer window than the January window. If we sell or loan players, then maybe we have to do something, and if we do something, it has to be good.”
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  • Marco Silva praises Everton’s character after Burnley mauling

    Everton manager Marco Silva has hailed the character of the Toffees squad after they secured comfortable 5-1 triumph over Burnley on the road. The Merseyside outfit were given a hiding last weekend after they suffered an embarrassing 6-2 league defeat to Tottenham Hotspur but they managed to make amends with an easy win against the Clarets.

    Speaking after the game, Silva was elated with the performance of the team and welcomed the fan support at Turf Moor following the dampening home loss to Spurs, he said: “The first thing I’d like to say is this is for our fans and our players. The fans welcomed our players before the match, which is fantastic after a tough result on Sunday. And the players as well, they deserve this. It was a good win for us and now is the moment to rest and prepare for the other quick games.”
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  • Brazil coach heaps praise on Marco Silva for Richarlison’s development

    Brazil assistant manager Xavier Cleber has heaped praise on manager Marco Silva for aiding the development of Richarlison into a top-class prospect for club and country. The attacker first worked under Silva at Watford last term but their association reached an abrupt end after the Portuguese was sacked from the head coach position.

    However, the Brazilian managed to reunite Silva at Everton after the offer came by during the summer and he has since not looked back with six league goals from just 10 appearances. Meanwhile, he has also made the step up to the national side with good effect and Cleber, who has watched him in close quarters happened to heap praise on the Toffees head coach.
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  • Dean Souness predicts Richarlison will move on from Everton

    Former Liverpool star Dean Souness has said that he is a keen admirer of Richarlison but does not believe the Brazilian will stay with Everton for the long-term. The 21-year-old only joined the Toffees from Watford last summer but he has since made genuine progress, which has already earned him his maiden cap with the Brazilian national team.

    In a report covered by The Times, Souness highlighted that the Toffees are finally playing the football to please the supporters after spending intelligently during the previous transfer window. He added to reserve special praise for Richarlison and feels the attacker could join a bigger club, should he find the consistency in his game.
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