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  • Idrissa Gueye refuses to speak on the PSG speculation

    Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has resisted the temptation to speak on the Paris Saint-Germain transfer link as he is currently with Senegal at the African Cup of Nations. The west African nation have progressed to the semi-final stage of the competition and they are now scheduled to face Tunisia, who are regarded as the underdogs for the encounter.

    In a press conference, Gueye was asked about the recent speculation linking him with Les Parisiens and his response was neutral with the focus on winning the African Cup of Nations with Senegal, he said:“I am focused on my competition. I did not read L’Equipe but they told me about it. I am fully focused on my competition. We’ll have time to talk about it again if it’s still there. I cannot talk about it here. Once again, I am focused on my competition.”
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  • Everton on the verge of landing Andre Gomes from Barcelona

    Everton are reportedly close to wrapping up the signature of midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona. The Portugal international was impressive during his season-long loan with the Toffees during the previous campaign and that has enticed the Merseyside outfit to negotiate a permanent move for his signature this summer.

    According to AS, the Toffees are currently under advanced negotiations with the Blaugrana for the services of the former Valencia man and they are confident of agreeing a fee of around £22m for the permanent transfer of the midfielder. It had previously been claimed that Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan could offer strong competition in the pursuit of the Portuguese, but it appears that the Toffees have received a clear route with the player preferring a return to familiar surroundings next term.
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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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