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    Juventus ‘contact Everton over Moise Kean loan transfer return’ but Toffees only want to sell 20-year-old forward

    JUVENTUS are reportedly interested in bringing Moise Kean back to Turin after a disappointing spell at Everton.
    The Toffees paid £25million to sign the striker last year, but his first season in England did not go to plan.

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    Moise Kean scored in Everton’s midweek win over Salford in the Carabao CupCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    According to Goal, the Serie A champions are chasing a loan deal for Kean, 20.
    However, Everton are said to prefer an outright sale and will demand an obligation to buy if he leaves on loan.
    Carlo Ancelotti has asserted that the Italian will be a first-team player for Everton this season.

    After only scoring twice in 2019/20, Kean netted in his side’s beating of Salford in the week having come off the bench against Tottenham.
    And Ancelotti believes the youngster will compete with Dominic Calvert-Lewin for his lone striker role.
    The Everton boss, 61, told reporters: “I know that for a striker it’s important to score. Not for me, it’s important to have a good performance.
    “I think he played a good game, he was involved in a lot of offensive situations, he scored the penalty. But I don’t know how he felt after the penalty.

    “Honestly he had a good performance in my opinion, he could have scored before.

    “But Moise Kean is a player that we count for the season, this is for sure. As central strikers we have Dominic who’s doing well, and we have him.”
    Juventus are undergoing something of a squad revamp this summer, flogging aging stars Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain.
    Edin Dzeko is set to arrive from Roma in the coming days to provide a foil to Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.
    Piedmont-born Kean joined the Old Lady at the age of ten and became the club’s youngest-ever debutant in November 2016.
    Despite netting six consecutive goals for club and country in the spring of last year, he was allowed to leave for the Premier League.

    The move was quickly criticised by Kean’s father, who felt he was too young to leave Italy.
    Biorou Jean told Centro Suono Sport last year: “Sending my son to England was a mistake, because he’s still too young.
    “He’s not feeling good at Everton, I didn’t like this transfer.
    “I hope he can come back to Italy as soon as possible, I hope he goes to Rome, but the important thing is that he comes back here.”

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    James Rodriguez has one of ‘best left feet ever’ and Everton move under Ancelotti is perfect fit, claims Berbatov

    JAMES RODRIGUEZ has one of the best left feet EVER — and that comes from a man who was team-mates with Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale.
    Dimitar Berbatov played with the new Everton star at Monaco in 2014 and saw first-hand the Colombian at the peak of his powers.

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    James Rodriguez has signed for Everton to again link up with Carlo AncelottiCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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    Dimitar Berbatov and James Rodriguez were team-mates at MonacoCredit: AFP – Getty

    The ex-Manchester United striker was stunned by Rodriguez’s ability during their six months together at the French giants.
    His scintillating form saw him earn a £63million switch to Real Madrid after a stunning World Cup where he won the Golden Boot.
    Six years on and Rodriguez’s once feared reputation has diminished. But Berba believes his move to Everton — who finished last season in 12th — could rekindle a fizzling career because of his relationship with Carlo Ancelotti.

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    Berbatov lauded Rodriguez’s left-footCredit: Getty – Contributor
    Former Tottenham ace Berbatov said: “His left foot is magic, one of the best left feet ever, honestly.
    “I wasn’t surprised he went to Everton. Sometimes you need to take one step back to step forward.
    “He didn’t play much at Real Madrid and he now needs a place to go where he will know that he is going to be a starter.
    “It can bring his confidence back. It was the same situation that I was in, in my last year with United.

    “I didn’t play as much as I wanted, so I wanted to go somewhere else, to Fulham with Martin Jol.

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    Colombian Rodriguez burst onto the scene thanks to a thunderbolt in the 2014 World Cup against UruguayCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    “I knew the team were going to start me. I needed to bring my confidence back.
    “He’s going to Ancelotti and he worked with him at another three clubs. They have a connection. For him that will hopefully will be a great move.
    “The moment you know the manager is going to trust you, it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake.
    “You’re going to bring everything you have and you’re going to succeed.”
    Rodriguez, 29, was touted as one of the best players in the world after his six-goal heroics in Brazil.
    And Berbatov, a Betfair Ambassador, reckons a £22m move to Everton can help bring back the confidence that made him a global superstar.

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    Rodriguez worked with Ancelotti at Real MadridCredit: AFP

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    Ancelotti (left) brought Rodriguez to Bayern MunichCredit: Splash News
    He added: “Players are always going to have that confidence but if you don’t play for so long, you start questioning yourself. ‘Am I good enough? Why am I not playing?’.
    “This can be a really bad thing for you. The more you step on to the pitch again, the more you start playing better.
    “I would like to see him get back to his World Cup form but let’s not forget football is not an individual sport. He’s got another ten players on the pitch with him — every player depends on the players around them.
    “He has that magic left foot that he can be the difference when the team needs him. He is coming from a different league and hopefully he can find it easy to adjust.
    “The Premier League is demanding but when you know that you have the complete trust of the manager, you’re going to be free to play.
    “I think he has got the attributes to flourish in the league but it might take him one, two, three games to get used to the rhythm.
    “I think that he can be OK. I’m going to enjoy how he plays.”

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    Berbatov has also revealed his love for Amazon’s new Tottenham documentary — and wants United to follow suit.
    He added: “United have to do one, for sure. They need to have a deal like this sooner or later — it would be great for people to watch.
    “For fans of when I was there, to watch Ronaldo, Rooney, Giggsy, Scholes training and talking with each other, the winning and losing . . . That’s great TV.
    “And in Leverkusen, when we lost the three finals, it would be great TV.
    “We had crisis meetings, fighting, good times, bad times, losing the three finals . . . that would be great TV to watch for the drama.”
    For more from Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov, head to www.betfair.com/berbatov

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    Man Utd joined by Everton in Hirving Lozano transfer race with Ancelotti ‘launching offer to Napoli in next few hours’

    EVERTON are reportedly ready to continue their spending spree by rivalling Manchester United for Hirving Lozano.
    A move to Napoli last summer has not got to plan for the winger, leading to a possible £40million exit in the coming weeks.

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    Manchester United and Everton are reportedly in the race for Hirving LozanoCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    According to CalcioMercato, Carlo Ancelotti’s side are preparing a bid in the coming hours.
    The Toffees boss was busy unveiling James Rodriguez to the media on Thursday afternoon after the Colombian’s move from Real Madrid.
    Everton have splashed around £55m on signings this summer with Ancelotti praising the club’s “fantastic job” in the transfer department.
    Abdoulaye Doucoure, young left-back Niels Nkounkou and Napoli midfielder Allan have also arrived.

    And Goodison Park bosses are set to get back on the phone to Italy to thrash out a deal for Lozano.
    Despite a return of just five goals and two assists in his debut year at Napoli, the 25-year-old is still highly rated.

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    Reports in Italy named United as one interested party in the forward.
    Lozano is apparently seen as a potentially key marketing asset in North America, as well as a solid member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack.

    Agent Mino Raiola will be key to formulating the player’s future, with Lozano said to have desired an Old Trafford switch before the move to Naples.

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    Everton sign Abdoulaye Doucoure on three-year deal from Watford after completing transfers for James Rodriguez and Allan

    EVERTON have confirmed the £20million signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford.
    The French midfielder has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Goodison Park, with the option of a fourth.

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    Doucoure has signed a three-year deal at Goodison ParkCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    Doucoure, 27, is the Toffees’ third summer signing following the purchases of James Rodriguez and fellow midfielder Allan.
    Doucoure told the club’s website: “I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy.
    “I had some interest from other clubs but from the beginning when Everton showed an interest in me I told my agent to focus on Everton.
    “It was the only club I wanted to join.

    “Everton has a big history in English football and it is a good club for me to have a step up in my career.
    “I am very happy now to be an Everton player and very excited for the future.
    “It is an ambitious project here and it was a big part of my decision, having Marcel [Brands] and the coach Carlo Ancelotti wanting me.

    “I want to thank the fans for their support already – now I can’t wait to start on the pitch.”

    Doucoure joined Watford from French side Rennes in 2016 and scored 17 times in 141 appearances in his time at Vicarage Road.
    The Frenchman will wear the No16 shirt at Goodison.
    Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will hope to have all three of Doucoure, Rodriguez and Allan available to him when his side take on Spurs on Saturday in their opening game of the new Premier League season.

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    Everton agree personal terms with James Rodriguez on £4m-a-year deal to reunite Real Madrid outcast with Ancelotti

    EVERTON have agreed personal terms with James Rodriguez as Carlo Ancelotti pushes for a reunion with the Colombian.
    The Real Madrid attacker was brought to the Bernabeu by the Toffees boss in 2014 following his exploits at the 2014 World Cup.

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    James Rodriguez has reportedly agreed personal terms with Everton
    Ancelotti then signed the star on a two-year loan deal from the LaLiga side at Bayern Munich.
    Now the Italian wants to link-up with the 29-year-old for a third time at Goodison Park as part of his Everton rebuild.
    And Gazzetta journalist Tancredi Palmeri claims Rodriguez has come to a financial agreement to sign for him again on Merseyside.

    He states that the South American will pocket £4.03m-a-year at Everton.

    That is a significant paycut on his current £140k-a-week package in the Spanish capital, which runs out next June.
    Now all that remains to be sorted for the deal to be completed is the price tag after agreeing the four-year contract.
    Madrid president Florentino Perez has already admitted his club need to sell before they buy amid the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.

    Rodriguez and Gareth Bale are the two players he is desperate to get off the books.

    However, he is refusing to let them go on the cheap and is demanding at least £22.5m for Rodriguez.
    But Palmeri claims the Premier League club are refusing to meet that figure and want to pay significantly lower for the ace.

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    Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman plots shock transfer swoop for Everton’s Michael Keane as replacement for Gerard Pique

    EVERTON defender Michael Keane has emerged as a shock transfer target for Barcelona, according to reports.
    Ronald Koeman is the new man in charge of the LaLiga giants and he already has his transfer targets in mind.

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    Michael Keane has emerged as a shock transfer target for BarcelonaCredit: Getty Images

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    Would Keane fit into this possible Barca line up under Koeman?
    The Dutchman is believed to have identified fellow countryman Memphis Depay and Donny van de Beek as two of his top three targets this summer.
    And OK Diario claims the England centre-back is the other.
    Koeman took Keane to Goodison Park from Burnley in 2017 in a £30m deal.
    The centre-half has since become a regular for the Toffees and featured 37 times last season.

    Now Koeman, who was sacked by Everton in 2017, wants a reunion with the ex-Manchester United ace.

    Barca are looking to revamp their aging squad after missing out on the league title before they were humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.
    They are looking for recruits all over the park, but Koeman is believed to have identified Keane as the perfect long-term replacement for Gerard Pique, 33, who has offered to leave for the good of the club.
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    Mino Raiola hoping to pair Everton flop Moise Kean with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan as agent launches transfer talks

    MINO RAIOLA is reportedly trying to engineer a potential switch to AC Milan for Everton flop Moise Kean.
    The Italian striker’s agent is looking to bring the 20-year-old back to Italy after a dismal opening season in England.

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    Everton striker Moise Kean has failed to impress in the Premier League since joining from JuventusCredit: EPA
    Kean joined the Toffees from Juventus last year, but he has scored just twice in 33 games in all competitions.
    And he could be the signing that convinces Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pen a new one-year deal at the San Siro.
    According to Calciomercato, Raiola is in contact with Milan about extending his client’s stay in Serie A.
    And they state that the 52-year-old is looking to facilitate Kean’s move to Milan where he would partner Ibrahimovic up top.

    They claim that Everton would be willing to sell the youngster for a fee in the region of £22.5million.
    But Milan would rather bring in the player on an initial loan deal with an option to buy.
    Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti remains convinced Kean will stay at the club as he predicted the forward to be better next term.
    He said: “Of course, he is a player we need to give support to, because he is young,

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    Kean’s potential arrival could prove instrumental in Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing a new deal at AC MilanCredit: Alamy Live News

    “He came here from Italy, so it was a new adaptation for him, a new country.
    “Also, he was alone during the lockdown and so it was not an easy season for him.
    “But this season can give him more experience and more knowledge. He will be better and play more next season.”

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    Chelsea and Everton chasing shock transfer for Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster, 37, after Hornets’ relegation

    VETERAN goalkeeper Ben Foster is a shock emergency target for BOTH Chelsea and Everton.
    Watford’s former England stopper is still one of the most wanted men around despite his age and the Hornets being relegated to the Championship.

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    Watford keeper Ben Foster is a shock target for Chelsea and EvertonCredit: Getty – Contributor

    Blues boss Frank Lampard is looking at a surprise swoop for the 37-year-old as he searches for a solution to his goalkeeping problems.
    Chelsea are struggling to find a new No 1 without paying fortunes and Foster is being discussed at Stamford Bridge.
    Lampard wants Kepa Arrizabalaga gone and Chelsea would loan him back to Spain if the deal was right.
    Signing Foster to fight with fellow ‘oldie’ Willy Caballero, 38, could be the answer — but other clubs are keen on the Watford man too.

    Lampard has even looked into taking his old pal Joe Hart, who played with him at Manchester City.
    He could fit in as second or even third choice if interested. Hart is looking for first-team action and hoping for offers at home and abroad.
    But a season helping out at Stamford Bridge would not be a bad prospect.

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    Foster is also shortlisted at Everton by Carlo Ancelotti who wants some competition for Jordan Pickford.

    Manchester United’s Sergio Romero also fits the bill as they are keen on an experienced head to keep Pickford on his toes.
    But in-demand Foster is the man highest on their list.

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