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BRAZIL INTEENATIONAL PAQUETA ON EVERTON RADAR

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Premier League side Everton are reportedly keen on signing Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta before the end of this summer's transfer window. This is according to the report from Italian publication Calciomercato which stated the 24-year-old has emerged as a transfer target for the Toffees. Everton might need to pay as much as £50m to secure the signing of Paqueta who was linked with other Premier League teams earlier in the current transfer window. The Brazilian star was linked with Arsenal and Newcastle United earlier in this transfer window.

EVERTON SECURE FIRST PRE-SEASON WIN

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Everton have been very poor in pre-season football this summer until the Blackpool game this weekend. Hosts Blackpool could not match the firepower of Everton and England international midfielder Dele Alli especially when the two teams faced off at Bloomfield Road on Sunday.

Besic is looking forward for a move to any Premier League club

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Everton footballer Mo Besic is looking forward to a move to another Premier League club as it seems like the player will be not given a fresh start at the club. According to Liverpool Echo,Carlo Ancelotti seems to be hesitant on giving a fresh start for the Bosnian in the team. In the last game against Wolves, it showed how miserable was Everton's midfield. In times like this,the club could make use of player like Besic to fill those gaps.

Silva pleased with Michael Keane's progress

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Marco Silva reckons Michael Keane’s state of mind at this present moment is very different from what it was ahead of the start of the season.

According to Silva, there are many different factors which were responsible for Keane not playing up to his potential last season. It was his debut season at Everton and he had to play under as many as three head coaches.

Former Arsenal star heaps praise on compatriot Richarlison

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Former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva has praised compatriot Richarlison following Everton’s goalless draw against Chelsea on the road. The 21-year-old only arrived in the Premier League from Fluminense last year but he has since shown immense progress which has made him a regular for club and country.

Speaking to Everton TV, Silva was pleased with the progress of the former America Mineiro graduate and believes the forward offers something different to the national side than other players within the squad, he said: “Now Richarlison has played for the national team as well and it is great for a young player to be in the squad - it will raise his confidence.

Marco Silva Happy with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s Winner against Leicester

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Gylfi Sigurdsson was able to provide a stunning conclusion to the trip to King Power Stadium as Everton won 2-1 against Leicester City. Marco Silva was delighted with the victory, which was extremely crucial for Everton considering that they were playing against 10 men for the last 30 minutes of the match. Everton had taken the lead through Richarlison after just seven minutes but Ricardo Pereira came up with an equaliser in the 40th minute. Wes Morgan was sent off just after the hour mark to make a sizable shift in dynamic to the game and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long-range strike was able to hand a winner to the visitors.

Marco Silva claimed after the match that it was an extremely important moment for Sigurdsson since he was scoring his fifth goal of the campaign already. It took the midfielder a long time to settle at Everton but the £ 45 million transfer finally seems to be working for the blues. Silva claimed that Sigurdsson was a player of immense quality and that his performances were of paramount importance to the club. Silva admitted that he has changed the role of Sigurdsson compared to last season and this has made a difference in terms of his statistics.

Andy Gray critical about Cenk Tosun after Everton’s first league defeat of the season

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Former Everton star Andy Gray was not pleased with the showing of Cenk Tosun who was guilty of missing a number of goalscoring opportunities during the weekend loss to West Ham United. The Toffees had made an unbeaten start to the campaign with three draws and one win from their opening four matches but they could not sustain the streak against the Hammers, who beat them by a 3-1 scoreline.

Following the game, Gray was particularly critical about Tosun, who has failed to open his goal tally since the start of the season. The Turkey international has indeed contributed a couple of assists in the five league games to date but Gray was still not been impressed by the striker, who he reckons should only be a squad player.

Kurt Zouma reacts after completing Everton transfer

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France international Kurt Zouma is looking forward to securing regular game-time with Everton after sealing a deadline-day loan move from Chelsea. The centre-back had failed to receive assurances of regular first-team football under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri and this urged him to make the move to Goodison Park before the transfer deadline.

In an exclusive interview with Everton TV, Zouma admitted that he was impressed by the ongoing project under Marco Silva and he is looking forward to making a notable impression with the Toffees during the ongoing campaign, he said: “I spoke to the manager for the first time about two weeks ago and I was interested in the project.

Marco Silva wants more quality players in the squad

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Everton manager Marco Silva has highlighted that he is on the search for quality players before the transfer window concludes next month. The Toffees have remained relatively quiet with no signings yet for the summer but that should soon change with Richarlison expected to arrive from Watford for a reported fee of around £45m.

In a report covered by Liverpool Echo, Silva admitted that he would want to sign more players during the transfer window but the emphasis is rather than quality than quantity for the summer, he said: “The most important thing is not the number. For us to sign players, we must be sure about [their] quality. We must be sure they can improve our squad. In some positions, we are clearly looking to improve because we have to. [I]t is not the most important thing to talk about what are the positions because I need to be fair to our players, but I can tell you four or five or maybe one more, six, players we have to sign.”

Jordan Pickford in awe of Harry Kane’s penalty-taking ability

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Everton ace Jordan Pickford has insisted that no shot-stopper would have saved Harry Kane’s penalties for England, given the power and accuracy behind his efforts. Kane converted two penalties en route to a hat-trick against Panama and the 6-1 victory ensured that the Three Lions qualified for the knockout stage of the World Cup.

Speaking after the game, Pickford was asked whether Kane’s efforts are unstoppable to which he replied: “Pretty much. You have got to do a lot of guessing but the power behind it and the accuracy… both pens were the same and when Harry is finishing like that there is no chance. He is a top forward for starters, that is his main game – finishing. I was watching him from my end of the pitch and his two penalties were top drawer.”

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