Everton favourites to sign Yaya Toure

It didn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that Yaya Toure would be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season after eight years at the club. He’d fallen out of contention since the arrival of Pep Guardiola and his place in the squad has clearly ruined any chance of returning to the spotlight, so a move away has been on the cards for some time.

Although many predicted Toure to make his next move to the MLS, the Chinese Super League or the Italian Serie A, interviews with the Ivorian have clearly stated that he wants to remain in the Premier League. Backing which club he’ll be at in time for the start of next season can be difficult. For further help on backing bets with insight, TeamFA provide their own recommended bets, previews, and all the best football odds on the market.

Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson Ruled Out With A Knee Injury

Everton will have to cope without the services of Gylfi Sigurdsson for a minimum of six weeks after he sustained a knee injury during the Toffees’ 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. The Iceland international sustained the problem during the game, but he managed to compete the entire 90 minutes after taking treatment from the club’s medical staff.

Shortly after the game, reports from Iceland claimed that the midfielder had suffered a severe knee problem which could see him miss the summer World Cup finals in Russia, but Everton have seemingly dismissed this situation, by citing that he could return to action before the end of the season.

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United Turn to Gambling

Manchester United could be set to have a Gambling sponsor on their kit after all, with the latest reports suggesting that one of Tottenham Hotspur's old sponsors are keen to get their brand on the famous red shirts.

Manchester United have become one of the biggest brands, not just ion football but in the whole of Sport, with only the Olympic Rings and rival Spanish football club Real Madrid's logo deemed more recognisable across the whole of the globe!

Sam Allardyce explains why Oumar Niasse has started regularly

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has heaped praise on the hold-up play and work-rate of Oumar Niasse, who has become the Toffees' first-choice striker in the past three matches.

The Senegal international has been picked ahead of both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun in the pecking order, and he popped up with a goal during the 3-1 triumph over Crystal Palace last weekend.

The Toffees are due to travel for warm winter training to Dubai with no game in the upcoming weekend, and speaking ahead of the trip, Allardyce talked up the importance of Niasse upfront, he said: "The one thing he did, that he should have done against Leicester, was score. It was a very good header at an important time.

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IAN WRIGHT: UNITED CAN BE AS GOOD AS CITY

Arsenal legend turn pundit Ian Wright believes that Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola would do a much better job of managing Manchester United - even better than Jose Mourinho!

The former Barcelona coach used last season to understand the league and this term he has been prolific, with City looking amongst the favourites for the Champions League now that the French football champions PSG are out of the equation.

Sam Allardyce Opens up on January Transfer Targets

Everton are looking to strengthen in January, despite after spending several hundred millions back in the summer, according to manager Sam Allardyce. The former Bolton and West Ham manager recently took over at Goodison Park. He has become the third manager at Everton after the club parted company with Ronald Koeman only to witness similar poor performances under interim boss David Unsworth. Since the arrival of Allardyce, however, results have improved a lot at Goodison Park with the team going unbeaten in more than five matches.

This tremendous run of form is likely to be assisted further by a couple of signings in January, according to the manager.

David Unsworth unsure of permanent Everton role

Everton caretaker David Unsworth is unsure whether he would take permanent charge of the Toffees after he guided them to their first victory in six games. The Merseyside outfit came into the match on a five-match winless streak, which included three defeats and two draws.

Goals from Richarlison and Christian Kabasele gave visitors Watford a 2-0 lead in the second half, but the Toffees struck back immediately with Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin finding the scoresheet. Leighton Baines made it 3-2 in Everton's favour with a coolly slotted penalty before Hornets skipper Tom Cleverley missed a spot kick of his own to gift the Toffees a much-needed win.

MAN CITY LEAVE IT LATE

Manchester City had to fight hard to defeat an initially resilient Southampton in their most recent fixture in the Premier League. The manager Pep Guardiola was relieved that the team were able to break the Saints down, especially after they had seen title rivals Manchester United win so emphatically against Watford the night before.

City are among the title favourites and they typically start strong in their Premier League matches but it was not easy when they clashed with Southampton, with both teams struggling to find their stride, and Manchester City needing a late, late intervention from Raheem Sterling to get them their full 3 points. The time on the clock was 90 + 6 when the ball flew over the line, and gave City the narrowest of victories. While they were not in danger of losing, it was difficult to get the goals in against a solid and stodgy Soton side that never really gave the City defence much of an examination.

Ronald Koeman frustrated by Jose Mourinho's top-four comment

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has asked José Mourinho to 'get realistic' after he claimed the Toffees should at least finish in the top-four having spent £140m in the transfer window.


The Toffees were simply at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as they succumbed to a 4-0 defeat. Goals from Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku, and Anthony Martial were sufficient to guide United to yet another 4-0 victory which puts them equal on points with Manchester City at the top of the table.

Koeman's side have now lost their last four games across all competitions, and the Dutchman's frustration was evident when discussing Mourinho's comments, he said: "I read the United programme and my colleague told me about Everton spending £140m and so they need to go for the top four. If there’s anybody in this room and outside and sees this as something realistic for us, please comment. Be realistic. I’m not happy how we started the season, but please be a bit realistic about Everton. We need time, but it’s difficult in football."

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Rooney change was Tactical, says Ronald Koeman

It has been an incredible last couple of months in the ever-turbulent life of Wayne Rooney. He returns back to where it all started with his beloved Everton.


He scores on his league debut. He then gets arrested and charged with drink-driving and ordered to do community service. His marriage is on the rocks as a result.

Everton embark on a horror run of form but get a much-needed win at the weekend against Bournemouth. Again though, it’s Rooney who is the centre of attention getting involved in a nasty aerial clash with the Cherries Simon Francis which leaves him with a black eye and blood pouring from the wound.

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