Everton transfer news – Arnaut Danjuma competition, Jonny Evans attitude, El Bilal Toure £25m bid

Good morning and welcome to our LIVE Everton blog on Friday 14th July.

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Goodbye and good night

Lots of rumors and a first win of pre-season – what a way to end the week, Blues!

Hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of all things Everton Football Club this Friday, take care and good night.

El Bilal Toure claim

Following the Mirror’s previous report that Everton have made a £25million bid for Almeria striker El Bilal Toure, they have been told that this fee will be insufficient.

According to ASthe Spaniards hope to at least break their club record for money received for a player – a record set when Darwin Nunez joined Benfica in 2020.

Nunez moved from Almeria to Benfica in 2020 for a reported fee of €24 million, rising to €34 million upon his later transfer to Liverpool. This equates to roughly £29 million and Almeria wants to receive at least that fee in one upfront payment.

The ECHO reported earlier today that Almeria are open to making a deal for the 21-year-old.

El Bilal Toure is said to have been the subject of a bid from Everton(Image: (Photo by Ruben de la Fuente Perez/NurPhoto via Getty Images))

Everton won in the first pre-season test

Everton ran out 2-1 winners in their opening pre-season friendly against Stade Nyonnais thanks to goals from Katia Kouyate and Neal Maupay.

Relive the action through Chris Beesley’s player ratings and Joe Thomas’ analysis of two ‘game-changers’.

NYON, SWITZERLAND – JULY 14: Katia Kouyate shoots to score during the Stade Nyonnais vs Everton Pre-Season Friendly match on July 14, 2023 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Villa open for bids in Digne

According to Daily mailAston Villa will listen to offers for Lucas Digne, just 18 months after sealing a £25million move to the Midlands club from Everton.

The left-back is one of the club’s highest earners at more than £100,000-a-week but has fallen behind Alex Moreno in Unai Emery’s pecking order.

They suggest that Serie A champions Napoli would be a possible fit for the Frenchman given the fact that he has worked with and maintained a positive relationship with their new boss, Rudi Garcia, from their time at AS Roma.

Lucas Digne left Everton for Aston Villa in January 2022 (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)(Image: Visionhaus/Getty Images)

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Everton are up against Stade Nyonnais tonight

Is Everton vs Stade Nyonnais on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time, how to watch

What time does Everton vs Stade Nyonnais start?

The game kicks off at 18:00 local time, 17:00 in the UK. The match will be played at the Center Sportif de Colovray in Nyon, Switzerland.

Is Everton vs Stade Nyonnais on TV?

The game is not on TV but will be streamed on the club’s official website. To watch the game for free, Blues supporters must be members or have a season ticket.

Fans also have the option to purchase a single game pass costing £8.99. The ECHO’s Chris Beesley will also be in attendance at the Center Sportif de Colovray and you can follow all the live action as it happens on our live dedicated match blog.

For the full story, click here.

Alex Iwobi is watched by teammates and Sean Dyche during Everton’s pre-season training in Evian(Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Jonny Evans attitude

Everton have no interest in signing former Leicester City defender Jonny Evans.

Just hours after Ashley Young became the club’s first signing of the summer, Blues supporters were convinced on Thursday night that the name of their next signing had been leaked in a now-deleted training video.

In a video shared on Everton’s Facebook and Instagram pages, Twitter user @ITalkEverton captured someone in the background appearing to say: ‘We’ve got Jonny Evans coming in’. This then led to speculation linking the centre-back with a move to Goodison Park.

However, the ECHO understands that Everton have no interest in signing the Northern Ireland international this summer. After an injury-ravaged season that ended in the disappointment of relegation with Leicester, Evans is now out of contract at the King Power, but the Foxes recently revealed they were in talks over a new deal for the centre-back.

Jonny Evans(Image: (Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images))

Everton ‘inquire’ about Juventus defender

Everton have ‘enquired’ about the possibility of recruiting Juventus defender Koni De Winter.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Empoli and made 14 Serie A appearances in 2022/23.

Broadcasting the latest on his future, All Juve have claimed that the youngster has emerged as a target for both the Blues and Lille.

Koni De Winter of Juventus FC applauds the supporters

Dyche demand

Sean Dyche is reportedly seeking ‘at least four more’ new signings before the new season begins.

Everton yesterday confirmed the arrival of Ashley Young, their first signing of the window, and supporters will be hopeful that this is just the start of the club’s transfer business as the Blues look to bounce back from two seasons battling relegation.

Offers an update on Everton’s recruitment plans Telegraph have stated that Dyche wants to add a minimum of four new players before the club’s opening day game against Fulham.

Sean Dyche during an Everton training session

Holgate ‘offered’ Besiktas

Mason Holgate has been ‘offered’ to Besiktas for the 2023/24 season, it has been suggested.

The ECHO reported last month that Everton would be willing to let Holgate leave this summer, either permanently or on loan, and the likes of Southampton and Nottingham Forest have since been linked with a move for the defender.

A fresh report from PhotoMac have claimed the 26-year-old has been made available to Besiktas, who will not pay a loan fee to acquire his services for the season.

Everton’s Mason Holgate(Image: Gustavo Pantano/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images))

Danjuma fight

AC Milan have entered the race to sign Arnaut Danjuma.

Everton are keen on the Dutchman, who is expected to be moved on by Villarreal this summer, although he now faces competition from a European heavyweight.

Fabricius Roman have claimed that Milan are in the race for his signature, with Feyenoord also said to be interested.

Everton tried to sign Arnaut Danjuma in January

El Bilal Tour ‘bid’

Everton are believed to have made a £25m bid for Almeria striker El Bilal Toure.

It is according to Mirrorwho add Italian Atalanta are also pursuing the striker.

The ECHO reported today that Almeria are open to doing a deal for the 21-year-old, who has a €40m (£34m) release clause in his contract.

El Bilal Toure of Almeria

Blues ‘looking at’ Danjuma loan

Everton are reportedly exploring the possibility of a loan deal for Arnaut Danjuma.

The ECHO recently reported that the Dutchman is open to joining the club this summer after previously coming close to signing for the Blues in January.

A latest update on the future of the Villarreal man from Athletic have made it clear that Everton are ‘looking at’ a loan.

Arnaut Danjuma

Forest in Elanga speaks

Nottingham Forest are ‘in talks’ to sign Everton target Anthony Elanga.

The Blues are considering a move for the Swedish striker, who was close to joining the club on loan during the January transfer window.

Sean Dyche’s side are now set to face competition for the services of Elanga from Forest, according to Timeswho are also ‘keen’ on the player.

Anthony Elanga from Manchester United

El Bilal Toure bid report in national media

According to David Maddock of the Daily MirrorEverton have made a £25million bid for Almeria striker El Bilal Toure.

The striker impressed in La Liga last season and interest from the Blues has been reported throughout the summer transfer window.

However, Everton are said to have chosen Toure, but they will apparently face strong competition for the player.

Internal reaction to Ashley Young’s move

Speaking about the deal for the 38-year-old former Manchester United and Aston Villa winger, Everton director of football Kevin Thelwell said: “We are delighted to sign a player of Ashley’s pedigree and quality.

“His list of honors and achievements shows that we have brought in a proven winner and leader. He is highly thought of in football as a person and as a player underlines his achievements over many years, which include an outstanding 2022/23 with Aston Villa in last season, why he will strengthen our squad.”

Everton’s new signing Ashley Young makes himself at home at the club’s pre-season training camp on the shores of Lake Geneva(Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Good morning, Blues!

Stick with us throughout the day as we bring you all the latest updates on Everton’s pursuit of Anthony Elanga and Arnaut Danjuma, as well as reports in the national media claiming the Blues have made a bid for Almeria striker El Bilal Toure.

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