Everton continue to be linked with a host of players, as Carlo Ancelotti takes a view on where to strengthen his squad during the transfer window.
As fresh rumours about the potential new Goodison Park arrivals continue to surface, we have taken a look at the latest pieces of gossip to see what they could mean for the Blues.
James Rodriguez, Real Madrid attacking midfielder.
According to Spanish news outlet Marca, the Blues are just “one step away” from completing the signing of the Colombia international.
It is also claimed by AS that the deal is at an “advanced stage”, with all parties confident that Rodriguez will be moving to Goodison.
The report goes on to state that Madrid will not demand a large transfer fee, due to the player’s contract at the Santiago Bernabeu set to expire next summer, and they do not want to continue paying his wages.
Rodriguez is a player who has been linked with a move to Everton ever since Ancelotti took charge back in December.
Everton are interested in signing the 29-year-old, the ECHO understands and Brazilian midfielder Allan looks set to sign for the Blues.
Sergio Romero, Manchester United goalkeeper.
According to The Mirror, the Blues are expressing an interest in signing Romero from the Red Devils this summer.
The report goes on to state that Ancelotti is keen to provide strong competition for Jordan Pickford between the sticks, with Romero the preferred option.
Newly-promoted Leeds United have also been credited with an interest in Romero’s services.
Romero could well be pushed down the pecking order at Old Trafford for the upcoming campaign, given the emergence of Dean Henderson.
The England stopper has impressed during his two seasons on loan with Sheffield United, and recently signed a contract extension with the Red Devils.
This could mean that Romero is surplus to requirements, which would give Everton the chance to pounce on a potential deal, should United allow the Argentine be allowed to depart.
One to keep an eye on, for sure.
Emerson, Brazilian defender
According to Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, Emerson is “upset” about his situation after a move to Everton was blocked.
The 21-year-old from Sao Paulo is in a curious position in that he is co-owned by two La Liga clubs, Real Betis, who he has played for over the past two seasons, and Barcelona.
His deal is said to be a joint financial operation in which each club paid half of the transfer fee to bring him to Europe and retained a percentage of Emerson’s economic rights.
The report claims that both Everton and AC Milan tried to sign Emerson with offers of around €20m, but were rebuffed.
The right-back position is an area that Ancelotti is keen to strengthen, given the departure of Djibril Sidibe following his loan stint with Monaco.
Emerson is a player who has previously been linked with the Blues, and certainly seems to possess similar attributes to that of Sidibe.
Whether it is Emerson or someone else, Ancelotti will be desperate to make sure that he brings in a right-back before he October 6 deadline.