Everton will listen to offers for a few first-team regulars as well as fringe players who spent last season on loan as the club continues its preparations for the new campaign.
With three new signings expected through the door this week totalling a reported £60m-plus, Director of Football, Marcel Brands, will be under pressure to recoup transfer funds before the transfer deadline.
According to Paul Joyce of The Times, one of three go-to journalists for Everton’s communications team, Brands would consider bids for any or all of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Theo Walcott, Fabian Delph and Bernard.
Muhamed Besic, Sandro Ramirez and Yannick Bolasie, who have been available for the past couple of seasons but have been sent out on loan, are also on the “transfer list” at Goodison Park.
Should Allan, James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucouré all arrive before the start of the season, the Blues will be overloaded in midfield, making the likes of Sigurdsson, Delph or even Tom Davies potentially surplus to requirements.
Davies has been mentioned in terms of a season-long loan move of his own, perhaps to the Championship. Meanwhile Sigurdsson, Everton’s record signing who has generally failed to live up to his billing since joining in 2017, has been the subject of talk linking him with a move DC United in America at the end of his contract in two years’ time.
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I think we can all agree who’s on the list. The question is how to get them *off* the list (and out the door).
Its a long list. About 35 on it with the under 23s
Not surprised at any of these names, and while the transfer fees are important, I’d bet Marcel is even more motivated by the fact that getting all four out the door would save £400,000/week in salaries.
I also think he would at least listen to reasonable offers for Gomes if Carlo is willing.
Iwobi, Davies and Gordon are perfectly adequate reserves and their combined salaries are less than £100,000/week.
I think Bernard would be a great squad player at no 10, but his wages are just too high to sustain. If we can shed at least five of seven, it would be a good window.
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