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Kenny believes Shane Duffy would be an excellent addition for any club

 

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny believes Shane Duffy would be an excellent addition for whichever club he joins this summer. The centre-back has been permitted to leave Brighton & Hove Albion and reports claim that he is on the cusp of joining Everton on a season-long loan agreement.


In an interview covered by TalkSPORT, Kenny backed Duffy’s decision to leave the Seagulls in the quest for regular game time, he told: “I think it’s important for Shane. He is desperate to play. He is at the peak of his career. He has been a very strong personality for Ireland and for Brighton over the last few years. I’m sure a lot of managers would like to have Shane and, the type of player that he is, he needs to be playing. He knows that. Whoever gets him will get a really, really competitive centre half who is tremendous in both boxes. He would be a real addition to whoever signs him.”
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Everton defender Leighton Baines announces retirement

 

Everton defender Leighton Baines has announced his retirement after the last game of the club in the current season of the Premier League. He was offered another year of extension at the club but he has decided to hang up his boots. By appearing in the match against Bournemouth, he made his 451stmatch for the club but they lost the match for 3-1. In the current season of the league, he has only made nine appearances for the club and, in the last game at GoodisonPark, he was substituted in the second half.


The club manager Carlo Ancelotti to pay his gratitude to the player has said that he can stay at the club in other capacities after his retirement. He said that all the Everton players should be grateful to him as he has been a great example for all his teammates.
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Everton offers £25m for Southampton midfielder Emile Hojbjerg

 

As per the new reports,Everton has landed the deal with Southampton on signing the midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg. They have agreed upon a deal for £25 million are the speculations regarding the transfer is about. Hojbjerg was one of the targets of Tottenham Hotspur and it seems like they have offered another deal for the player. It is too late for the Spurs to make such an offer with Everton have made the deal.


Spurs have wanted to sign the player for a long time and the player has been the captain of the team. But lately has been stripped off the captaincy as his future at the club remains uncertain and his contract with the club will be expiring on next year.
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Everton keen on signing PSG defender Thiago Silva

 

As per the reports, Thiago Silva will be leaving Paris Saint Germain this year. This has been confirmed by PSG director Leonardo that he will be leaving the club soon. The Sun has reported that he is being paid £350,000 a week at PSG. He, after the Champions League campaign, will be leaving the club.


As the summer transfer window is approaching, there are many clubs which have shown interest in him. Many of the Premier League clubshave shown interest in him which includes Everton, Tottenham, and Arsenal.
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Richarlison privileged to work under Carlo Ancelotti at Everton

Brazil international Richarlison has said that he is privileged to work under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti at Everton. The legendary Italian manager was appointed as the Toffees boss in December last year and he has since consolidated the club’s position in mid-table. Speaking to the club’s official website, Richarlison heaped praise on the former Napoli boss and said that the Toffees have plenty to gain from the manager’s experience.
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He added that everyone within the Toffees squad has great respect for the three-time Champions League-winning manager and that should help in the progress of the club, he told: “Carlo is one of the greatest of all time and it has been a privilege to work with him. I am learning a lot from him and I am sure we will achieve good things together. Ancelotti is one of the greatest coaches in history, in my opinion. I think the club has a lot to gain from him. He has a winning spirit and does not accept less than the maximum you can leave on the pitch. This mentality and the respect everyone has for him are very important and will help us a lot.”

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Everton offer different alternatives for season-ticket holders

 

The Premier League has been suspended from March and, as per the reports, they will be returning on June 12. The matches will be held in empty stadiums and there will strict social distancing protocols that has to be followed by every staff and player of the club.Since the matches will be held in closed stadiums, Everton has decided to refund the tickets for the remaining five home matches in Premier League.


Everton has given the fans three options that they can have a full refund or donate a portion of the money to club’s charity account and another option is that they can renew their membership for the next season of Premier League. In the statement released by the club, they have stated that one can refund their tickets money as the games will be held in closed stadiums.
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Ancelotti keen to sign the best centre back, says German legend

 

Lothar Matthaus says that Carlo Ancelotti has been able to talk a deal with one of the best centre back of the current times. According to the Spanish sports outlet Sport, Everton had discussions with Jean Clair Todibo who is now currently playing for Barcelona as a centre back.


Todibo joined Barcelona in January 2019 from the French club Toulouse and appeared for five matches in Barça. Later he was given to Schalke for loan where he performed well which attracted many clubs.
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Paul Robinson believes Ancelotti can lure Koulibaly to Everton

Former Premier League star Paul Robinson has made a stunning prediction over the future of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegal international has been linked with a Premier League move over the past few seasons but a deal has never materialised with the Naples hierarchy reluctant to sanction his sale.

However, there are suggestions that Koulibaly could eventually part ways with Napoli this summer and Robinson believes the Toffees could lure the centre-back with the presence of Ancelotti, who has previously worked with the defender, he told Football Insider: “Ancelotti would certainly be able to pull the player to Everton. He knows the manager inside out. The manager changes the club’s pull in the transfer market. All of a sudden the types of players they are looking at and are linked at change.
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Carlo Ancelotti aiming for Europa League qualification with Everton

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that the Toffees can realistically eye a Europa League spot for next season following their upturn in Premier League over the past couple of months. The Merseyside outfit were languishing in the relegation places when Marco Silva was sacked from the helm but they have since been on a steady rise and are now within eight points off fourth-placed Chelsea.

Speaking in a press conference, Ancelotti accepted that a Champions League spot could be out of the club’s reach, considering there are a number of quality sides between them and the Blues. However, he added that the club can realistically look to qualify for next season’s Europa League with possibly a sixth or seventh-place finish to the campaign.

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Former Napoli defender hands warning to Ancelotti ahead of Everton move

Former Napoli defender Andrea Dossena has sent a warning to manager Carlo Ancelotti ahead of his proposed move to Everton. The Italian was recently axed from the head coach position at Napoli but it appears that he could make a quick return to management with Everton in the Premier League.

Speaking on Tutto Mercato, the former Liverpool man said that Ancelotti is taking a huge risk by joining the Toffees, who are currently lying nearer to the drop zone than to the top half of the table. He added that the 60-year-old has a tough task on his hands to get the most out of the players at the club, he told: “It’s a very risky choice. He goes running to take on a team that are going through a very difficult time. He will have to work hard every day to get the most out of the players he has.”

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