Romelu Lukaku – Is £28m good business for Chelsea or a foolish sale?

Everton completed a club record deal for Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku for £28m. At 21 and with goals aplenty Toffees’ fans are delighted with the deal but is this a good piece of business for Chelsea or is it a foolish error to let their man go? Lukaku spent last season on loan at Goodison Park where he …

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Gareth ThomasRomelu Lukaku – Is £28m good business for Chelsea or a foolish sale?

Arsenal to fend off competitors and sign French midfielder

Arsenal are having to fend off heavy interest from competitors to sign Frenchman and Lyon midfielder, Clement Grenier. The midfielder looks set to leave the French outfit this season and is weighing up his options for his next career move. With Arsenal, Newcastle, Everton, Bayer Leverkusen and A.C. Milan all reportedly interested in the 23-year-old. Reports from the Metro have revealed …

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Oliver BainesArsenal to fend off competitors and sign French midfielder

Everton sign Romelu Lukaku

Everton have confirmed that they have completed the signing of 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a fee of £28m according to BBC Sport. So happy with this! I want to thank the board, the manager and his staff and the players for this… http://t.co/hrb5MHst8J — R.Lukaku Bolingoli (@RomeluLukaku9) July 30, 2014 The Belgian took to Twitter once again to …

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Is Lukaku set for Everton move?

Time to write a new chapter….. pic.twitter.com/1XNjbYXsl4 — R.Lukaku Bolingoli (@RomeluLukaku9) July 30, 2014 Romelu Lukaku has just tweeted this photo of himself with the caption, “time to write a new chapter”. The Belgian international spent last season on loan at Goodison and was a sensation for the Toffees, bagging 15 goals in 31 games for the Premier League club. …

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Oliver BainesIs Lukaku set for Everton move?

BREAKING NEWS – Ross Barkley signs new long-term contract at Everton

BREAKING: Ross Barkley signs new four-year contract with Everton. #EFC — Everton (@Everton) July 29, 2014 Breaking News! It’s official, Ross Barkley has ended speculation surrounding his future as he has just penned a new long term contract at Everton. The new deal will see Barkley remain at his boyhood club until 2018 where he will be on a reported …

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Oliver BainesBREAKING NEWS – Ross Barkley signs new long-term contract at Everton

Everton sign Besic

Everton have today completed the signing of Bosnia midfielder, Muhamed Busic from Ferencvaros in Hungary. BBC Sport have reported that the defensive midfielder has penned a five-year-deal with the Toffees today. The Bosnian has joined up with his team-mates in their pre-season tour of Thailand. Speaking ahead of the move,  Everton manager, Roberto Martinez said, “Muhamed is a young footballer who has developed …

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Everton ready to re-sign Lukaku?

Everton claim they are confident of re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea again next season, that is according to Toffees boss, Roberto Martinez who spoke to the Independent. The 21-year-old Belgian spent last season on loan at Everton and was a huge success for Martinez as the Chelsea striker bagged 15 goals in 31 appearances. That scintillating form helped guide Lukaku with …

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Oliver BainesEverton ready to re-sign Lukaku?

Is a Manchester City move right for England’s Ross Barkley?

Earlier today we linked Everton’s Ross Barkley will Manchester City as a potential replacement for Yaya Toure. Would a move for Ross Barkley be the best thing for England though? Lets take a look at some of the players who have made the move, possibly blinded by the money and fame, possibly believing they are better than they actually are …

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Gareth ThomasIs a Manchester City move right for England’s Ross Barkley?

Juventus, Liverpool & Everton set for Lukaku battle

Chelsea are prepared to listen to offers for Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku but it will cost clubs €40m to capture his signature according to insidefutbol.com. Lukaku signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 and has always been held in high esteem with likenesses being made to Didier Drogba. Since then he has made 10 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and …

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Barry joins Everton

Gareth Barry has officially become an Everton player after penning a 3-year-deal with the Toffees. Gareth Barry has become our first signing of the summer, agreeing a 3-year deal. #Barry #efc pic.twitter.com/OwX48HwRAX — Everton (@Everton) July 8, 2014 Barry was a key player in Martinez’s debut season in charge of Everton and provided stability and simplicity in their midfield. Gifted …

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Gareth Barry ‘perfect fit’ for Everton

Gareth Barry made 32 Premier League appearances for Everton last season whilst on loan from Manchester City and now Roberto Martinez hopes to secure him on a permanent deal following his release from the Manchester club. Martinez is a big fan of the 33 year old midfielder saying, “Gareth is such a unique person, I have been so impressed and …

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Arsenal update: Marouane Fellaini deal in the balance

So is the Higuain deal in the bag? In spite of the rumours about a late bid from Juve the London Evening Standard seems to think so. It says All parties are confident Higuain will soon be joining the Gunners from Real Madrid. Interestingly it also suggests that Arsene Wenger might be about to make a move for Arsenal’s other …

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Arsenal update: Fellaini talks, Grenier news incoming, but not yet.

After a flurry of activity it seems to have gone a bit quiet on the Marouane Fellaini to Arsenal front. Goal has a theory why. It says that… The north Londoners are now waiting for Everton to make the Belgium international available for talks in order to begin negotiating terms. Even if Fellaini agrees a package with Arsenal, the club …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fellaini talks, Grenier news incoming, but not yet.
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Reports that Arsenal have made a sensational £22 million bid for Marouane Fellaini

UPDATE 10-40PM – The Times is reporting it too Yep it is one of those Goal exclusives, so make of that what you will, but the website is saying that Arsenal have bid £22 million for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The website reports… The Gunners have activated the release clause in the Everton midfielder’s contract and are confident of wrapping …

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AshleyReports that Arsenal have made a sensational £22 million bid for Marouane Fellaini

Review of the Premiership part 3: Spurs, Everton and more – what might have been…

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season Tottenham Hotspur (72 pts, GD +20) 5th Much rested on André Villas-Boas’s young shoulders this season when he stepped into Harry Redknapp’s shoes at White Hart Lane. Clearly, the chemistry at Chelsea had been all wrong – would Spurs be any better? Clearly, yes, and although fifth place …

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AshleyReview of the Premiership part 3: Spurs, Everton and more – what might have been…

Are Arsenal better without Wilshere and with Cazorla in the middle?

Depending on who you were talking to last night Arsenal either grabbed the one point that will probably be enough to give them a Champions League place or dropped a pair of points which will let their London rivals back in the race. To be fair The Gunners were a tad unfortunate. Had Olivier Giroud had his shooting boots on …

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AshleyAre Arsenal better without Wilshere and with Cazorla in the middle?
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Did Everton and Arsenal pay the price for their FA Cup cynicism?

Perhaps I am an old fuddy duddy, but it made me want to feel very queasy listening to David Moyes and Arsene Wenger talk in their pre FA Cup weekend press conferences. I am not a fan of either clubs, but if it was my manager I would feel the same. How dare a manager of a club, especially the …

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AshleyDid Everton and Arsenal pay the price for their FA Cup cynicism?

Is Everton’s Nikica Jelavic now the club’s weakest link?

I think it’s time we had a little talk about Nikica Jelavic. In the space of exactly one calendar year he’s gone from single-handedly saving Everton’s attack, to its weakest link. Now granted, this year’s Everton attack lies much less firmly on his shoulders, and when Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas are healthy, Jelavic becomes the third most important goal …

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AshleyIs Everton’s Nikica Jelavic now the club’s weakest link?

Breaking: French newspaper says Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player by the weekend

Some bad news for United, Arsenal and, let’s not forget, Everton fans. French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that the Blue’s talismanic midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be a Chelsea player by the end of the week. The report, which has also made the BBC sports news , is that that the 25-year old will sign a five-year deal with the club, …

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AshleyBreaking: French newspaper says Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player by the weekend
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Would Frank Lampard leave Chelsea for another Premiership club? Everton? Man United? Arsenal?

So it appears that Frank Lampard is on his way out of Chelsea. The departure of the 34 year old midfielder, who has been at the club for 11 years, has a whiff of ravens leaving the Tower of London about it. But his exit from the Blues was pretty much confirmed at the weekend with the player expected to …

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AshleyWould Frank Lampard leave Chelsea for another Premiership club? Everton? Man United? Arsenal?