Everton boss Frank Lampard is planning an overhaul of his squad to ensure they do not become involved in a tumultuous relegation battle in the Premier League next season
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Everton are determined to learn the painful lessons from a difficult campaign to ensure they do not become embroiled in a relegation battle next season.
The Toffees are drawing up plans to sign the types of players Frank Lampard wants to give his squad the sufficient quality needed after a series of expensive and costly blunders in the transfer market over the last few years..
The Blues are also attempting to clear out some of the deadwood at Goodison Park to free up space on the wage bill and make valuable savings. Mirror Sport has rounded up all the latest Everton transfer news and.
Tosun ready to go
Cenk Tosun claims he is “100 per cent” certain he will quit the Premier League when his Everton deal expires this summer. The misfit Turkey striker, who cost £27million, is being linked with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, who are reportedly willing to offer him a two-year deal worth £80,000-a-week. Tosun insists he has many offers from abroad and his decision will not be based on money.
“I aim to have a successful season with my new team,” he told Ajansspor in Turkey. “There are offers from Turkey, England, Spain, America and Dubai.” I’ll leave England, 100 per cent. It does not seem possible for me to play for teams chasing trophies in the Premier League. It’s not about money. I miss the title race. That’s why I’m going to a competitive team with goals.”
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Van de Beek reunion
Donny van de Beek will return to Manchester United following the end of his loan spell and new Reds boss Erik ten Hag has appeared to rule out any return, according to the Liverpool Echo. Ten Hag officially took over as United boss on Monday and claims he is looking forward to being reunited with his former Ajax star at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag coached van der Beek at Ajax before his £35million switch to United in 2020 and still has great faith in the Holland midfielder. “Yes of course,” said Ten Hag when asked if was looking forward to working with Van de Beek again. “We had a fantastic squad in that time at Ajax. I really had a good relationship with him and of course I am looking forward to meeting him again on the pitch.”
Mirror Sport’s David Maddock has revealed that Everton are prepared to pay James Tarkowski nearly £5million-a-year to join them. Tarkowski had decided to quit Burnley on a Bosman long before they were relegated and is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs, including Fulham, Aston Villa Newcastle and West Ham.
Frank Lampard has told the Everton hierarchy he wants a new centre-half and the Blues have joined the race for the former England international. The Blues have a limited transfer kitty this summer and Tarkowski is attractive because he is available on a free and can offer him £90,000-a-week.