Plus the latest on the Blues’ interest in Paulo Fonseca
May is now with us which means two things.
One, the season’s end is nigh – but, on the other hand, the transfer window wll be opening shortly
Due to new Premier League rules the summer window both opens and closes earlier, which means the 2018-19 season actually starts after transfer deadline day.
That of course means sides will already be scouting out their possible targets for the next few months, and Everton are no different.
Over the last few weeks, the Blues have been linked with a possible swoop for Jack Wilshere as the midfielder nears the end of his current contract with Arsenal .
Reports suggest that the England international could be on his way out of the Emirates in the coming months as talks of a new deal with the Gunners have stalled.
Everton are reportedly one of the interested parties, with Sam Allardyce recently making clear his admiration for the Arsenal star.
However, according to the Mirror , the Gunners have now offered Wilshere another new deal to try and tempt the 26-year-old to stay.
It is believed this one is in excess of £100,000-a-week, which could be enough to convince the midfielder to stay.
And it’s not just new players that are being linked with a move to Goodison Park.
Paulo Fonseca is a name that has been strongly rumoured to potentially be taking over the managerial role in the summer, despite Allardyce still having a year left to run on his current deal with the Blues report the Liverpool Echo .
The Shakhtar Donetsk boss is himself out of contract at the end of this term, and could be looking for a new position further afield.
However, according to Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague, he could be looking for a different Premier League job after apparently turning down Everton…
“Everton approached him and he said no to Everton,” Balague said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
“Why? Because he is thinking of Arsenal. He has been told Arsenal are interested in him.”
The Gunners will be looking for a new manager this summer after the departure of Arsene Wenger .