Everton’s ownership has been the subject of speculation. Farhad Moshiri is willing to sell, but it hasn’t stopped the Toffees from being connected with a deal.
Another day, another thrilling chapter in the Everton tale. Farhad Moshiri is alleged to have undertaken discussions about stadium finance before moving on to a discussion about selling the club completely.
An oligarch sanctioned for his own strong commercial ties to Vladimir Putin is now considering selling the club to a man with strong financial and political ties to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. It nearly appears to be a foregone conclusion.
Even the apparent caveat that talks will be tense and difficult due to Everton’s desperate financial situation following three years of big losses hasn’t deterred new transfer speculation. There have been ties to another another midfielder, as well as increased speculation about the future of one of the Blues’ most marketable assets. The latest transfer news and rumours from Goodison Park are examined by Mirror Sport.
A midfielder from Portugal has been linked with a move to England.
Everton have launched an approach for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, according to Foot Mercato. Everton are so unconcerned with their financial woes and pending takeover talks that they have made an approach for him. Sporting have reportedly turned down a €45 million offer for the 23-year-old Portugal international – with Wolves also showing interest – and have set a price of at least €60 million for Nunes.
This translates to £52 million, indicating that the Covid era’s bear market in football transfers has quickly converted into a bull market. How will Everton be able to afford such a large fee?
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Lampard talks to Richarlison
Richarlison has reportedly told manager Frank Lampard that he wants to move on to a team with Champions League ambitions, according to Brazilian publication UOL Sports. That excludes Arsenal, with the Brazil international uninterested in speaking to them, but he is, apparently, ready to talk to Chelsea, who want to rival Tottenham ’s interest in the player.
According to reports, they are willing to spend £40 million, but Everton are demanding more. And it’s easy to see why, given the prices they appear to be quoted in Portugal. Watford also has a 10% sell-on clause on any profit exceeding £40 million if the Blues sell.
Contract offer from Eriksen
Finally, the Daily Mail suggests that Christian Eriksen, who has just completed a short-term deal with Brentford, has received contract offers from Everton, Manchester United and Spurs. Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during the European Championships in Copenhagen in 2021 but has since been passed fit to play football again in the UK.
With several outstanding Brentford performances, he demonstrated his form. Boss Frank Lampard wants a midfield playmaker, but with clubs in Europe competing for his signature, it’s unlikely he would choose Goodison.