Everton transfer rumours: Cornet, Onana, Gibbs-White, Vrancx, Gallagher and more

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We expected a slew of new signings to arrive at Everton once Richarlison was sold at the end of June to fit in last season, but that has yet to happen. The domino effect hasn’t quite happened for the Blues even as their Premier League rivals continue to add players left, right and centre.

The first four names on this list are all players the Blues have been linked with but have all signed with clubs who are in continental competition next season.

Christian Erikson

The Danish playmaker was always going to be an asset to the Blues, and his remarkable return to Brentford after a brush of death on the pitch with Denmark meant a number of top sides were lining up for his signature . Ultimately, he landed at Manchester United, where it remains to be seen how new manager Erik ten Hag will fit him into the same team with Bruno Fernandes.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Everton had been desperate to lure the Ukrainian to join international team-mate Vitaliy Mykolenko at the Toffees where he could play the midfield role he dreams of. However, he opted to join Arsenal instead for a fee of £30m, becoming the Gunners’ fifth signing of the summer as they gear up for a Europa League breakout. Salaries there are sure to be better than anything the Toffees can offer right now. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed earlier today that the Toffees are the other side for him.

jesse lingard

Despite offers from Everton, Newcastle and a host of MLS and Middle Eastern clubs, it appears Lingard has opted to return to West Ham where a loan spell launched a shaky career with the Red Devils .

It’s no irony that the names of Everton and West Ham return for the same strata of players that former Toffee David Moyes charges his side for a European campaign.

Armando Broja

Another player the Blues have been linked with for some time, but Moyes appears to have secured. Chelsea simply don’t have the space for the striker in their squad and Everton’s precarious financial situation means they can’t engage in a bidding war with even the Hammers. It looks like the official offer that did the trick for the Hammers was around £30million.

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Maxwel Cornet

Everton are said to still be in the lead for the signing of the versatile striker, with the Blues ready to pay his £18million release clause. However, the sticking point here has been the method of payment, with the Toffees looking to structure the deal so they can pay less upfront and more of the amount due later. A loan was discussed but the offer was rejected by the Clarets as they look to rebuild under new manager Vincent Kompany.

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Amadou Onana

The Blues are just one of many clubs eyeing the 20-year-old midfielder who impressed at Lille in his first season after joining Hamburg. Once again, it is ex-boss Moyes who stands in the way as West Ham are believed to be in the lead for his signature. The defensive midfielder would definitely be a key asset for Frank Lampard if the Blues can pull this off as it’s a big need for the Blues.

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Aster Vrancx

The 19-year-old midfielder impressed in his debut season at Wolfsburg last year, and the Blues have been eyeing him even before he left Mechelen in Belgium. The Blues are going to have to spend money to replace Richarlison’s goals, and their midfield upgrades will likely depend on how much money is left after this signing and whether they can ditch any other inflated salaries from the current roster .

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Morgan Gibbs-White

Everton are said to be very interested in the Wolves midfielder whose technical ability in the attacking third is a quality Lampard will be desperate for. Everton’s new director of football Kevin Thelwell and Academy director Gareth Prosser are big fans of the player who signed him for Wolves during their time there.

At the moment, the Toffees have not tabled an official offer for Gibbs-White, and they will try to nab him for around or under £20m, although rumors have his price pegged north of £30. million pounds.

Conor Gallagher

The Chelsea midfielder turned a lot of heads last season with his projections for Crystal Palace. The Stamford Bridge side are assessing all of their young stars this summer before deciding whether to let one go on a permanent basis (with buy or sell clauses) or simply on a season-long loan.

Lampard has publicly stated that he is a fan and that the Toffees would desperately try to loan him out if they could.

Emmanuel Dennis

The Watford striker appeared to be a ready-made replacement for the now deceased Richarlison, but media sources seem to indicate the Blues have cooled off in their interest in him despite the Hornets leaving him out of the traveling group that traveled to the United States for their pre-season tour.

The Blues could still come back for him if Cornet’s transfer fails.

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