David Moyes' final season at Everton produced another commendable top-six finish.
The Toffees accumulated 63 points, their joint second-best return under Moyes, and a tally that would have earned European football in nine of the past 11 campaigns.
With the season now officially in the books, attention quickly shifts to the future and the impending barrage of transfer rumours set to dominate headlines throughout the summer.
This is the place for all Everton-related content, with the very latest transfer information, rumours and stories set to be regularly updated over the following weeks.
—LAST UPDATE: THURSDAY JUNE 13—
Thursday June 13
Marouane Fellaini is once again a hot topic of discussion in gossip columns, with Arsenal now seemingly the club most linked with his signature.
The paper also claim to know that the Belgian has his "heart set on a move to London", but Arsene Wenger is still reluctant to spend big on him.
Thursday June 13
Leroy Fer is enjoying an impressive European Championships with the Dutch Under-21 side.
Having missed out on an £8.6 million deal in January, as covered by BBC Sport, his current form will be making Everton fans rue those reported medical complications.
I haven’t heard about anything. But I think my manager did. I think Everton are still interested in me, but I have to focus on the tournament. Would like I like to go to the PL this summer? Yes. It’s a very nice competition. But my focus now is the on the European Championship here and afterwards we will see.
While a change of manager would surely reduce the chances of Everton revisiting this deal, it seems there's still a possibility Fer will be playing at Goodison Park one day.
Wednesday June 12
Swansea's Ashley Williams has emerged as a surprise target for the Toffees in some quarters today.
While Williams is certainly a fine performer, the quoted £8 million price-tag—which may well rise further—wouldn't be a typical move from Everton, considering he's now 28.
Tuesday June 11
Nixon reports that the former Wigan man will be handed a two-year deal and will add competition to the Toffees' defence.
While this is highly plausible, if you scroll through to some of the earlier slides in this article there are some bold predictions from Nixon that haven't exactly come true.
Sunday June 9
Several media outlets have linked Chelsea's Victor Moses with a move to Everton.
The Metro claim the Nigerian international would be keen to reacquaint himself with Roberto Martinez, his former manager, for whom he first established himself in the Premier League when at Wigan.
With Jose Mourinho likely to bring further attacking options to Chelsea, Moses may perhaps experience fewer opportunities to shine next season—although a potential fee of £10 million seems a little steep for the Toffees at this stage.
Friday June 7
With Roberto Martinez now in place, and keen to apply his own influence on Everton, he will certainly need support in the transfer market.
As impressive as Fellaini has been for the Toffees, the fee received would be extremely useful to the Spaniard and any deal is perhaps an example of good business for all parties.
Friday June 7
Now that Everton have their new manager, speculation can begin about potential targets.
First through the door for Roberto Martinez, according to the Liverpool Echo, will be Aiden McGeady and Antolin Alcaraz.
McGeady his currently at Spartak Moscow, and supposedly unwilling to extend his stay much longer, while Alcaraz is out of contract, having been with Martinez at Wigan for the past three seasons.
Friday June 7
With his name a permanent fixture in transfer gossip columns, Everton are looking to extend Leighton Baines' contract to repel interest from potential admirers.
The Independent report how the Toffees hope to tie down their influential left-back to a longer deal, with Manchester United keen on taking him to Old Trafford with David Moyes.
Wednesday June 5
Not long after Martinez's announcement, Everton announced the departure of three first-team players through their official club website.
Club captain, Phil Neville, reserve goalkeeper, Jan Mucha, and Thomas Hitzlsperger will not have their contracts renewed and are now officially free agents—although Neville has subsequently announced his retirement.
Wednesday June 5
After weeks of speculation, Everton finally have their man.
Roberto Martinez, the former Wigan boss, was confirmed as the club's new manager and signed a four-year contract.
As The Guardian report, the Spaniard was introduced at a press conference with his new Chairman, Bill Kenwright, who said:
Roberto's first words were: I'll get you in the Champions League.
Martinez then went on to say the following:
I have no right to see Everton in the Champions League because there are clubs who operate in a completely different way financially but with time in football you can achieve anything. If I was given the finances to compete for the Champions League that would be the target straightaway. That is not what we have got here. What we have got here is an incredible platform and we need to follow that dream of getting into Europe and the Champions League. We know how difficult that is going to be against sides who have that aim at the start of a season because of the finances they have.
With the Toffees finally getting their man, it seems the transfer gossip will well and truly lift off over the coming weeks.
Monday June 3
After briefly being in the frame to succeed David Moyes, Ralf Rangnick has moved to distance himself from speculation.
Sky Sports cover how he emphasised his contractual situation at Red Bull Salzburg, in an interview with Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk.
Is this merely a ploy to mask his intentions or has he already heard some negative vibes from Goodison Park?
Sunday June 2
According to the Daily Mail, John Heitinga is looking to depart Goodison Park this summer.
The enigmatic Dutchman has endured a woeful 12 months at Everton having won the 2011-12 Fans' Player of the Year award.
In this piece he's quoted as saying:
I don’t want to extend my contract because it would mean they’d be my final club outside Holland. I have played in Spain and England, so maybe it’s time for somewhere else. If Fenerbahce come in again, they’re an option.I was close to joining them last summer.
If Everton wish to provide their new manager with funds to play with, offloading Heitinga's lofty wages and recouping what they can seems a logical move for all parties.
Saturday June 1
At the last minute, a new name has entered the race to become Everton's next manager. The former Schalke man; Ralf Rangnick.
The Daily Mirror claim Bill Kenwright was "blown away" by Rangick's interview which could see him appointed ahead of most people's favourite; Roberto Martinez.
The article also predicts Rangnick appointing a former Everton player as his official No. 2, with Alan Stubbs, David Weir and Phil Neville all possibilities.
While his credentials are certainly impressive on paper, supporters may well question his health record, after he resigned from Schalke due to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Thursday May 30
After a flood of rumours linking him to Manchester United, Marouane Fellaini has delivered his own take on his current situation.
In an interview with the Belgian media (translated by ESPN) he states:
My destiny is Everton. It's as simple as that. You never know what will happen, but we are talking about one of the greatest clubs in England. The framework is in place. It is in this sense that I mean the departure of the coach changes nothing. Despite everything he has done for the club, we still have enough quality to shine.
While Evertonians will understandably feel positive about these remarks, it's still highly likely he will go if a substantial bid comes in this summer.
It is, however, refreshing to see Fellaini taking a more positive stance in the media, after some of his more controversial comments given to his national press last year.
Thursday May 30
As most of the media have been saying, including BBC Sport,.Roberto Martinez has indeed held talks with Everton about their vacant managerial position.
The recently departed Wigan manager met the Toffees' Chairman, Bill Kenwright, in London yesterday (May 29), to discuss succeeding David Moyes.
Nothing has been confirmed by Everton, but it does seem increasingly likely Martinez will be named as the club's new manager in the next day or so.
Thursday May 30
In an article by Greg O’Keeffe, for the Liverpool Echo, Vitor Pereira's cause is once again championed for the Everton job.
O'Keeffe writes about the Porto man's impressive credentials, highlighting his unbeaten domestic campaign and his sharp eye for value in the transfer market, before revealing he has already met with Everton.
At the end of the piece, recent quotes appear from Bill Kenwright', talking about Roberto Martinez:
He’s on the list, as I’ve always said. No more than on the list. I will meet Roberto and he’s on the list, as I’ve always said.
Despite many assuming Martinez-to-Everton is almost done deal, the Toffees' chairman is unwilling to give anything away just yet.
It seems Pereira, and possibly some other options on his "list" are worth mulling over a little longer.
Tuesday May 28
The breaking news today surrounds Roberto Martinez's decision to leave Wigan this summer, as BBC Sport reported.
The Spaniard is, of course, one of the hot favourites to fill Everton's managerial vacancy and is now expected to hold talks on Merseyside in the coming days.
The Independent mention how this puts the Toffees in pole position to land their man, having asked for permission to speak to him over the weekend.
After a few weeks of uncertainty, it seems Everton may soon be appointing their new manager.
Monday May 27
Phil Jagielka provided a timely boost to Everton by declaring his intention to remain at Goodison Park.
Following the departure of David Moyes, many of the Toffees' leading players may be tempted to move on this summer. However, when asked if he saw his future at Everton, Jagielka is quoted in The Independent as saying:
Yes, definitely. I was made captain for next season when David Moyes was in charge. We will have to wait and see what happens with the new manager, but hopefully he will keep me in that role and it is something that I am looking forward to doing.
Having come off an excellent season on the field, this will be music to the ears of Evertonians.
Monday May 27
Roberto Martinez, one of Everton's preferred options to succeed David Moyes this summer, would supposedly cost the cash-stricken club £5 million to hire.
According to The Mirror, that is the hefty price the Toffees would need to pay Wigan for the services of their manager.
The Times' Jonathan Northcroft describes how Martinez is indeed Everton's number one choice and the club are waiting to discover the Spaniard's intentions.
If Martinez is to stay on at Wigan, Northcroft writes that an internal candidate, such as Phil Neville or David Weir, could then take over as Everton manager.
The fact Martinez is the club's number one target is a view echoed by Jason Burt in The Telegraph, who also mentions Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a potential option.
Sunday May 26
Another day, another Marounae Fellaini-to-Manchester United rumour.
This time it's The Mirror claiming David Moyes will make his former player his first signing at Old Trafford.
The paper also claim Fellaini is United's top transfer target this summer and will look to sign him once Wayne Rooney's future is resolved.
Friday May 24
The future of Marouane Fellaini predictably dominates current stories surrounding Everton, with the Belgian midfielder continuing to be linked with Manchester United.
The Guardian's Jamie Jackson describes how David Moyes is considering making an approach for his former player, aiming to match his rumoured £24 million release clause.
It seems this saga may rumble on for quite some time.
Friday May 24
A slightly less box-office story to emerge is how the out-of-contract Jan Mucha, Everton's reserve goalkeeper, seems unlikely to deputise for Tim Howard much longer.
The Daily Mail reveal the Slovakian has attracted interest from Belgium and Holland, although Dinamo Zagreb are supposedly in pole position to acquire his services.
Either way, it seems highly unlikely he remains at Goodison Park next season.
Wednesday May 22
Stories surrounding Everton continue to focus on their impending managerial appointment and the latest name to hit the headlines is Porto's Vitor Pereira.
Jack Wilson in the Daily Star writes how Pereira is now favourite to take over the reins at Goodison Park and follow the likes of Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho in leaving Porto for the Premier League.
The 44-year-old is a trendy pick having landed two successive league titles in Portugal and, amazingly, navigating this current campaign without losing a single league game.
His appointment would be a move the majority of Evertonians would support, but is he the man for Bill Kenwright?
Wednesday May 22
Another heavily tipped contender to replace Moyes is Wigan's FA Cup hoisting, yet also relegated, Roberto Martinez.
According to BBC Sport, the Spaniard has held talks with his Chairman, Dave Whelan, and intends to make a decision on his future in the next 24 hours.
Whelan was quoted as saying:
Tomorrow it is a straightforward meeting and he is going to say 'yes I want to stay at Wigan Athletic' or 'I wish to move and take my services elsewhere.
Martinez is one of the more popular choices to take over from Moyes, and—should he leave Wigan—a swift move to Everton could well be on the cards.
Wednesday May 22
In yet another peculiar twist, Jurgen Klinsmann also hit the headlines in connection with Everton.
The United States national team manager was heavily backed yesterday afternoon (May 21), for the Toffees' vacant managerial position, as the Daily Star reported.
Although the rumour has cooled substantially overnight, The Liverpool Echo pick up on the story today, highlighting how unlikely it would be.
Monday May 20
Marouane Fellaini is sure to be a recurring feature of these slides and he's already being linked with a move away from the Toffees—to Manchester United.
James Dickenson's piece in The Express implies the Belgian hopes to follow his manager out of Goodison Park, although there seems to be little substance in the actual quotes:
If I'm leaving Everton, I say if, it will depend on lots of factors. I only want to go to a club where the manager really wants me. In 2008, Everton did everything to convince me, especially David Moyes. He made me the player I am now.
These words are taken to be Fellaini hinting he would be keen to work under Moyes again.
The story appeared in several other outlets across the weekend, including The Mirror, where Matt Law claims the Belgian has "made no secret of the fact he would like to keep working with Moyes."
It does seem more likely Fellaini will move on this summer, but will Manchester United be his eventual destination?
Monday May 20
When a manager switches clubs, it's quite a predictable trend to see several rumours linking him to the majority of his previous squad.
That's the case in Jack Wilson's article in the Daily Star, where he predicts Moyes "swooping" in for Everton's Young Player of the Year, Ross Barkley.
Wilson concludes the article by saying it could be a triple deal, with Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini also in his sights.
Given the fact that Barkley was used so sparingly by Moyes, Evertonians may find it hard to believe he sees a role for the youngster at Old Trafford.
Sunday May 19
With David Moyes no longer the Toffees' manager, fans are already anxious for a new appointment to be introduced as quickly as possible, in order to begin planning for next season.
According to ESPN, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is "close" to making that decision, with internal candidates such as David Weir, Steven Round and Alan Stubbs potentially in the frame, along with Roberto Martinez, Neil Lennon, Malky Mackay and Gus Poyet.
It still appears a rather open race for the job. There doesn't yet seem an obvious pick, with few supporters clear on the ideal solution to replace Moyes.