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Everton Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 1

Matt CheethamCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2016

Everton Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 1

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    Now that Roberto Martinez is officially in the Everton hot seat, activity around the club is sure to intensify over the next few weeks.

    Rumblings of Leighton Baines' potential switch to Manchester United and Marouane Fellaini's possible move to Arsenal have been heard since the end of the season, along with talk of a number of Wigan players supposedly following Martinez to the Toffees.

    With the transfer window now open, it will be easier to gauge the Toffees' stance on such matters, with preseason friendlies and regular managerial interviews on the horizon.

    Once again, here is your weekly dose of transfer rumours and stories surrounding Everton. As usual, be sure to check back later in the week for further developments.

    For those keeping track of all Toffees-related links over the summer, the first month of postseason rumours can be found here and the last two individual weeks of transfer gossip are here and here


    —LAST UPDATE: Friday, July 5—

Everton Battling Spurs for Deulofeu

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    Friday July 5

    According to the Daily Mail, Everton and Tottenham are both looking to acquire the services of Barcelona's Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long loan.

    The Spanish youngster is one of Europe's most talented teenagers having impressed for Barcelona B and Spain Under-20s over the past 12 months.

    Everton will be hoping a better guarantee of first-team football could lure him in their direction.

Official: Martinez Appoints His Backroom Staff

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    Thursday July 4

    After the departure of several Everton coaches at the start of the week the onus has been on Roberto Martinez to appoint his own backroom staff.

    Today he's done just that, as confirmed by the Toffees' official website.

    With him he brings Graeme Jones as assistant coach, Inaki Bergara as goalkeeping coach, Kevin Reeves as chief scout and Richard Evans as head of performance.

    All four men have worked with him at both Swansea and Wigan and will no doubt help him acclimatise to his new surroundings.

Official: Luke Garbutt Signs on

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    Wednesday July 3

    England Under-20 international, Luke Garbutt, has signed a new two-year deal at the club, as was confirmed by Everton's official website.

    Garbutt made his debut for the Toffees in the League Cup last season but is behind Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo in the race for the left-back berth.

    He may now be sent out on loan to further his game and get more of a taste of first-team football.

Junior Malanda an Option?

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    Wednesday July 3

    A new name for Evertonians to explore is Belgium Under-21 international, Junior Malanda.

    Sky Sports describe how the defensive midfielder has reportedly skipped training with his club, Zulte Waregem, amid growing speculation of a move to England.

    Arsenal and Fulham are two other clubs supposedly casting an eye over him. 

Kone and Alcaraz Expected to Join

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    Tuesday July 2

    Arouna Kone and Antolin Alcaraz have both been expected to join Everton as soon as the transfer window opens and the Liverpool Echo expect both players to sign for the Toffees shortly.

    Wigan's Chairman, Dave Whelan, who is often heard revealing club insight to the press, has declared he also expects Kone to join Everton. The Express record his quotes as follows:

    Three clubs have made offers for Kone, Everton is one, as he had a clause in his contract that he could go if someone paid £5m. I think he will go to Everton.

Official: Round, Lumsden and Woods Follow Moyes

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    The trio of coaches will link up with David Moyes at Manchester United and continue on as part of his coaching staff.

    Round has been Everton's assistant manager since 2008, Lumsden has been a first-team coach since 2002, when he followed Moyes to Goodison Park, and Woods has been goalkeeping coach with the Toffees since 1998.

    Roberto Martinez is now expected to appoint his own back-room team in the coming days.

Honda Attracting Interest

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    Monday July 1

    Elsewhere, it's been a case of potential targets being linked elsewhere.

    Keisuke Honda has been a name frequently associated with the Toffees this summer, but following rumours of major interest from AC Milan, talkSPORT reveal Barcelona are another side monitoring his situation.

    Such interest from financial heavyweights may well dash any chance of Everton landing the Japanese ace.

Redmond Poised for Norwich

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    Monday 1 July

    Rumours in last week's Daily Mirror suggesting Nathan Redmond was keen on a move to Everton seem to have been wide of the mark, as the Birmingham man now appears close to a move to Norwich.

    The Birmingham Mail describe how a £3.2 million deal is close to completion and make no mention of any Everton interest. 

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