August brings an increased level of tension in and around the transfer window, as the new domestic season draws near.
With competitive fixtures just around the corner, clubs become far more determined to keep hold of marquee players and tend to raise their valuations. Selling so late in the window can be hugely detrimental, which makes negotiations a little more tricky at this stage.
On their return from the United States, Everton will be hoping to fend off any interest in their most coveted duo, Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, and possibly bring in another player themselves.
Once again, here is your weekly dose of transfer rumours and stories surrounding Everton. Be sure to check back later in the week for any further developments.
For those keeping track of all Toffees-related links over the summer, last week's transfer gossip can be found here.
—LAST UPDATE: Friday, August 9—