Everton Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 27

Matt CheethamCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2014

Everton Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 27

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    The January transfer window reaches its climax this week, with the deadline passing on Friday night.

    Everton have already moved for Aiden McGeady and Lacina Traore while Nikica Jelavic has left the club for Hull City.

    A growing injury crisis could still force Roberto Martinez into further transactions, although much of his attention will be on key games with Liverpool and Aston Villa.

    For the final time, 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 winter, last week's transfer gossip can be found here.

    —LAST UPDATED FRIDAY, JAN. 31—

Heitinga Joins Fulham on Loan

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    John Heitinga has joined Fulham on loan until the end of the season, as confirmed by Fulham's official website.

    Said the 30-year-old Dutchman:

    I’m really pleased to get the move completed and I’m looking forward to playing my first game. I think it’s a good move for myself and I'm looking forward to meeting my teammates. I’ve spoken already with René Meulensteen and I think it’s the right club for me.

    This is a club with a great history and I always enjoyed playing at Craven Cottage, I really like it as a stadium. It’s not one of the biggest but it’s got something special.

Fulham the Latest Club Chasing Heitinga

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    Friday, January 31

    As the Mail Online report, John Heitinga could now be on his way to Fulham.

    BREAKING: Johnny Heitinga is signing for Fulham from Everton, subject to a medical #ffc #DeadlineDay

    — MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 31, 2014

    The Dutchman has been constantly linked with a move this window, with Galatasaray, Newcastle, Roma and West Ham all linked in previous Transfer Trackers.

    Everton seem unlikely to pull off any further business unless Heitinga does indeed depart.

Jindrich Stanek on His Way?

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    Friday, January 31

    Everton will complete a deal for Jindrich Stanek, according to Timothy Abraham of The Daily Star.

    The 17-year-old goalkeeper is yet to make a first-team appearance for Sparta Prague but has regularly been on the bench.

    Stanek is thought to be one for the future and Abrahams anticipates the Toffees playing £200,000 for his signature.

An Enquiry for Lascelles

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    Wednesday, January 29

    Everton have made an official enquiry for Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles, according to The Daily Mail's Paul Collins.

    Last week, the Toffees were fined £45,000 for an unauthorised approach back in 2010. Four years on, and it seems their interest in the centre-back has remained strong.

    Collins also links Arsenal and Liverpool and claims the Gunners would be prepared to pay £3 million for Lascelles' services.

Increased Interest in Robertson

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    Wednesday, January 29

    Everton will "ramp up" their interest in Andrew Robertson, according to The Dundee Evening Telegraph's Liam Kennedy.

    Kennedy notes how Martinez has already watched the left-back this season and anticipates a bid arriving before Friday's transfer deadline.

    Robertson would help cover Bryan Oviedo's injury and Kennedy expects a fee of £1.5 million would tempt Dundee United to sell.

Official: Baines Signs on

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    Monday, January 27

    After unrelenting speculation through numerous transfer windows, Leighton Baines has signed a new contract at Everton, as revealed by the club's official website.

    Martinez reflected on the extension, saying:

    It would be an understatement to say we are delighted to secure the best footballing years of Leighton Baines at our club. It's long-term, so it's for the next four years and it's a phenomenal boost.

    It's massive and exciting for the future. Leighton has just turned 29 and brings the right measure of maturity and football knowledge in a very specialised position on the pitch, bringing an infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. 

    The four-year deal ends any question about Baines' future and provides the club with a timely boost ahead of the Merseyside derby. 

Heitinga on His Way out

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    Monday, January 27

    John Heitinga appears on the brink of a move away from Everton, as highlighted by The Express' Anthony Chapman.

    This story was taken from the weekend, but may gather pace between now and Friday.

    Chapman reveals how Galatasaray are in pole position to sign the Dutchman, with Roma also linked.

    It would be a surprise to see Heitinga remain at Everton come Friday evening. 

Ince in Talks with Swansea

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    Monday, January 27

    Tom Ince has been linked with Everton in many of these Transfer Trackers. 

    However, according to Sky Sports, the Blackpool winger now appears on the cusp of a loan move elsewhere.

    His Championship club have given him permission to talk to Swansea, with several other clubs interested in his services.

    With just six months left on his contract, Everton could still enter negotiations for a permanent deal in the summer.