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August 2016

McGeady secures Deepdale loan

31 August
Aiden McGeady is the second player to go out on loan today, with an agreement reached with Preston North End for the Irish international.

Everton admit defeat to Spurs over Sissoko

31 August
Everton missed out on landing Moussa Sissoko after Tottenham matched their £30m bid for the France international at the 11th hour of transfer deadline day.

Tributes for former Everton Ladies player

31 August
The club have been deeply saddened by the news that Zoe Tynan has been killed at the age of just 18.

Everton sign Valencia on loan

31 August
Everton have secured Enner Valencia on loan from West Ham with a view to signing him permanently next summer for £14.5m.

Everton complete signing of Blades prospect

31 August
Everton have agreed a fee of £1.5 million for young Sheffield United striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Tarashaj joins Eintracht Frankfurt for the season

31 August
Shani Tarashaj has joined the German side on a season-long loan with the prospect of gaining valuable experience in the Bundesliga.

Centurion Jim graces Goodison turf

30 August
A 100 year-old Everton fan has been given the opportunity to live out a lifelong dream by stepping on to the hallowed turf of Goodison Park.

Transfer Deadline Day

31 August
Everton's business was restricted to a loan deal for Enner Valencia and the capture of England U20 striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as proposed moves for Moussa Sissoko and Yacine Brahimi collapsed.

Oviedo staying put despite Sporting interest

30 August
Given the importance of his role as cover for Leighton Baines, Bryan Oviedo won't be leaving Everton on loan before the transfer deadline.

U23s begin EFL Trophy with victory at Bolton

30 August
Everton Under-23s' first involvement in the Checkatrade Trophy was at Bolton's Macron Stadium this evening where David Unsworth's young side won 2-0.

Everton baulk at Brahimi fee

31 August
Everton failed with a deadline-day attempt to sign Yacine Brahimi after FC Porto reportedly raised their demands for the Algerian to €50m.

Coleman could be fit for Ireland's opener

30 August
The Everton defender has missed the first four games of the new season with an ankle injury but resumed light training with Ireland yesterday.

Everton walk away from Gabbiadini deal

31 August
Everton's quest to land Manolo Gabbiadini is over after negotiations collapsed with less that 48 hours of the transfer window to go.

Barkley overlooked for Allardyce's first England squad

28 August
Phil Jagielka is the only Everton player named in the first England squad under Sam Allardyce, with Ross Barkley not included.

Young Blues suffer heavy defeat to Man United

28 August
Everton's Under-18s were beaten 5-1 by Manchester United Under-18s at Finch Farm yesterday.

Everton confirm sad news of fan's death after Stoke game

27 August
The club have confirmed that the 51-year-old gentleman who collapsed in the Park End stand during today's match versus Stoke City has died.

McCarthy injury may need surgery as speculation swirls over his future

27 August
The extent of the Irishman's groin injury will be assessed to see if he will have to go under the knife to correct the problem.

Koeman: We deserved the points

27 August
Ronald Koeman was pleased with Everton’s second Premier League victory but maintains that his side still have room to improve.

Robust Blues grind out important win over Stoke

27 August
Everton’s strong start to the new season under Ronald Koeman continued with a narrow, hard-fought victory over Stoke at Goodison Park.

Koeman reveals two-year horizon for his ideal Everton squad

26 August
As he and Steve Walsh battle rival clubs with European football to offer in order to land their top targets, Ronald Koeman admits that it will take a couple of seasons to get Everton where he wants them in terms of personnel.

Maturing Mirallas's new lease on life at Everton

26 August
The Belgian opens up about his hopes for the future amid the transition at Everton under what is effectively new ownership and new manager, Ronald Koeman.

Steven Schumacher – on captaining England, playing at Everton but never getting a Premier League chance  [MEDIA]

26 August
Andy Mitten spoke to a player for whom there were high hopes as a teenager coming through Everton's youth system but whose chance in the Premier League never came.

Limited number of Stoke tickets available

26 August
A limited number of tickets for Everton’s Premier League clash with Stoke City are available.

Mirallas recalled to Belgium squad by Martinez

26 August
The Everton forward has been given an opportunity to win his place back in his country's team by his former manager.

Everton vs Stoke City

26 August
The Blues look for a second successive league win that would position them nicely among the early pace-setters going into the international break

U23s roll to another victory

25 August
Everton Under-23s won for the fourth game in a row in all competitions this afternoon, hammering Leicester City U23s 4-1 away from home.

Koeman denies interest in Joe Hart

25 August
The Everton manager appears to have ruled out a move for Joe Hart, saying he has "no interest" in signing the Manchester City goalkeeper

Ledson joins Oxford United in permanent deal

25 August
The 19-year-old Academy product has left Everton for an undisclosed fee.

Blues draw Canaries again in League Cup

24 August
Everton will face Norwich City in the EFL Cup 3rd round after being paired with the Canaries in this evening's draw.

Everton quartet called up for World Cup qualifying

24 August
Ashley Williams, Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady have been included in their countries' squads for matches next month.

Meet the Team USA sports science guru transforming Everton  [MEDIA]

24 August
Chris Bascombe on Iowa-born Dr Peter Vint, the former USA Olympics chief whom the club hired "to decode the winning formula" of that country's dominance of international athletics and apply it to the Premier League.

Barkley: Captaincy a dream come true

23 August
Ross Barkley enjoyed a special night at Goodison Park this evening, taking the captain’s armband for the match against Yeovil, scoring a goal and delivering a heart-felt message to one of his mentors, Sid Benson

Everton eventually breeze past Glovers

23 August
The Blues are through to the third round of the EFL Cup on the back of a comfortable 4-0 victory over Yeovil at Goodison Park.

Everton advise early arrival for Yeovil tie

23 August
Everton officials are advising supporters to arrive as early as possible for tonight’s game against Yeovil Town (kick off 7.45pm).

Davies and Dowell feature in U23s team win over Derby

22 August
Both players were included in David Unsworth's side for this evening's Premier League 2 fixture as Harry Charsley fired the Blues to a 2-0 victory.

Everton vs Yeovil Town

22 August
The two clubs meet for the first time in a competitive match in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Galloway makes Baggies loan switch

22 August
Brendan Galloway has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan.

Mirallas impressed by Koeman's impact on win over WBA

22 August
Ronald Koeman’s decisive changes in the win at West Brom haven’t just gone down well with supporters, they were well-received in the dressing room too.

Yeovil cup game has junior focus

22 August
Everton Football Club will be hosting an evening of junior fan activities prior to kick-off for next week’s EFL Cup clash against Yeovil Town with tickets starting at just £5.

Koeman confirms Lukaku decision

20 August
The manager reiterated after the win over West Brom that Romelu Lukaku has indicated his desire to stay at Everton for at least one more season.

Koeman: Equaliser was a key moment

20 August
Ronald Koeman said he was pleased with Everton's come-from-behind win at West Brom today and cited Kevin Mirallas's goal in first-half stoppage time as a turning point in the game.

U18s fall to a second defeat

20 August
The Young Blues fell to a 3-1 defeat to reigning U18 Premier League Champions Manchester City at Finch Farm this morning.

Barry winner caps impressive Everton turnaround

20 August
Everton came from behind to win at The Hawthorns for the second season running as a decisive change in formation by Ronald Koeman paid dividends.

Koeman prepared should Lukaku leave

19 August
Ronald Koeman has answered the question of what would happen should Romelu Lukaku leave Everton this month in the only way he can – by revealing he has a back-up plan in place.

Koné rejects contract offer from Sunderland

19 August
The Lamine Koné saga took another turn today with the news that the defender has rejected new contract terms from Sunderland.

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton

19 August
Everton’s readiness for 2016-17 gets its second examination with the team’s first away game, a trip to The Hawthorns to face West Brom.

U23s win first International Cup game

18 August
Everton U23s won their first group match in this season's International Cup, beating Reading 2-1 at Southport with goals from Calum Dyson and Antony Evans.

Koeman: We will bring in what we need

18 August
Ronald Koeman says squad improvement efforts are ongoing but he remained vague on specific targets amid speculation surrounding Joe Hart.

Bolasie in line for Everton debut against WBA

18 August
Yannick Bolasie will travel with the squad to the Hawthorns but Ronald Koeman will make late decisions on Ashley Williams and Romelu Lukaku.

Everton Through & Through: Denise Barrett-Baxendale interview  [MEDIA]

18 August
Everton's deputy CEO, newest board member and the energy behind much of the success of Everton In The Community is on the cover and features in the main interview of the latest issue of fcbusiness.

Williams ramping up his fitness with Blues debut in mind

17 August
Erwin Koeman says new signing Ashley Williams has needed training after his delayed return to pre-season but he is confident he will soon be ready for action.

Sid Benson passes away

17 August
Evertonians, including a number of players still active today thanks to his talent-spotting, were saddened to learn today of the passing of Sid Benson.

Docklands land purchase could cost £20m

17 August
Everton would need to pay around £20m to buy the land earmarked as a potential site for a new stadium in the banks of the Mersey, it is being reported.

Everton launch new third kit

16 August
The club unveiled the second change strip for the 2016-17 at an event at Everton One this evening.

Garbutt joins Wigan on loan

16 August
Luke Garbutt has been given another loan assignment, this time a four-and-a-half month spell at Wigan Athletic.

Beanpole to ‘beast’: how Yannick Bolasie embarked on an upward trajectory  [MEDIA]

15 August
The Guardian's Ed Aarons charts the rise of Everton's new £25m man, signed from Crystal Palace via the non-league, Plymouth Argyle, Malta, Barnet and Bristol City.

Meeting with Farhad Moshiri  [MEDIA]

15 August
The Everton Shareholders Association provide a general report on a highly encouraging meeting between their Chairman John Blain and Farhad Moshiri last month.

Moshiri "anxious" to invest more in Everton squad

15 August
Everton's major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, has indicated that further signings are planned to strengthen the squad before the end of the transfer window.

Bolasie: This team belongs in the top six

15 August
Yannick Bolaise has spoken of his excitement to get going for Everton now that his £22.5m move from Crystal Palace is done and dusted.

U23s off to a winning start in Premier League 2

15 August
Everton's Under-23 kicked off the new Premier League 2 era with a 2-0 win against Spurs tonight thanks to second-half goals by David Henen and Matty Foulds.

Bolasie signs in at Everton

15 August
Everton have announced their fourth signing of the summer after a 5-year deal was completed for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie.

Koeman satisfied with Goodison bow

13 August
Ronald Koeman was pleased overall with his side's display in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon, saying that it was important that they held on for the point.

U18s: Newcastle Utd 1 - 0 Everton

13 August
Everton's Under-18s kicked off their 2016-17 campaign with a defeat when they lost 1-0 at Newcastle.

Bolasie edges closer to Everton switch

14 August
Yannick Bolasie's move to Goodison Park should go through this week with Sky Sports sources confirming rumours that the winger is set to have a medical today.

Koeman era starts with an encouraging draw

13 August
Everton had to be content with a point from their season-opener against Tottenham as Erik Lamela’s second-half header cancelled out Ross Barkley’s early strike.

Coleman injury hands Everton defensive headache

13 August
Everton were dealt a significant blow on the eve of the season with the news that Seamus Coleman will be missing for "several weeks".

Koeman's challenge for Barkley

13 August
Ronald Koeman has tasked Ross Barkley with showing Roy Hodgson the error in his decision not to use him at all at Euro2016 by proving his quality for Everton this season.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12 August
Everton's 2016-17 Premier League campaign kicks off with a tough assignment against last season's third place finishers at Goodison Park

Actress Ashley Williams has fun with Twitter confusion

12 August
The other Ashley Williams has taken her case of mistaken Twitter identity in humorous stride this week, engaging in Tweets with Evertonians and changing her header photo on the social network to match.

More fixture changes announced

12 August
Three of Everton's matches between now and the end of November have been moved to accommodate live coverage, including the Blues' first televised Friday night game in the Premier League.

Koné hands in a transfer request at Sunderland

12 August
Updated Everton target Lamine Koné has formally signalled his desire to leave Sunderland by submitting a written transfer request.

Koeman bemoans squad fitness as new season looms

11 August
Ronald Koeman says he has been stepping up the fitness training of his players to compensate for the extended lay-off they were given after last season.

Koeman targets striking reinforcements

11 August
Ronald Koeman has admitted that the acquisition of another forward is one of his priorities this month after he confirmed that Oumar Niasse has no future at Everton.

Everton sign Football Manager as new partner

11 August
Everton have signed an agreement with SEGA and Sports Interactive for Football Manager to become the Club's latest partner.

Koeman targeting 'three or four' more players

11 August
Ronald Koeman says that he is looking at bringing in three or four new players this month as he continues the process of reshaping his Everton team.

Lukaku and Coleman doubts and no Williams to face Spurs

11 August
Ronald Koeman says that Everton will be "strong" on Saturday despite fitness concerns over two key players and the absence of Ashley Williams.

Pardew cools talk of imminent Blues deal for Bolasie

10 August
Everton were thought to be close to unveiling Yannick Bolasie in a £20m+ deal but the Crystal Palace boss has told the press nothing is imminent.

Can Mason Holgate replace Man City's £47.5m man?  [MEDIA]

10 August
Simon Jones wonders whether Everton's other rough diamond picked up from Barnsley can take the mantle from his former Oakwell club-mate of the Blues' next big thing at centre-half.

Everton to host Yeovil in EFL Cup second round

10 August
Everton have been drawn against Yeovil Town in the second round of the English Football League Cup in this evening's draw.

Everton U23s win the Lancashire Senior Cup

10 August
David Unsworth's Under-23s finally beat Oldham Athletic in the Lancashire Senior Cup Final at Leyland tonight, but they needed 5 perfect penalties to do it.

Koné transfer in limbo

10 August
Lamine Koné’s move to Everton is not as close as it appeared yesterday after the defender returned to Sunderland amid reports the Wearside club have rejected an £18m bid.

Everton confirm capture of Williams

10 August
Everton have sealed the signing of Ashley Williams from Swansea City in a deal that is officially undisclosed but is reportedly worth £9m.

Williams set to be unveiled as latest Everton signing

9 August
Everton are expected to shortly confirm the signing of Ashley Williams after Swansea City accepted an increased bid for the Welsh international defender.

Stones joins Manchester City for £47.5m

9 August
John Stones became the world's second most expensive defender today when he completed his much-vaunted move from Everton to Manchester City.

Lancashire Senior Cup Final on Wednesday

8 August
Everton will play Oldham Athletic in the final on Wednesday 10th August.

Everton reportedly follow up Koné interest with firm bid

9 August
Everton have offered Sunderland £18m for defender Lamine Koné but no deal has yet been finalised for the Ivorian defender.

Reports: Everton and Palace agree Bolasie fee

9 August
Everton have reportedly had a big-money bid for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie accepted.

Dundalk 3 - 2 Everton XI

8 August
Everton U23s lost a close game to Dundalk at Oriel Park this evening, after goals from Callum Dyson and Nathan Holland.

Mirallas looking forward to Spurs clash

7 August
Kevin Mirallas is in upbeat mood following his busy pre-season and is hopeful of success this season under the new manager Ronald Koeman.

Koeman wants more aggression from Everton

7 August
Ronald Koeman says his players are being “too nice” and that he wants them to start getting in the opposition’s face more.

Concern eased over Lukaku injury

6 August
Romelu Lukaku required stitches to an ankle wound today, easing fears he had suffered a more serious problem in the friendly against Espanyol.

Blues thwarted by Espanyol at every turn

6 August
The final warm-up game of the pre-season programme saw Everton struggle at home to La Liga side, Espanyol, after new-boy Gueye gave away an early penalty.

Hibbert reveals hurt of cold shoulder from Everton

5 August
Tony Hibbert has spoken publicly of his surprise at the manner in which he was let go from Everton at the end of his 15-year career.

Tickets still available for Espanyol

5 August
Tickets for Everton’s final pre-season friendly will remain on sale until kick off tomorrow.

Griffiths joins Cheltenham until January

5 August
Everton U23 goalkeeper Russell Griffiths is the next player to be farmed out on loan to further his development.

U23s lift the Liverpool Senior Cup

4 August
Everton's Under-23 side won their second trophy of the summer thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Prescot Cables at Volair Park.

Besic out until the New Year

5 August
Muhamed Besic looks set to be sidelined for at least six months with the knee injury he sustained on Wednesday.

Grant gets new loan assignment

4 August
Everton U23 midfielder Conor Grant has joined Ipswich Town on a season-long loan as he continues his development.

Koeman hoping for more additions 'soon'

3 August
Ronald Koeman indicated that work on bringing new players to Everton is ongoing and he hopes to announce fresh faces "as soon as possible."

Martinez becomes new Belgium manager

3 August
Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been named as the boss of the Belgian national team, replacing Marc Wilmots who left the role after the European Championships.

Why Idrissa Gueye could become Everton’s answer to N’Golo Kante  [MEDIA]

3 August
Adam Bate analyses the stats of the Blues' new signing who was one of the few players to impress in Aston Villa's dreadful 2015-16 season.

Rooney testimonial ends goalless

3 August
Everton and Manchester United played out a tentative goalless draw for the testimonial match of England's record goalscorer.

Swansea knock back Everton bid for Williams

2 August
Ashley Williams's proposed move to Goodison Park could be scuppered by Swansea City's rejection of Everton's £10m offer for the defender.

Everton release squad numbers for 2016-17 season

2 August
After a 24-hour delay to accommodate the confirmation of Idrissa Gueye as an Everton player, the club have released the official list of squad numbers for the new season.

Everton confirm Gueye as next signing

2 August
Idrissa Gueye has been confirmed as an Everton player today after putting pen to paper on a four-year deal.

Reports: Williams set to join Everton

1 August
Ashley Williams could become an Everton player this week in a £10m deal according to multiple reports.

Why Everton's flush new owner won’t be following the stereotypical sugar daddy mould  [MEDIA]

1 August
While Everton can now walk with a strut, they can't become reckless investors. Their movements must still be guided by the imperative of sustainability.

Davies signs new five-year deal

3 August
Updated Everton have signalled their faith in up-and-coming midfielder Tom Davies by handing the teenager a five-year contract with the club.

Everton ‘busy’ working on player recruitment

1 August
Assistant manager Erwin Koeman says the club are intensifying their efforts this week to secure new signings

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