A report at MailOnline that echoed an Internet rumour to the same effect on Saturday claiming that the Spaniard was holding talks over a £5.2m move to Goodison Park was lent credence by mobile phone footage shared on social media of what appeared to be Sandro at the Titanic Hotel.
That was followed by a tweet from the usually reliable Times journalist, Paul Joyce, who also reported that the 21-year-old had been in Liverpool over the weekend discussing a move and was expected to make his decision on Monday.
The news comes just days after it looked like Sandro was nailed on to stay with Malaga in the hopes of joining Atletico Madrid in January when the latter club has its transfer embargo lifted.
That ban on transfers appears to have been the reason why his proposed move to Madrid has fallen through, however, and the Mail's report would indicate that the Blues are back at the head of the queue for his services.
Sandro-old has a £5m release clause in the contract he signed last year when he joined Malaga from Barcelona.
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1 Posted 11/06/2017 at 02:58:03
2 Posted 11/06/2017 at 03:37:56
If Keane, Sandro, Klaasen. Batshuayi etc come off it will be a great kick start to the Moshiri revolution.
3 Posted 11/06/2017 at 04:54:32
Nothing has really changed... woppi doo we finished 7th when 4th could have been achieved.. No wonder the lazy one wants out; even Diamond Boy is not happy.
Still, we dare to dream about turning the Red Shite over...
4 Posted 11/06/2017 at 05:13:09
I'd be surprised if Batshuayi came though. If a team like Monaco want him, we have no chance. Even as an Evertonian, I'd be on the first plane out there!!!
5 Posted 11/06/2017 at 05:26:18
6 Posted 11/06/2017 at 06:00:31
I do believe in the new owner & management, let's see how things shake out.
7 Posted 11/06/2017 at 06:48:20
8 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:05:57
9 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:10:57
10 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:16:55
Did you just win the lottery by any chance? *LOL*
11 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:34:12
He could turn out to be a quality signing and, if it doesn't work out, you'll get at least 㾶 million off someone back in Spain!!
12 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:52:30
The added bonus that Malaga is only 2 hours away is not too under estimated if he has any family ties and associations there and wants a quick visit in the future.
13 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:55:56
15 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:17:33
Add Sigurdsson, Maguire or Keane, Pickford, and the young lads from the U23s and we're set to challenge the top six. Which, unless we can get players like Sanchez, Coutinho or Van Dijk, is the best we can do next season.
That doesn't mean I don't want us to challenge for everything it just means I watched us against Arsenal in our last game and realise how much we need.
16 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:21:10
17 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:22:56
18 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:27:42
19 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:32:28
20 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:42:58
21 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:55:44
22 Posted 11/06/2017 at 10:04:39
23 Posted 11/06/2017 at 10:33:24
As for Batshuayi, Chelsea should tell him he's coming to Everton if they want Lukaku.
Sandro, Keane, Brahimi and Batshuayi in would be a decent start!
25 Posted 11/06/2017 at 11:58:37
I remember him reportedly saying to the Blue Union, "I'll be gone by the time I'm 70, my doctor won't let me continue". That's another lie for the list.
26 Posted 11/06/2017 at 12:05:55
Is anyone else worried that the Red Shite will move for Keane now they've made a boo boo with the Van Dijk fiasco? It crossed my mind the other day and someone's posted the same story on NewsNow today. Let's hope knowing that he's our first choice will be make him pick us over them.
27 Posted 11/06/2017 at 13:54:42
28 Posted 11/06/2017 at 16:12:37
He's not that good ffs. Plus, he's an absolute bell-end.
29 Posted 11/06/2017 at 16:53:34
30 Posted 11/06/2017 at 17:47:45
Dave Whelan broke his leg?
FFS why didn't he mention it before now?
31 Posted 11/06/2017 at 17:51:06
Assuming a couple of the youngsters make the breakthrough into the squad, we could be looking at a season of continued improvement with promise of more to come. New goalkeeper, plus Keane, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Sandro, Traore (if not Batshuayi), plus the lad from QPR would be a good window indeed!
32 Posted 11/06/2017 at 17:57:42
The Lukaku situation may have to be resolved first.
Hopefully some of the other rumours may be true but don't hold your breath.
33 Posted 11/06/2017 at 19:33:21
34 Posted 11/06/2017 at 20:39:52
35 Posted 11/06/2017 at 21:30:50
36 Posted 11/06/2017 at 21:40:34
37 Posted 11/06/2017 at 22:12:50
Apparently Steve Walsh was in there waiting for someone and he came in with a couple of guys.
38 Posted 11/06/2017 at 22:25:31
Video on twitter of Walsh apparently waiting for Sandro in the Titanic Hotel. Make of it what you will but that lad on his phone looks a lot like Sandro.
39 Posted 11/06/2017 at 23:25:02
40 Posted 11/06/2017 at 23:40:58
41 Posted 12/06/2017 at 00:29:26
I would love this one to happen, it would appear to represent fantastic value in today's market, and let's not forget if it weren't for the transfer ban, he would now be joining a team who have been in two Champions League finals in the last four seasons.
42 Posted 12/06/2017 at 06:22:59
43 Posted 12/06/2017 at 07:09:27
Some fans need to stop acting like Everton is some jumped up second rate plastic excuse for a football club because that is the biggest mistake and the least expensive to put right.
Look in the football columns at the daily tittle tattle and take note who gets linked with this and that player. It's predictable. Do they sign each and every possible target? Nope !
So try this strategy on for free. Everton get themselves linked with every hotshot who is highly fancied. We do it repeatedly. Our name keeps getting mentioned amongst the "chosen few". Over and over and over.
How much does this cost? Bugger all. Then, just like all the rest, who do we actually sign? We sign who we actually want. But in the process we alter the mindset, in fact we might snare one or two players that raise the eyebrows.
It's called "The Power of Positive Thinking", and we'd better get our heads around it again! Just because we abandoned it in the late eighties and became the experts at avoiding it like the plague in the previous decade doesn't mean that it doesn't exist and has no influence.
If we show no belief in us, then don't expect some big brand "Johnny Foreigner" to turn us around by signing for a club that has an apologist attitude. Time to stop tackling like Geoff Nulty and start thinking like Big Nev!
45 Posted 12/06/2017 at 08:12:17
I am not too fussed on signing Batshuayi from Chelsea as some rumours say. He is far from the potential Lukaku was and I don't want to see us raise another player for a Champions League side. Signing him will show all Lukaku's critics just how good Lukaku was for us but its all rumours at this point.
46 Posted 12/06/2017 at 08:21:26
Looks like Klaassen will be instead of Sigurdsson, maybe he represents better value. Let's see.
47 Posted 12/06/2017 at 08:29:34
48 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:04:24
49 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:06:05
50 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:06:19
Sandro would be a no-brainer, just what we need, pace and power. I would trust Walsh a lot more than I would Koeman in the transfer market.
51 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:08:58
52 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:23:57
53 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:28:50
54 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:31:25
Good, they're getting him used to sinking ships!
55 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:39:55
56 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:03:44
57 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:16:46
59 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:35:41
The Recruitment team can only do their best with what they control. If a Champions League side come in we will lose.
If we offer a club the right process and the play and agent the right fees we have no control when Arsenal or even stoke or West ham come in and ask the agent what it would take and they offer 30% more fees above the worth of the player.
However, we can have a positive attitude and then we will attract more than if we are negative.
60 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:47:37
If you are getting wet at the thought of signing Klaassen and your not a Barkley fan you need help. Barkley would score for fun in that dutch league. In fact, watch the goal where Klaassen goes around the keeper and try to tell me Barkley wouldn't be a sensation in Holland.
I have nothing against Klaassen by the way. I hope he signs and becomes a major player for us but if I see one more flog Barkley and get Klaassen shout, from fans who know nothing about Klaassen, I think i'll buy a gun.
I can't believe how many grown ups play reality Championship Manager every summer.
61 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:54:07
62 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:18:38
63 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:22:52
64 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:36:45
65 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:39:54
66 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:48:03
Paul (#60) well said. Barkley is head and shoulders better than Klaassen. Now don't get me wrong, he is a good player, but he plays in a very weak league. I would rather have Sigurdsson, and I'm not thrilled about him signing.
In saying that we might have cooled interest in him. Leicester are supposedly offering 㿊m for him.
67 Posted 12/06/2017 at 12:13:14
68 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:21:10
I'm excited about Sandro and at ٣M, he is far less a risk than the 㿊m we were quoted for Slimani last summer.
69 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:21:28
70 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:42:45
As for Davy Klaassen, I'll trust Koeman's judgement, but he's not really impressed me. The big Dane upfront, Kasper Dolberg, looks a better signing, and can bring the physicality that Sandro lacks.
71 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:43:45
As for Klaassen, I don't know much other than the fact he is the first Ajax man to captain them in a major European final for years. He doesn't look like a playmaker but an attacking midfielder who makes runs into the box to get on the end of moves. He could be the new Cahill who didn't score many screamers but was often in the right place and the right time.
Hopefully we get these two in and add a real playmaker, two centre-halves, goalie and a winger who can play on both sides and can chip in and a new dynamic left-back.
72 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:46:34
74 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:58:41
77 Posted 12/06/2017 at 14:08:51
That was his 50th game of the year. He was probably knackered.
78 Posted 12/06/2017 at 14:22:06
That's not a lie. It's an inaccurate prediction by a human being that wasn't born with a working crystal ball attached to his hands.
79 Posted 12/06/2017 at 16:22:31
"We finished 7th when 4th could have been achieved... "
Yeah, right. Can't wait to have you tell us where we could have picked up 16 more points and flown past three teams who were better than we were. News bulletin: We finished behind those three red teams because we didn't have enough talent to finish ahead of them. 4th was never a possibility. Period.
80 Posted 12/06/2017 at 16:33:20
And the rumoured Klaasen and Sigurdsson interest, or Michael Keane, certainly do not meet Beattie money requirements. Nor, for that matter, do the 25mil deals made for Bolasie and Schneiderlin in the past year. We comfortably surpassed the highest gross spend in our history during the past year, despite the hiring of a new manager, director of football, and the transition of a new owner. I'm confident that we will do the same again over the next 12 months. There are far more reasons to believe in Moshiri than to decry him, and I haven't seen an argument on here that has made me think otherwise.
Let's hope the business over the summer convinces all of us.
81 Posted 12/06/2017 at 16:49:47
Bring it on I say! :)
82 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:03:43
To add to your point regarding Mark (#3), I believe that this season Arsenal secured the the highest points total in Premier League history for a team that did not finish at least 4th. They had 3 more points than Bobby's team did when we finish 5th. The idea that we somehow fluffed a chance to make 4th is misguided, or overly simplistic.
I have read on this site that Arsenal are a shambles, Man Utd are no great shakes, and Liverpool are shit. Yet last season 75 points would have been comfortably 2nd place, 3rd the year before.
Regards Sandro, all I have to go on is YouTube. But at â‚¬6 million or so, he could be steal.
83 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:04:41
84 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:10:54
85 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:21:53
but he has potential
86 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:24:39
87 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:27:53
88 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:42:29
It's been said he wants his future sorted before the U21 Euro's, which start on Friday. He's in line to play his first game on Saturday.
I'm HOPING the fact he's taken the time out to fly to Liverpool means it's as good as sorted!
89 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:45:07
90 Posted 12/06/2017 at 18:45:36
I think it's Roberto Martinez, Bobby has clearly has been hitting the gym, getting some tattooes and is planning a sneaky comeback as a striker either that or Sandro is Martinez's secret love child. This guy looks older than the Yak does now!
91 Posted 12/06/2017 at 19:05:51
92 Posted 12/06/2017 at 19:55:56
93 Posted 12/06/2017 at 20:13:50
94 Posted 12/06/2017 at 20:21:17
95 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:21:07
He was later seen in Hope Street, talking to Jeremy Corbyn. He was holding the Jammie Dodgers.
96 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:23:06
Trust those whose job it is to bring in the talent! If you think you're better qualified then get your CV in and get it sorted. Or maybe... show some faith.
97 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:24:59
98 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:35:59
99 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:39:06
100 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:48:26
101 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:58:51
102 Posted 12/06/2017 at 22:03:34
103 Posted 12/06/2017 at 22:10:49
104 Posted 12/06/2017 at 22:24:39
105 Posted 12/06/2017 at 23:26:03
Del Boy could be a factor in Sandro coming to Everton if they did play together at Barcelona.
106 Posted 13/06/2017 at 00:18:04
107 Posted 13/06/2017 at 00:24:41
108 Posted 13/06/2017 at 00:37:22
109 Posted 13/06/2017 at 01:00:33
110 Posted 13/06/2017 at 01:06:42
For once, let's see some decisive action and real determination to push this deal over the line and have it all in place ready for him to sign on the dotted line on the day the window opens. That would put down a marker and show we really do mean business this summer.
111 Posted 13/06/2017 at 02:04:15
Same goes for Klaassen. He is a goalscorer and club captain. Most of the Ajax team had a bad night against Man Utd. You can't judge a player on one game and Koeman has been watching his progress for 3 years. He knows where the goal is, which is more than can be said for Barkley.
112 Posted 13/06/2017 at 02:15:18
115 Posted 13/06/2017 at 08:10:36
116 Posted 13/06/2017 at 08:18:05
117 Posted 13/06/2017 at 09:02:50
118 Posted 13/06/2017 at 09:09:06
The window opened on June 9th...
120 Posted 13/06/2017 at 11:13:43
122 Posted 13/06/2017 at 11:44:40
123 Posted 13/06/2017 at 11:59:12
He'd certainly be up for it every game.
124 Posted 13/06/2017 at 12:42:55
125 Posted 13/06/2017 at 13:01:11
126 Posted 13/06/2017 at 14:05:59
Why all the comparisons to the past. Let's move forward and bag this Spaniard or is he too Spanish ? Is he too short for some? Never happy some of you.
128 Posted 14/06/2017 at 14:24:23
I'd have thought if we'd been successful we'd have announced something, and you'd thing he'd have made his mind up one way or the other with the player himself allegedly wanting things settled before the end of the week.
Fingers still crossed!
129 Posted 14/06/2017 at 14:31:41
Walsh, according to Sky, is discussing three players from Inter and three from AC. Banega amongst them funnily enough!
A possible front three of Bacca, Sandro and Niang next season though, that could get me salivating!
130 Posted 14/06/2017 at 16:15:59
131 Posted 14/06/2017 at 16:32:31
As for Banega, he is past it now.
132 Posted 14/06/2017 at 17:57:18
133 Posted 14/06/2017 at 18:06:11
134 Posted 15/06/2017 at 04:57:59
As for the Italy trip, this has loan deals written all over it. Good business sense too as we use them for a VERY busy year without the ongoing financial issues if they fail and it also frees up cash for permanent signings. It's a win-win.
135 Posted 15/06/2017 at 06:32:20
We don't need to haggle over price because of the release clause, and Sandro himself seems keen to get his future sorted out before The European U21s begin tomorrow. So, you'd expect to hear something positive today?
With such a small release clause the concern is always going to be that some other club has swooped in and confused the issue. Of course it could always be something like image rights or shirt number that's holding up the deal. Not to mention his impression of Liverpool when he visited (not a slight on the City, it just may not have felt right for him).
A quick Google search indicates no news whatsoever regarding Sandro for a couple of days. Good or bad thing?
136 Posted 15/06/2017 at 06:45:13
137 Posted 15/06/2017 at 09:17:21
138 Posted 15/06/2017 at 10:19:14
Kind of feels the same to me until it isn't, until then it will be same.
139 Posted 15/06/2017 at 13:26:22
140 Posted 15/06/2017 at 14:19:29
Am I right in thinking that, although deals can be done from the 9th June, contracts and fees cannot be registered until 1st July?
141 Posted 15/06/2017 at 22:41:12
Considering Davey Moyes only had around ٤ million to spend each year, this really shows that Moshiri is the real deal.
142 Posted 16/06/2017 at 15:49:25
I say go for Andre Gray and Niang with a cheeky bid for Aguero.
Realistically we should demand two or three players from Chelsea as part of the Lukaku deal. Batshuayi, Traore and/or Tammy Abrahams would be a nice coup. I would even offer to drive the egotistical maniac there myself.
143 Posted 16/06/2017 at 23:00:10
And part-exchanges almost never happen.
144 Posted 16/06/2017 at 23:12:55
WTF about McGeady, Deulofeu, Mirallas et al they are no different but we bought them!!! :)
145 Posted 17/06/2017 at 12:43:04
I think it's easy to underestimate what a massive decision it is to leave your home country and move to another. It's very easy to take for granted with footballers, but it's a big ask.
We will need to be offering a huge contract to prise him away from home comforts.
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