According to L'Equipe in France, the Blues have made contact with AS Monaco about midfielder Kévin N'Doram.
The 22-year-old is seen by the French side as a key player for their future and are expected to resist attempts to lure him away.
Everton's current director of football, Steve Walsh, appears to have a specialist knowledge of Ligue 1 and the French scene and it could be him leading the inquiries for N'Doram, a defensive midfielder who is the son of former Monaco star Japhet.
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1 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:16:16
2 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:21:26
Just another Gueye/Schneiderlin/Davies etc
We need to sign attack minded players that could give us a new dimension and a bit of bloody creativity and pace
3 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:37:32
And with a new manager imminent and possibly a new director of football they are going to want to buy their own players and this guy will be another vlasic. Sat on the sidelines or loaned out. Get the director in. Get the manager in. Work out how we went to play and then buy the players please!
4 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:38:29
5 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:00:26
6 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:05:56
7 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:40:51
I think left back is the priority. Then a centre back like Evans, cheap and experienced, and then I'd hope that Silva would recruit his old mate, William Carvalho.
8 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:23:44
Pickford / New Backup
Coleman / JJK
Keane / Holgate / Browning
Evans / Funes / Gibson (u23)
Shaw / Baines / Robinson
Gana / Schneiderlin
Carvalho / Davies
Walcott / Vlasic
Siggy / Klassen / Dowell
Lookman / Henry / Bolasie
Cenk / DCL / Sandro
Not a lot of money needed there - so perhaps we could really ‘splash out and bring in a very special LCB and CB, or find a number 10 to push Siggy a bit more.
9 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:48:55
So sure, if he is good and the new manager/dof want him.
10 Posted 15/05/2018 at 23:48:21
Keane cant be first choice at CB, hes fragile, slow and seems unable to head a ball straight.
I cannot think of another more ineffective midfield than ours and Barrys departure showed how much he covered the deficiencies of Schneiderlin.
Our midfield will not be greatly enhanced by adding Carvalho who is another defensive midfielder.
I would gladly have him to replace either Gana or Schneiderlin, of course preferable Schneiderlin.
We have to buy a central midfielder with nouse and the vision to drive the team forward. De Bruyne would do if he wants a challenge but its that type of player we need. Actually Siggy could do the job if we stop with this obsessive mythical number 10 role and play him as box to box midfielder.
Tom Davies, I love the kid, his goal v City was my abiding memory of the Koeman era, but you have to ask the question of all players ‘what added value do they bring - does Tom play the killer forward pass, no, does he scores 10 goals a season, no. I hate to say it but Gerrard set the mould for expectations of local lads in midfield, measure all (on the pitch) against him. I hope he develops but as a ‘jack of all trades he could be our new Alan Harper (one for the kids).
Upfront Cenk can cut it but DCL and Sandro I fear not and we need a more experienced striker to push Cenk and be an effective alternative when tactics demand.
Having spent up last season our new manager might have to look to slim pickings from the relegated teams to replace players who will not cut it.
King from Swansea/Leicester, Shaqiri from Stoke, Mawson from Swansea, Rodriguez from WBA might all do a job.
11 Posted 16/05/2018 at 01:38:21
Were you laughing when you wrote that, Lyndon?
12 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:45:47
In: LB Left sided CB left sided CM and some pace up front
But Id ship more out than bring in. The squads too big with too many treading water.
13 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:30:40
14 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:31:26
Shore up defence with quality and pace. Add creativity, pace, strength and energy on the left and in the middle. Tosun, DCL, Rooney, Walcott all good enough to score 15+goals with enough chances.
We need to create more and generally put more balls into the box to do so.
I also think Martina could make a decent CB in a back 3, a bit like Holgate or Walker for England. He's got pace, strength, height and can tackle.
15 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:56:25
Every club needs a ballwinner. Gana's one of the best. If you're going to chop him, you'll need to find somebody else who does what he does.
16 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:04:14
Everton do have a lot triers but sometimes it's not enough and they need matchwinners that is to say players who can take the game to the opposition and make things happen.
They made some signings before and during last season who really didn't step up to the plate.
Desire and motivation was seriously lacking and that needs to be addressed big time.
17 Posted 16/05/2018 at 23:17:16
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