Seamus Coleman was congratulated by the new manager in his first press conference, but a potential right-back successor continues to be linked with a move to Merseyside with Max Aarons and Denzel Dumfries linked.
The Premier League is now just under a month away as the Blues kick off their campaign against Southampton, but who are the bookies who are inclined to be an Everton player when the transfer window closes?
SkyBet has the latest transfer odds – accurate at the time of writing – and that makes for an interesting read.
However, it is important to take most of it with a pinch of salt. The players listed below are the names Everton is apparently “most likely” to sign this summer …
Denzel Dumfries 8/11
The Blues are the favorites to sign the full-back of PSV after his main role in Euro 2020 of the Netherlands despite their elimination in the round of 16 by the Czech Republic.
Technical director John de Jong recently insisted there were no concrete offers yet for the 25-year-old.
He said: “They know what we want, and we have given these players the space to start talking to interested clubs. If they have an agreement, the club in question will report back to us.
“For the moment, we have not received any concrete offers.
“But that can, of course, change very quickly. If they haven’t come to an agreement yet, then Donyell [Malen] and Denzel will report back to us on July 18th. But the chance that they both go is, of course, very high. “
Allan Saint-Maximin 1/1
The Newcastle star has been linked with a move to Everton which would see the Spain manager plunder his former club.
Other reports suggest that a decision by the Frenchman could be triggered by Real Madrid’s reported interest in Richarlison, with some claims even going so far as to say that Carlo Ancelotti was in contact with the striker.
The Mirror reported the Blues could be forced to pay £ 50million for the 24-year-old – while SkyBet have Everton as favorites to sign him at parties.
Kalidou Koulibaly 4/1
Reports in Italy today suggested the Blues have filed a £ 35million offer for the Napoli defender as they seek to bolster their defensive ranks.
There has been no confirmation that progress has been made on this front, but the Senegal international has already worked under Benitez during his time in Napoli.
Everton would be “the favorites” to sign him according to SkyBet odds, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich both trailing by 6/1 and 8/1 respectively.
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Pedro Neto 6/1
Tottenham are currently named as ‘favorites’ to sign Pedro Neto as Nuno Espirito Santo consider a meeting with the Portuguese striker.
The 21-year-old is currently out until October as he recovers from a fractured kneecap (kneecap) that prematurely ended his season with the Wolves.
Everton are said to be admirers of the forward, but with Espirito Santo choosing north London over Merseyside, the pendulum may have tipped in Spurs’ favor.
Max Aarons 8/1
Recent reports have said the Norwich full-back is one of Everton’s top priorities this summer.
90min said the 21-year-old was a primary target for the Blues, alongside Dumfries, with the defender winning the league last season priced at £ 25million.
Spurs and Manchester United are in the driver’s seat in the race for his signing, though SkyBet’s chances are good with Everton’s fourth seed at 8/1.
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