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Bolasie skills

Everton have missed this for a fair bit this season.

Pulis on Galloway return

Brendan Galloway was back in blue last night, playing for the Under-23s - despite still being with West Brom on loan.

Tony Pulis has spoken on the situation.

We are allowing Brendan to play in three very, very important games for their 23s.


He’s an absolute pleasure to work with and we enjoy having him with us and working with him.


Of course he would have wanted to play more but he has found it very difficult in competition with Allan Nyom and Chris Brunt performing so well there. He is top lad with a great career ahead of him.

More on Coleman visit

Some more information on when the boss visited Seamus in Ireland.

Handover

Right, that’s all from me for today.

Here’s the carb-hating Kristian Walsh to keep you company.

Enjoy.

'Seamus looks strong'

Koeman visits Coleman in Ireland

Lovely picture. And a lovely view behind them, too.

Deulofeu in transfer tug of war, says Spanish report

Gerard Deulofeu
Gerard Deulofeu

Gerard Deulofeu has enjoyed a decent week.

The Spanish winger scored for Milan on Sunday and then enjoyed the birth of his daughter Sara just a day later.

In today’s edition of Spanish newspaper Sport, it is reported that Deulofeu is the subject of discussions between Milan and Barcelona.

Milan are reportedly desperate to keep Deulofeu, but have no clause to make the deal permanent in the summer.

Barcelona do have a 12m euro buy-back clause, but it is unclear whether they can activate the clause and then sell him on.

It’s going to be an interesting summer.

Why Sambou reminds Unsworth of a 'young Danny Welbeck'

He only joined the Blues last summer, but Bassala Sambou has had a tough time since moving from Coventry.

But U23s boss David Unsworth has been impressed, and he says Sambou reminds him of a young Danny Welbeck.

The rise of Koeman from the managerial ashes

An interesting look at the managerial career of Ronald Koeman. Some decent lunchtime reading.

Referee confirmed for Burnley clash

The Clatt is back.

Mark Clattenburg hasn’t quite jetted off to Saudi Arabia just yet, so he is returning to Goodison Park for Saturday’s clash with Burnley.

Mark Clattenburg shows a red card to Phil Jagielka during the match between Everton and Arsenal

To be fair to Clattenburg, he has taken charge of just two Everton games this season, both at Goodison - and two of the best wins of the season for the Blues, against Arsenal and Man City.

Davies shortlisted for Golden Boy award

Everton youngster Tom Davies has been shortlisted for Tuttosport’s prestigious Golden Boy award.

Tom Davies

The 18-year-old, who has scored two goals this season, is up against some of the best talent in Europe, including the likes of Porto’s Ruben Neves, Renato Sanches of Bayern Munich, Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Belgium wonderkid Youri Tielemans, Dortmund wideman Ousmane Dembele, Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg, Man City’s Gabriel Jesus, Marcus Rashford of Man United and Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn.

You can vote right here.

Congratulations, Geri!

He is now the proud father of little baby Sara.

Why Brendan Galloway has returned to Everton

Brendan’s back in town.

He returned to action for the U23 action last night, and he will be unable to play for Ronald Koeman’s first team this season.

Here’s the full story:

'Everton back in for Sigurdsson'

Interesting stuff from Dominic King for the Daily Mail today.

He says that Everton are to return with a big bid for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson in the summer.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Ronald Koeman is a big fan of Sigurdsson, who has scored nine goal this season, and he will likely return for the former Spurs man this summer.

He won’t come cheap, though.

What do you think? Is Sigurdsson the right sort of player that Everton should be targeting?

Bolasie off round to Rom's..

'Everton fans hate me - Barkley needs to get out of the City'

Ross Barkley really doesn’t need to take career advice from Charlie Adam.

The Stoke midfielder says that Barkley should move from Everton, saying he can ‘express himself’ elsewhere.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He (Ronald Koeman) is putting pressure on the player to sign because he knows the punters will not be happy with that.

“Everton fans hate me anyway, but for me he is 23 he needs to see what options are out there. He could have any option at the minute.

“Man United, Arsenal or Chelsea. I think he’s good enough to go there. Maybe not Tottenham because Alli is playing so well. But he has been linked there.

He needs to get out the city and go and express himself.

You’re right about one thing at least, Charlie..

On this day

U23s on the brink of league success

Everton U23s took one step closer to winning the Premier League2 last night with a resounding victory over Spurs.

Here’s Phil’s match report from the game.

Carragher's advice for Ross Barkley

Jamie Carragher has some advice for Ross Barkley after Monday morning’s events.

The ex-Liverpool defender, speaking on Sky Sports, said that Barkley must stop going out for a drink after games and avoid putting himself in the position he was in on Monday.

Everton's Ross Barkley has a shot on target during the Premier League match at Goodison

He said: “He hasn’t done anything wrong, by looking at the pictures. But you’re in a situation at the age of 23, and I always think that 22 or 23, you’re at an age where you are not a kid anymore. I always remember myself at that age.

What Ross will do is what I did after every Liverpool game - you get a good win you go out with your mates for a drink. You can’t do that. There has to be a line in the sand now, and Ross has to change.

“You can’t put yourself in that position. He may have done nothing wrong, but don’t put yourself in that position. Hopefully a good chat with the close people around you and that has to stop now.”

On this day

'Everton approach crisis point over Barkley's future'

It has been a difficult 24 hours or so for Ross Barkley.

He had one of his better games against Leicester City on Sunday, but was then told in no uncertain terms to ‘sign or be sold’ by his manager.

And to make matters worse, Barkley made headlines for all the wrong reasons when a video of him being punched in a bar in the early hours of Monday morning emerged on social media.

So what now for Barkley? Will he sign a new deal with the Blues? Could he really leave Everton?

Here’s Phil Kirkbride on a delicate situation.

He writes: “That Everton have allowed his contract situation to rumble on to a point that is, to put it mildly, alarming has been an error.

“Barkley is out of contract at the end of next season and it is clear that they have allowed the grass to grow under their feet; there remains the very real threat that this boyhood Blue will reject the offer of a new deal and leave Goodison in the summer.

“How has it come to this?

Make no mistake, we’re fast approaching crisis point in this saga and there’s a developing sense that in the middle of Barkley’s toughest period of the season (perhaps in his Everton career) the belief he would sign a new deal was taken for granted.

Good morning!

Hello there and welcome to the EFC liveblog. It’s Tuesday morning and we have a busy day ahead.

Everton’s chances of finishing sixth improved last night after Arsenal were well beaten by Crystal Palace. We will take a closer look at that later.

It was also a significant day for Ross Barkley yesterday, I’m sure you know now about what happened to him in the early hours of Monday morning, and the pressure is starting to build on the Everton midfielder to sign a new deal.

And Everton U23s are closing in on the title.

So plenty to get through.

Right. I’m off to get the kettle on, you get yourself up and we will get on with it.