Everton transfer news and rumours

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All the latest transfer news and speculation from Everton football club.


Johnny Heitinga, £6m

Sylvain Distin, undisclosed

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, loan

Luke Garbutt, undisclosed

Jo, loan

Shkodran Mustafi, undisclosed

Anton Peterlin, undisclosed


Joleon Lescott, undisclosed

Lars Jacobsen, free

John Ruddy, loan

Nuno Valente, released

Andy van der Meyde, released


1 September: Everton have confirmed the signing of Johnny Heitinga from Atletico Madrid for £6m.

28 August: Everton have signed defender Sylvain Distin from Portsmouth on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

26 August: Everton manager David Moyes is chasing Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin, who has handed in a transfer request at Fratton Park.

26 August: Manchester City new boy Joleon Lescott claims David Moyes' criticisms of his attitude are "inaccurate" but not something he wishes to dwell on at the moment.

25 August: Everton have confirmed the signing of Russia midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov from Lokomotiv Moscow for an undisclosed fee.

24 August: Everton manager David Moyes last night insisted that he would use money from the sale of Joleon Lescott to bring in some experienced new players before the transfer window closes.

24 August: Everton will spend some of the cash from Joleon Lescott's sale to Manchester City on Russian winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

22 August: Everton have managed to secure a work permit for Argentina midfielder Ever Banega.

21 August: Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has not given up the chase for Joleon Lescott.

20 August: Everton hope to secure a work permit for midfielder Ever Banega this week.

19 August: Everton declined to comment today on reports that Joleon Lescott failed to train with the first-team squad ahead of tomorrow's Europa League play-off with Czech side Sigma Olomouc at Goodison Park.

19 August: Everton will attend a Home Office hearing in London on Friday to try to acquire a work permit for Argentina international Ever Banega.

18 August: Everton continue to monitor Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos, with the Toffees also linked with Valencia midfielder Ever Banega, Spartak Moscow winger Vladimir Bystrov and the Middlesbrough defender Robert Huth.

12 August: Manchester City are ready to make an imminent third bid for Joleon Lescott, despite Everton manager David Moyes' decision to reject the England international defender's formal transfer request yesterday, but will not up the stakes much higher with £22m likely to be their final offer.

11 August: Everton remain hopeful of signing the Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos.

11 August: Everton have turned down a formal transfer request from defender Joleon Lescott. The 26-year-old England international has been the subject of two bids from Manchester City in recent weeks but manager David Moyes is determined not to sell.

10 August: David Moyes is concerned by his failure to significantly add to his Everton squad ahead of the 2009/10 campaign.

10 August: David Moyes has revealed that Everton turned down an offer from Turkish side Besiktas for Louis Saha over the summer.

6 August: Wantaway Everton defender Joleon Lescott is still in line to feature in tomorrow's home friendly with Malaga despite further claims he is on the brink of a move to Manchester City. There had even been speculation he would be unveiled by City at their fans' open day at Eastlands today.

5 August: Everton are close to bringing in 21-year-old American striker Cody Arnoux from Dynamo Carolina.

4 August: Everton today confirmed that they are in negotiations to sign Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos. But the Goodison Park club said that a fee has yet to be agreed for the 24-year-old Swiss international.

31 July: Everton are bracing themselves for another Manchester City bid for Joleon Lescott but insist they will not sell the England international even for £30m.

28 July: So who's in, who's out – and what will your club do next?

27 July: Leeds boss Simon Grayson has admitted that he would find it difficult to begrudge youngster Fabian Delph a move to the Barclays Premier League. The impressive 19-year-old has attracted attention from a host of top-flight clubs with Aston Villa and Everton both reportedly having bids turned down.

25 July: Port Vale striker James Lawrie has joined Everton on a week's trial.

22 July: Everton have turned their attention to Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha after failing to add Kyle Naughton to their squad.

17 July: The battle for England defender Joleon Lescott went public today when Everton formally rejected a £15m bid from Manchester City.

16 July: Everton boss David Moyes is prepared to fight to keep Joleon Lescott at Goodison Park.

15 July: Everton are confident they have won the race to sign Sheffield United full-back Kyle Naughton, who is due to meet Toffees boss David Moyes in the next 24 hours.

13 July: Everton are locked in what could soon become a three-club battle to sign Sheffield United's full-back Kyle Naughton.

8 July: Everton are eager to secure the services of Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour, a former team-mate of Marouane Fellaini.

8 July: Brazilian striker Jo is likely to be involved in Everton's first pre-season friendly at Bury on Friday. The former CSKA Moscow striker, who spent five months on loan at Goodison Park from Manchester City last season, is with the Toffees at their Scottish training camp as the final points of another loan deal are completed.

7 July: Brazilian striker Jo is with Everton at their Scottish training camp ahead of a likely loan move being agreed with Manchester City. Jo, who scored five goals in 11 games on loan at Everton last season but was cup-tied for the run to the FA Cup final, is expected to have a season-long loan to the Goodison Park club confirmed shortly.

6 July: Everton are today expected to confirm the signing of 22-year-old American midfielder Anton Peterlin. Peterlin will be manager David Moyes' first summer signing, after impressing on a 10-day trial last season, when he was able to attend the FA Cup victory over Middlesbrough.

5 July: The IoS transfer-merry go-round: a comprehensive list of players linked in the past week to your club; plus those who have signed on the dotted line.

1 July: Michael Owen expects to have a choice of either Aston Villa or Everton when his Newcastle United contract runs out today. He is very unlikely to join a Premier League struggler, with the Owen camp confident that the two clubs that finished directly behind the big four last season will make an offer.

1 July: Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia is on the move according to agent Ralph Isenegger. "We are in talks. It is a draw between Marseilles and Everton so far."