Sport Eliaquim Mangala has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

The Frenchman has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: New Everton signing Lacina Traore was close to joining West Ham United

Giant striker considered move to east London

Premier League dominates international transfer market

English sides paid out over $1bn in 2013

Javier Hernandez

Transfer news: Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez linked with Monaco move

French club also looking at Dani Osvaldo

Roberto Martinez feels a winter World Cup in 2022 would be very hard for players to cope with mentally

Liverpool v Everton: Roberto Martinez insists Everton can beat rivals despite financial gulf on Merseyside

Blues manager in bullish mood ahead of Tuesday night’s derby

Tom Ince

Transfer news: Premier League target Thomas Ince given green light for loan move by Blackpool

Midfielder could be on his way to Swansea

Transfer news: Manchester City reportedly lining up move for Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna

Frenchman could follow well-trodden path to Manchester

FA Cup: Leon Osman warns Everton to ignore form and be ready for Stevenage

Everton midfielder Leon Osman knows their trip to Stevenage is being viewed as a potential FA Cup upset but he believes they are professional enough to avoid a giant-killing.

Falcao set to miss World Cup finals in Brazil after damaging his knee in a French Cup match

World Cup 2014: Radamel Falcao could join growing list of major absentees at Brazil

Colombia striker set to miss finals in Brazil after damaging his knee in a French Cup match

Romelu Lukaku made the comments after the draw with West Brom

Romelu Lukaku surprised he embarrassed Everton after defending Nicolas Anelka over 'quenelle' gesture

The FA charged Nicolas Anelka yesterday and he faces a minimum five-match ban if found guilty

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: Everton on verge of completing deal for Monaco striker Lacina Traore

A work permit for the player has been granted

Ludovic Giuly trains in Chasselay ahead of Monts d’Or Azergues Foot’s French Cup last-32 tie against Monaco

Cup romance is French affair as Ludovic Giuly returns to take on mighty Monaco

Former international is back at his childhood club trying to topple the elite of Europe

Pepe Mel insists he has no plans to drop striker Nicolas Anelka for West Brom

West Brom 1 Everton 1: Pepe Mel will make decisions and has no intention of dropping striker Nicolas Anelka

The Baggies' sponsor Zoopla will end their partnership with the club at the end of the season over Anelka's controversial 'quenelle' gesture

Bacary Sagna, Dimitar Berbatov and Per Mertesacker

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger dismissed talk of Dimitar Berbatov move and hopes for new Arsenal deals for Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna

Wenger also rejects that Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler was spotted at the Gunners' training base earlier today and explains his desire to get rid of the January transfer window

Tom Ince is expected to join a Premier League club

Transfer news: Tom Ince reportedly set to gamble on Monaco move

Highly-rated youngster could be on the way to Ligue 1

Vincent Millot

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