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Everton transfer news: David Henen close to £1.5m switch

Roberto Martinez reveals deal is close for Anderlecht teenager

REVEALED: 13 Premier League clubs increase ticket prices, with Manchester City cheapest and Arsenal most costly

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Gareth Barry has made his loan spell permanent

Everton transfer news: Completed summer deals

A look at the players who have arrived at Goodison Park this summer and those who have departed

Louis van Gaal will want to spend a decent amount of time with United in pre-season

Premier League fixtures 2014/15: Louis van Gaal to begin Manchester United reign on BT Sport

Both BT Sport and Sky Sports have announced their televised matches for the first four months of the season

Everton's Gareth Barry, on loan from Manchester City

Gareth Barry 'delighted' after agreeing three-year deal with Everton

The former England international was out of contract

Ross Barkley has contributed seven goals from midfield this season

Ross Barkley to Manchester City: Champions 'considering £25m move' for England youngster

Jack Rodwell could be part of a potential deal for the 20-year-old

Romelu Lukaku is moving to Atletico Madrid on loan, according to reports in Spain

Romelu Lukaku transfer latest: Chelsea and Belgium striker set for 'loan move to Atletico Madrid'

Spanish media report Chelsea have agreed to send the striker to La Liga champions

The match-winner Enner Valencia celebrates

Enner Valencia latest: Ecuador's World Cup star linked with Spurs, Newcastle and Everton

Striker has starred in the tournament with all three of Ecuador's goals

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Premier League fixtures 2014-15: A complete guide to next season's race for the title as Manchester City prepare to defend crown

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his fabulous goal against Manchester City

Everton fixtures 2014/15: Toffees set to meet both Arsenal and Chelsea in tricky start

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Romelu Lukaku transfer: Chelsea striker 'proud' of Juventus interest but is focused on Belgium in World Cup

Chelsea striker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge

Everton transfer news: Toffees chasing Dutch pair Stefan de Vrij and Bruno Martins Indi

Roberto Martinez interest in the two Netherlands defenders

Everton have a record points tally under Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez signs new deal: Everton boss rewarded for fine season with five-year contract

Spaniard signs contract extension at Goodison Park until 2019

Samuel Eto'o of Chelsea celebrates

Everton transfer news: Samuel Eto'o a shock target for Roberto Martinez as Toffees chase former Chelsea striker

Arsenal also interested in the 33-year-old who Cameroon captain

Ross Barkley in action against Ecuador

World Cup 2014: Ross Barkley hype grows, despite Roy Hodgson's attempts to calm expectations

Midfielder's marauding runs remind Lampard of the young Rooney but England manager wants to keep the pressure off
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