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Everton have signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28m.

This is a massive deal for Everton, who smash their transfer record while securing one of the most sought after forwards in European football. The 21-year-old Belgian, who scored 16 goals on loan for the club last season, has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 31 - 5:58 AM

Everton have called a press conference for 7pm GMT to, in all likelihood, announce the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea on a permanent move.

Lukaku recently tweeted that it was "time to start a new chapter" as he was on a plane heading for the UK and the press conference announcement connects the dots as Everton appear to have gotten a permanent deal done. Early reports suggest a five year deal is in place.
Source: SkySports
Jul 30 - 12:08 PM

Bosnia & Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic is apparently moments away from signing with Everton as their official website has announced he is already travelling with the squad to Thailand.

The 21 year old Besic started games for Bosnia & Herzegovina in the World Cup and must have impressed Martinez enough to scoop him up. Besic is a defensive mid by trade, so the addition creates a bit of a log jam at the position. Gareth Barry signed a three year deal over the summer to make a permanent move, Darron Gibson is returning to fitness and James McCarthy was a regular in the Toffee XI last year. It is not a bad problem to have, but once Gibson is fit, Martinez will be tasked to please four players pushing for two spots.

Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland has said that a decision on Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to come within the next two weeks.

Chelsea have signed striker Diego Costa and reports have surfaced about the return of Didier Drogba, making it unlikely for them to keep the Belgian star. Jose Mourinho wants to evaluate the striker before making a final decision. Lukaku has spend the last two seasons away on loan but there are rumors Chelsea might be trying to secure a permanent move for him away from Stamford Bridge. German side Wolfsburg are reportedly ready to offer a £20 million bid and Everton, where Lukaku spent last season on loan, are also interested in his services. Lukaku will have significantly higher fantasy value at Everton than at Chelsea.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 20 - 3:29 PM

Belgium XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Mirallas, Hazard, Origi

Mirallas, who could only manage 15 minutes of pitch time after Belgium's first two group games, is making his third consecutive start while Romelu Lukaku is benched for the second time running.
Jul 5 - 10:48 AM

Everton are expected to hold further talks with midfielder Gareth Barry this week.

Barry had a terrific season on loan at Everton last season and has left Manchester City after his contract expired at the end of June, leaving him free to discuss a permanent deal. The 33-year-old has other options, but reports suggest he is keen to remain on Merseyside where his family are settled.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 2 - 4:36 AM

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne each scored as Belgium beat the United States 2-1.

Belgium were the better team, dominating possession and attacking the United States for almost the entire match. Regulation time ended 0-0 due to Tim Howard's historic 16 saves, but Belgium's attack was too potent in extra time. They went ahead 2-0 through Lukaku and de Bruyne's goals before substitute Julian Green brought the USA within one. The US continued to press but couldn't find an equalizer. Belgium face Argentina in the quarter-finals.
Source: FIFA
Jul 1 - 6:57 PM

Tim Howard put in a historic performance for the US Men's National Team in a close 2-1 loss to Belgium.

Howard had a record setting performance, recording 16 saves, the most ever in recorded World Cup history. The United States defense was poor today, allowing Belgium to take an incredible number of shots, many of which were on goal. Tim Howard was named the man of the match despite the loss. He was the best player on the pitch and deserves a lot of credit. The US team should walk away from the World Cup proudly, as they outperformed all expectations.
Source: FIFA
Jul 1 - 6:49 PM

Seamus Coleman has signed a new contract with Everton that will see him remain with the club until 2019.

There was some talk of another club swooping in to grab the Irish right back, but Coleman and Everton have made a successful marriage thus far and his attacking ability is not the easiest thing to replace at his position. Roberto Martinez recently inked a five year deal himself to stay at Goodison Park and Leighton Baines is sticking around as well so the nucleus of the club remains intact.
Jun 26 - 5:20 PM

Manchester City have supplemented their holding midfield position with the acquisition of 26-year-old Porto midfielder Fernando.

A true holding midfielder, Fernando, will combine with countryman Fernandinho to give City multiple options to shield their occasionally shaky defense. Fernando has enjoyed a successful stint in Portugal winning a number of medals including a Europa Cup and four league titles. When both are healthy he probably sits behind Fernandinho or plays with him in particularly high profile encounters where City decide to play with two holding midfielders to blunt an opponent's attack (presumably away in big Champions League clashes).
Jun 26 - 4:52 PM

The United States lost 0-1 to Germany but escape the Group of Death on goal difference thanks to Portugal's win over Ghana.

That gust of wind you may have felt just before 2pm EST was the collective breath of US fans after a nervy 90 minutes. Once again, it was up to the defense to bend but not break, and other than a superb strike from Thomas Muller, that is exactly what they did. Omar Gonzalez and Tim Howard particularly came up big to keep the Germans from busting the match wide open. The US now have the 2nd seed and await to see who will win Group H, most likely Belgium, to know their Round of 16 opponent.
Jun 26 - 2:01 PM

USA XI: Howard; Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman, Jones; Zusi, Bradley, Davis; Dempsey

Geoff Cameron and Alejandro Bedoya give way to Omar Gonzalez and Brad Davis. Cameron's poor clearance that gifted Portugal their first goal may have caused him to lose his place while Bedoya had little influence in his last start as Davis provides some experience.
Jun 26 - 11:06 AM

Everton have announced via their official Twitter that Roberto Martinez has signed a new five year contract to stay with the Toffees at least until the end of the 2018/2019 season.

Everton have their man and he is a good one, leading the Toffees to their highest point total in Premier League history in his first season, threatening a Champions League spot up until the final few weeks. He did a fine job of handling the squad's developing players, employing an effective defensive unit during tough injury times, and keeping his players happy. Everton brass will probably expect a Champions League showing at some point during his tenure but they will need to add some depth and figure out how to replace Romelu Lukaku.
Jun 12 - 5:21 PM

Romelu Lukaku admitted that he may be forced to leave Chelsea if the rumor that the club is signing Diego Costa is true.

It's well known that Jose Mourinho only likes to employ one striker in a counter-attacking style and Lukaku will probably be behind Costa on the pecking order at Chelsea. The young Belgian striker wants to start and admitted he may have to leave Chelsea to get a starting job. Lukaku is now focusing on doing well in the World Cup and will decide his future after the tournament.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 7 - 11:34 AM

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored to lead Belgium to a 2-0 victory over Sweden in a warm-up for the World Cup.

Lukaku scored a spectacular goal from long range in the first half and Hazard added another from inside the box in the second half to make it 2-0. If the two youngsters continue playing this well, Belgium will be in prime position to make it out of the group stages in this summer's World Cup. The Belgian team has a great mix of young and experienced players in all parts of the pitch that can help them win games. They also have explosive players like Hazard and Lukaku who can change the game at any moment. Expect them to do well and use them in Fantasy World Cup with confidence.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 1 - 5:29 PM


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