Football FanCast has gathered some of the latest transfer rumours concerning the potential incomings and outgoings we could see at Everton this winter whilst noting the key deals of their summer window.

Who did Everton sign this summer?


It has been a tricky summer for the Toffees to navigate following what was a seriously underwhelming campaign for them in the league last year.

However, the higher-ups have shown some ambition in the transfer market and given Sean Dyche some funds to bolster his squad ahead of what could be yet another season in which the Merseysiders fight tooth and nail to stave off a drop to the Championship come May.

The club has seemingly focused on bringing in some more firepower to the team, with the singings of Beto, Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti and Jack Harrison all sure to help the side with scoring more goals across the campaign.

Interestingly, Dyche also turned to the incredibly experienced - and former England international - Ashley Young to come in and help his squad push on this year. Whilst the 38 year old has come in on a free, his know-how and invaluable experience should be a real boon to the rest of the team.

While there's still a long way to go for the Toffees, they can at least take pride in what has turned out to be a rather successful summer transfer window.







Youssef Chermiti

Sporting CP


Arnaut Danjuma



Ashley Young

Aston Villa


Jack Harrison

Leeds United


Who did Everton sell this summer?


After just about surviving their second consecutive relegation scrap last season, it shouldn't have come as a massive surprise that several players at the club would end up leaving over the summer months.

Moise Kean was their most expensive sale. The 23-year-old opted to re-join Serie A giants Juventus in a deal said to be worth around £25m.

One of last season's key performers, Alex Iwobi, left in favour of a move to fellow Premier League outfit Fulham. The cottagers outlaid £22m for the Nigerian's signature.

Ellis Simms and Niels Nkounkou also departed, with the former moving to Coventry City for £5m and the latter to Saint-Etienne for around £1.5m.

The likes of Yerry Mina, Tom Davies and Asmir Begovic all left the club on frees, whereas Mason Holgate joined the recently relegated Southampton on loan for the season.




Alex Iwobi



Moise Kean



Ellis Simms

Coventry City


Niels Nkounkou



Yerry Mina



Tom Davies

Sheffield United


Asmir Begovic



Mason Holgate



Andros Townsend



Who could Everton sign in January?


Dylan Sloan - Larne: According to Football Insider, Everton are among several clubs interested in the young Northern Irish midfielder Dylan Sloan.

Sloan has impressed several high-profile clubs with his performances over the last 12 months, staring in Larne's European qualifiers and making regular appearances for Northern Ireland's under-19 side.

Were Everton to go ahead with this signing, it would obviously be one for the future, but he has looked impressive, Larne and already has 50 senior club appearances to his name.

The most significant barrier to the Toffees completing this deal would likely be the other interested parties, as the report also names Leicester City and Stoke City as being interested in the player.

That said, the club should be able to use their status as a Premier League side to win over the player should he be forced into a decision.

Nothing has been said about a potential fee, but it is unlikely to be too significant given the league Larne play in.

Assan Ouedraogo - FC Schalke 04: According to Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, Everton are among a number of clubs interested in Schalke youngster Assan Ouedraogo.

The journalist explained that the 17-year-old midfielder has a €20m (£17m) release clause that can only be activated by clubs outside of Germany from next summer.

As the player's price is relatively reasonable given the current market, the most significant barrier to completing this deal for Everton is the number and size of the other interested clubs.

Plettenberg has reported that Liverpool, Brighton, AC Milan and Bayern Munich are all interested, with the last two clubs increasingly so.

It will undoubtedly be a tough deal to get done, but given his reputation in Germany, it would represent a real coup for the club.

Willian Pancho - Eintracht Frankfurt: According to TeamTalk, a trio of English clubs, including Everton, are currently 'tracking' the Eintracht Frankfurt star Willian Pancho after he burst onto the scene with Belgian side Royal Antwerp last season.

The 22-year-old moved to Germany in the summer and has continued to put in the impressive performances that first caught the attention of the Bundesliga side. Unfortunately for them, these performances are precisely the reason that the three Premier League sides are now circling above.

The two major stumbling blocks to this deal being completed are the fact that the youngster signed a five-year deal with Frankfurt in March, making any deal likely to cost an arm and a leg, and the other problem is, the interest from West Ham United and Crystal Palace.

TeamTalk has reported that Palace's interest in the defender is down to the fear that they could lose Marc Guehi this season, which, if they did, would give them a massive financial advantage over the Toffees.

It looks like this could be a complex deal to get done, but it could be one worth the hassle.


Wesley - Corinthians: Everton have submitted a £6.9m bid for the Brazilian forward, as reported by Diário de Torcedor.

The left-winger is enjoying a breakthrough season at Corinthians and has featured in 16 league matches, scoring one goal.

Given the pretty sizeable reported bid, Everton scouts have clearly been impressed by his displays, and a move to the Premier League for the youngster could materialise this winter.

Brazil's Série A season concludes in December, meaning any forthcoming January departure wouldn't interfere with his side's campaign, thus making a sale more appealing.

Wesley has operated across the forward line, evincing his versatility - a trait that is becoming increasingly popular in today's game.

Can Uzun - FC Nuremberg: According to Bild, Everton have opened talks with second-tier German outfit Nuremberg over a potential move for 17-year-old Can Uzun.

Everton scouts have been put on red alert after the Turkey youth international's blistering start to the campaign, with Uzun netting seven goals in 10 outings.

The report notes that Nuremberg are awaiting a formal approach, which would suggest they are open to sanctioning a move for their prized asset.

However, the Toffees aren't alone in their pursuit, as Benfica are also said to be interested in signing the talented forward, who turns 18 next month.

It remains to be seen how much the German club will demand for Uzun come January, but the Merseysiders may be forced into outlaying a sizeable sum of money given their current predicament in the league, as they sit worryingly above the relegation zone in 16th.


Maximilian Beier - Hoffenheim: German football publication Fussball Transfers has reported that Everton have 'set their sights' on Hoffenheim's exciting youngster Maximilian Beier as a target for the January transfer window.

The report also names Liverpool and Brentford as the Toffees likely rivals when it comes to signing the promising forward.

The 20-year-old made his first steps into senior football with Hoffenheim in the 2019/2020 season, but it was a two-year loan spell with Bundesliga 2 side Hannover that really helped him develop as he scored ten goals and provided three assists for the side in 50 league starts.

Despite making the step-up to the Bundesliga this season, he has actually improved his scoring rate and has found the back of the net five times in as many starts for his side.

In terms of price, the dynamic forward wouldn't cost all that much, as according to the report, he has a release clause in his contract worth €20m (£17m), which, with the proposed takeover, feels like a perfectly attainable price for the Toffees, even if this could be something of a gamble.

Kalvin Phillips - Manchester City: According to the i, Everton are among several clubs that could sign Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips on loan in January should he opt to leave the club.

The publication has revealed that the former Leeds United star has seemingly decided about his future after watching Pep Guardiola opt to play 18-year-old Rico Lewis in midfield for their crunch match against Arsenal on the weekend over him.

The same thing happened in the midweek Champions League fixture, and it appears that Phillips has now reached his limit as he wants to be playing again.

The publication revealed that the Toffees considered signing the England international on loan in the summer but could not do so for financial reasons, but now that 777 Partners look likely to complete a takeover, the deal 'could potentially be revisited.'

The Merseysiders will likely face stiff competition, though, with the publication mentioning Bayern Munich, West Ham United, Newcastle United, and Liverpool as the other interested parties.

Adam Wharton - Blackburn Rovers: A report from the Sunderland Echo has linked Blackburn Rovers youngster Adam Wharton to Premier League rivals Newcastle United this week, but it has also revealed that among other sides such as Crystal Palace, it is, in fact, Everton's interest in the youngster that is the 'most prevalent' of any team.

It has also revealed that the Toffees 'had bids for Wharton turned down' towards the end of the summer transfer window.

The 19-year-old midfielder is a product of the Blackburn youth system and made his first steps into senior football last season. So far, he has amassed 33 senior appearances for Rovers, scored two goals and provided three assists, per WhoScored.

There is little in the way of information on how much he might cost Everton were they to sign him, but considering his contract at Blackburn doesn't run out until June 2027, he would likely cost a decent amount.


Harry Maguire - Manchester United: Reports from Spain have claimed that Everton are looking to sign former Manchester United captain and England international Harry Maguire in the coming January transfer window.

A fee shouldn't be too much of a stumbling block for either side in this deal, as United already accepted a £30m offer from West Ham in the summer. With the likelihood of limited game time over the next few months and another three months coming off his contract, any deal with Everton would likely come in below that £30m figure.

While his last couple of years at United have been nothing short of a disaster, there is clearly still a good player there, and were he given the opportunity to start anew at Goodison, he could rediscover the form that earned him his move to Old Trafford in the first place.

Adnan Januzaj - Sevilla: Another report from Spain has revealed that the Toffees are interested in bringing former United wonderkid Adnan Januzaj to Merseyside this winter.

The 28-year-old spent part of last season on loan with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, but after scoring just two goals in 11 games, Sevilla are happy to cut their losses.

The report claims that if Everton make a suitable offer for the Belgian, the La Liga side would eagerly accept it, though it does not specify what would be considered suitable.

While he was once one of the most sought-after players in England, it remains to be seen whether he would be a smart addition to an Everton team that will likely be battling it out towards the bottom of the league again this season.

Wilfried Gnonto - Leeds United: Liverpool World has reported that Everton will continue their pursuit of Leeds United's highly-rated youngster Wilfried Gnonto in the January transfer window.

The Toffees spent much of the latter stages of the summer window trying to sort a deal to sign the young Italian, but could not get a deal over the line in time.

The fee that would reportedly be enough to get the deal done is around £25m; however, transfer insider Ben Jacobs has told GiveMeSport that he does not think Leeds will sanction a move in the summer, saying:

"My sense of the situation is that it's blown over, and that Gnonto respects Leeds' position and that nothing will be sanctioned mid-season.

"And then, obviously, by the summer, it will all simply depend on whether Leeds go up or stay in the Championship."

We'll have to keep our eye on this one, then.

Who could leave Everton in January?


Jordan Pickford: According to 90min, Everton's talismanic goalkeeper and firm fan favourite Jordan Pickford has courted the interest of fellow Premier League outfit Chelsea.

The report reveals that while the Blues have been scouting several keepers in the last month or so, including Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale and Athletic Bilbao's Unai Simon, Pickford remains high on their list of potential shot-stoppers to replace the underwhelming Davidson Sanchez.

Losing a player like Pickford would be devastating for Sean Dyche's side, but it does seem like any deal would cost the West Londoners an arm and a leg as the Toffees' number one signed a new contract earlier this year that ties him to the club until summer 2027.

We reckon that Everton fans can rest easy on this one, but you never quite know, do you?

How could Everton line up in January?


How would the rumoured signings above impact Everton? Would they sit on the bench or come straight into the starting XI?

It seems that Boateng remains a longshot for the moment, although you would expect someone of his stature and experience would be immediately installed to the starting lineup. The German would surely not be keen on moving only to become a regular substitute.

On the other hand, were Januzaj to sign for the Toffees, he would undoubtedly be a new face for the bench, for as good as he was in the past, he hasn't shown any real quality in the last few years of his career.

However, Gnonto and Maguire stand a greater chance of making it into Everton's XI. Gnonto is still young, relatively inexperienced and raw, but he has shown enough in his short Premier League career that he could be a regular starter for a top-half team, and if you are not going to start him, what's the point in spending £25m on him?

While lacking much in the way of game time in recent months, Maguire is still a solid defender. While he may not be of the quality required to take United beyond where they currently find themselves, he would surely be a great addition to Everton's backline and help them avoid - or survive - a third successive relegation fight.

Uzun and Wesley would surely be eased into first-team action given their respective ages, but if Dyche needs to call upon added attacking creativity, he could turn to the promising duo. Indeed, The Toffees have been pretty goal-shy this term thus far and could certainly do with more attacking endeavour in the final third.

Potential Everton XI (4-4-1-1) - Pickford; Young, Branthwaite, Maguire, Patterson; McNeil, Onana, Gueye, Gnonto; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin