The start of the Premier League season was fast approaching and Everton used the month of July to partake in their pre-season tours – in Switzerland and America.
Unfortunately their return to football this campaign wasn’t too pleasing with the only game during their trip to main land Europe ending in a 1-0 defeat to FC Sion.
The friendlies in USA were a little more pleasing though with Moyes’ men securing a 2-1 win over Colorado Rapids. However they did lose 2-0 to Chicago Fire.
The entire squad travelled to America, including Tim Cahill, who made a surprise last minute decision to travel with the squad after recovering from a long-term foot injury.
However, one man who did pull out of the tour was striker, Andrew Johnson.
Everton’s former record signing opted to not travel with the squad after he made the decision to sign for Fulham.
After two years at the Blues and months of speculation linking him with a move away from the Club, Johnson, who netted 22 goals in 74 appearances during his time at Goodison, was given permission to discuss personal terms with the London club.
At the time, a Club statement read: "Everton can confirm that it has agreed an eight figure sum with Fulham for the services of Andrew Johnson. This is subject to the player agreeing personal terms and negotiating a medical."
July was certainly a month for high profile departures at Everton and away from the field, Keith Wyness announced that he had resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer and director of Everton.