Everton submit a new 5-year contract offer to Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford, to try and secure his future. One player who looks as if he may be on his way, however, is Tomasz Radzinski, who turns down a three-year deal with the club.
The Blues confirm that a bid has been lodged with Birmingham City for Robbie Savage. Steve Bruce and the Birmingham board move swiftly to reject it and the Welshman signs a new contract at St. Andrew's days later.
In a shock move midway through the month, Trevor Birch resigns from his post as Chief Executive, just six weeks after starting his new position. However, the grey skies over Goodison are lifted when Tim Cahill joins from Millwall.
Tobias Linderoth joins FC Copenhagen for a fee of £1m, reducing the size of Everton's squad still further, but the atmosphere in the camp is given a boost with a trip to Houston, Texas as part of their pre-season preparations.
The Copa de Tejas tournament begins well for the Toffees with a 5-2 victory over Mexican champions Pachuca. James McFadden, Thomas Gravesen, Kevin Campbell, Kevin Kilbane and Nick Chadwick are on the scoresheet.