What The Papers Say - 17 June

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

England Under-21s are given plenty of column inches in Wednesday’s papers.

Most nationals assess the current crop of youngsters’ chances in the upcoming European Championships, and whether any can bridge the gap to the seniors.

The Guardian’s piece mentions Everton’s Ross Barkley having been eligible but not picked, with the paper assessing the amount of senior internationals called up for the tournament in Czech Republic.

Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse wants to follow in the footsteps of John Stones and make the senior Three Lions side according to the Times, Daily Star and Daily Mail, while the Independent mentions both Stones and Luke Garbutt in their preview.

Incoming Blues midfielder Tom Cleverley’s wedding is featured in the nationals, while the Daily Star says Hull have put a £10million price tag on Ahmed Elmohamady to ward off reported interest from Newcastle and Everton.

In the Liverpool Echo, Romelu Lukaku is featured in a piece that includes quotes from assistant manager Graeme Jones.

The same paper suggests the Blues have made tentative enquiries about Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, while there is a feature piece on former loanee Gerard Deulofeu.

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