What The Papers Say - 24 August

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

There is reaction to the announcement that Wayne Rooney has retired from international football in Thursday’s newspapers.

Ronald Koeman has supported the 31-year-old’s decision, describing it as “a good one for him and a good one for Everton”.

Elsewhere, there are more transfer rumours, with Arsenal forward Lucas Perez and Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet linked with moves to Goodison Park.

And finally, Chelsea are said to be interested in Ross Barkley as they look to improve their quota of homegrown players.

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