What The Papers Say - 3 September

There is news about a couple of Everton’s youngsters in Sunday’s papers, along with further reaction to the summer transfer window – and early speculation about potential January business.

The Liverpool Echo reports on Blues midfielder Conor Grant suffering a head injury on his debut out on loan at Crewe, while Everton’s England Under-20 World Cup winner Kieran Dowell tells the Nottingham Post he is “loving every minute” of his time with Nottingham Forest.

The local paper also features David Unsworth talking about his new-look Everton Under-23 squad.

Ross Barkley’s future continues to be the subject of plenty of conjecture, with the Daily Star tipping the Blues Academy graduate for a new-year switch to Tottenham.

A number of publications cover Wayne Rooney’s vow that he will not return to international football, while Rooney is also quoted discussing his managerial aspirations.

Everton’s summer signing from Eupen, Henry Onyekuru, tells the Daily Record it was his “destiny” to move to Goodison Park.

The Guardian turns to Premier League supporters for the definitive say on their respective club’s summer dealing.

And there is plenty of coverage of last night’s international football, which saw Ashley Williams’ Wales overcome Austria by a single goal, but Gylfi Sigurdsson suffer defeat as Iceland went down 1-0 to Finland.

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