What The Papers Say – June 27

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

Jordan Pickford features heavily across Wednesday's newspapers. Everton goalkeeper Pickford is with England at the World Cup in Russia and tells the Daily Mail he is making 600 saves a week on the training ground in order to be ready when he is called into action for his country.

The 24-year-old has had little to do in terms of shot stopping in England's opening victories over Tunisia and Panama but is expecting a busier night when the Three Lions wrap up their Group G fixtures against Belgium on Thursday. Pickford insists in the Daily Star that England will remain "humble" despite their flying start to the tournament – but insists the Three Lions are confident of being a match for any opponents this summer.

Another Everton man in World Cup action, Gylfi Sigurdsson, was on target for Iceland against Croatia on Tuesday but the 28-year-old's assured penalty was not enough to prevent his side from slipping to a 2-1 defeat. Iceland exit the competition but Sigurdsson is quoted in FourFourTwo explaining that his country's first experience of a World Cup has represented a "wonderful journey".

The new Premier League campaign is little more than six weeks away and as such there is plenty of transfer speculation doing the rounds.

German publication Bild links Everton with a move for Borussia Dortmund's Ukraine international winger Andriy Yarmolenko.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Everton have been installed by bookmakers as joint favourites with Inter Milan to land Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, who started and finished all three of Portugal's group games in Russia, as Fernando Santos' side navigated their way to a last-16 meeting with Uruguay.

Bayer Leverkusen centre-half Aleksandar Dragovic, who played 11 matches on loan with Leicester City last term, interests the Toffees, according to the Daily Mirror.

France Football tips Everton to battle Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Lille's Mali international midfielder Yves Bissouma. The 21-year-old switched to Lille from Real Bamako in his homeland in 2016 and has played 55 matches in all competitions for the Ligue 1 club.

The Daily Express, meanwhile, suggests Everton are one of a number of Premier League clubs keen on Danny Ings after the striker announced his intention to leave Liverpool.

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