What The Papers Say - 2 August
A look at the Everton-related coverage in the day's papers.
Friday's newspapers continue to discuss Everton's preparations for the new season.
The Liverpool Echo carry an interview with Leon Osman, in which the midfielder states his confidence that strikers Nikica Jelavic and Arouna Kone can form a deadly partnership this campaign.
Elsewhere, in the Daily Mail, the Blues are again linked to Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair.
The Daily Express and the Guardian claim Antolin Alcaraz is set to undergo surgery on a hernia problem that could make the Paraguayan a doubt for the start of the season.
The Daily Mirror report that Manchester United have issued a written apology to the Blues for the way they recruited David Moyes as their manager.
The Independent run a story on David Weir's imminent start as a manager in the Football League, with a table showing six members of Everton's 2004/05 squad who are now in full-time coaching roles.
Meanwhile, the I feature Joey Barton's dismissal of speculation that he is keen on a move to Goodison Park.