What The Papers Say - 30 August
The transfer speculation continues in Friday's papers.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
There are now just three days left in the 2013 summer transfer window and the newspapers are predictably full of rumours and speculation once again this Friday morning.
The Liverpool Echo claim Everton remain in the hunt for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry - but add the Blues will only consider completing a prospective loan deal if a compromise can be reached over the England star's £125,000-a-week wages.
The paper claims elsewhere that Roberto Martinez has admitted to having preliminary talks with Wigan regarding midfielder James McCarthy, while they also believe an improved bid from Manchester United for duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini has been rejected.
The same story is also covered by various national newspapers, including the Independent, Daily Express and Daily Star, while the Daily Mail claim Fellaini has told Martinez he wishes to leave the Club.
The Times is another broadsheet to speculate a second bid has been rebuffed and they too claim that Wigan man McCarthy is on Everton's radar.
Back to the Liverpool Echo, and Martinez says he will look to find more young talents like Ross Barkley in the local area, while Gerard Deulofeu talks about his delight at scoring on his Toffees debut. To watch a video of Deulofeu discussing his Blues bow, click here.
Finally, the Daily Mirror suggested David Weir was about to tempt another former Blue, Jose Baxter, to Sheffield United, a deal that was completed late on Thursday before the paper went to print.