What The Papers Say - 2 May
Gareth Barry transfer talk in Friday's papers.
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Friday’s Liverpool Echo concentrates on Everton’s final home fixture of the season against Manchester City this weekend.
The Blues lock horns with Manuel Pellegrini’s team tomorrow evening and Roberto Martinez has told the paper that his players "will not drop their standards" in their last Goodison outing for three months.
Maximum points for Everton would see rivals Liverpool regain pole position in the race to be crowned champions – but Martinez insists it would be "unacceptable" for the Toffees not to give everything they can in the 5.30pm kick-off, especially with Champions League qualification still a possibility.
The same story is covered in the Daily Mirror, where the Blues boss says Goodison Park will be the toughest venue Manchester City will have played at all season.
Gareth Barry is unavailable for selection against his parent club and the future of the on-loan midfielder is discussed in the Daily Mail.
The paper claims that along with Everton, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and French outfit Monaco are interested in signing the 33-year-old, who is available on a free transfer this summer.
Meanwhile, north of the border, the Daily Record are reporting that Everton could make close season moves for Celtic's James Forrest and Dundee United starlet Andrew Robertson.