What The Papers Say - 10 May
Barry transfer talk and Barkley backed for World Cup impact.
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Saturday’s issue of the Liverpool Echo reports that Everton are trying to persuade Gareth Barry to turn down a move to the MLS and sign a permanent deal at Goodison Park.
The midfielder, who has spent the 2013/14 season on loan with the Blues, is out of contract at parent club Manchester City this summer.
Everton can cement a fifth place finish in the Premier League with a draw or victory over Hull City on Sunday afternoon. Roberto Martinez has told the Daily Express, Daily Mirror and Daily Star that he is confident he can build on an excellent first year at Goodison Park by guiding the Toffees into the Champions League next season.
Elsewhere, former England internationals Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher, writing in their respective columns in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail, insist that Ross Barkley must be included in England’s 23-man World Cup squad when it is announced by Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson on Monday.
And in the Guardian, former Everton frontman Gary Lineker has told the paper that he hopes to see 19-year-old John Stones’ name in the squad for Brazil.