What The Papers Say - 11 May
More Barkley praise and transfer talk in Sunday's papers.
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The Mail on Sunday claims Everton are interested in signing Chelsea striker Demba Ba, with a £10million fee suggested.
The article says Roberto Martinez wants to add the forward to his ranks as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku who is set to return to Stamford Bridge following the completion of his season-long loan on Merseyside.
Gareth Barry’s deal at Goodison Park also comes to an end after this afternoon’s meeting with Hull City at the KC Stadium.
The Sunday People reports that Everton will have to pay Manchester City £2.5million if they want to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis.
Barry becomes a free agent this summer but it is claimed the clause was written into the agreement when the 33-year-old signed on loan from Manchester City last year.
Away from the transfer talk, there is more praise for Everton’s Young Player of the Season Ross Barkley.
In the Sunday Express, Gary Lineker, Phil Neville, Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand – members of the BBC’s punditry team for the upcoming World Cup – all state that Barkley should be included in England’s 23-man squad for the tournament.