What The Papers Say - 21 May
A round-up of Wednesday's local and national media.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
Roberto Martinez tells Wednesday's national newspapers that Ross Barkley will not be leaving Goodison Park - even if he has a sensational World Cup campaign.
The Mirror, Guardian and Express all carry quotes from the Spaniard in which he tips the midfielder to shine in Brazil.
Barkley is also mentioned as an inspiration for England Under-17s ahead of their European Championship final tonight, with manager John Peacock highlighting the 2010 winner's recent ascension to senior level as a blueprint for others to try to follow.
The Liverpool Echo comment on James McCarthy's omission from the Republic of Ireland squad for their summer friendlies against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.
They believe it will result in a welcome break for the midfielder, who has played an astonishing 107 games in the last two seasons.