What The Papers Say - 17 June
Blues linked with Croatia midfielder, Italy forward and more.
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Roberto Martinez appears in today's Liverpool Echo, saying Everton helped make Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku better players during their loan spells at Goodison Park.
The Blues boss also admits he will miss having fleet-footed compatriot Deulofeu around next term with the 20-year-old expected to be a fixture in the Barcelona first team.
The same paper runs quotes from Toffees coach Duncan Ferguson, who is backing midfielder Ross Barkley to continue shining in Brazil. The 20-year-old turned in an impressive cameo against Italy on Saturday and is now preparing for England's crunch clash with Uruguay on Thursday.
The Echo also report the news Everton will travel to Thailand to play newly-promoted Premier League side Leicester City in Bangkok next month, while Everton in the Community CEO and Everton's Deputy Chief Executive Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale speaks of her pride at receiving an MBE for services to Merseyside.
In the national newspapers, Lukaku says he is focused only on the World Cup - and not on his future - as Belgium get ready to kick off their campaign against Algeria this evening.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror link Everton with a £3million move for Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, while the Daily Express claim Martinez has enquired about Alessio Cerci of Torino and Wolfsburg’s Ivan Perisic.