What The Papers Say - 19 June
A round-up of Thursday's Everton-related media coverage.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
Former England striker Michael Owen lends his backing to Ross Barkley in the Daily Star and says England should find a starting role for the Everton man in their crucial World Cup game against Uruguay this evening.
In the Liverpool Echo, former Blues skipper Phil Neville backs Leighton Baines to show why he is the best left-back in the country by helping the Three Lions to victory.
The Echo also claim Under-21s boss Alan Stubbs is among the candidates for the vacant manager's job at Scottish side Hibernian.
And quotes from Steven Pienaar appear in the local read as the South African details his focus on staying fit to keep his place in Roberto Martinez's side next term.
On the transfer front, both Everton and Liverpool are monitoring Stephane Mbia, according to the Daily Mail.
The 28-year-old midfielder had been on loan at Sevilla last term, but is now a free agent after his contract ran out at Queens Park Rangers.