What The Papers Say - June 27

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Everton are linked with moves for Juventus striker Moise Kean and a pair of Ligue 1 midfielders in Thursday's media. 

The Daily Express points to claims by La Gazzetta dello Sport that Mino Raiola, Kean's agent, is keen for the 19-year-old Italian forward to move abroad, with the Blues said to be interested in bringing him to the Premier League. 

Le10 Sport, meanwhile, speculates Everton have launched a bid for Lille's £22.5m-rated midfielder Thiago Mendes - reports highlighted by the Daily Star

Foot 01, however, believes Olympique Marseille's Morgan Sanson - a target for West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers - is instead interesting the Blues. 

The Metro reports Everton, Arsenal and Manchester City are all keeping tabs on Burnley's 19-year-old winger Dwight McNeill, a story which first surfaced in the Burnley Express, while the Liverpool Echo assesses who could be the Toffees' next summer signing based on bookmakers' odds. 

The Echo also says Everton's players will make a staggered return to pre-season, with Marco Silva expected to give his international players an extended summer break. 

Finally, the Daily Mirror suggests striker Ellis Simms, a star for Everton's Under-18s side last season, will be part of Silva's pre-season plans and will not be sent out on loan despite a number of interested suitors.

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