What The Papers Say – July 12

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Kieran Dowell is broadly featured in Friday’s publications. The Everton midfielder has completed a season-long move to Derby County and joined his new teammates for a training camp in Florida.

Dowell was promoted from the Championship with Sheffield United last season and explained: “With this manager and this club… the success they nearly had over the past couple of years… they are in a good position to push again and get promoted this season. That’s what I want to do here.”

Derby boss Phillip Cocu, meanwhile, is quoted describing 21-year-old Dowell as “an exciting young player with a lot of potential”.

Sky Italia has refuted speculation Juventus forward Moise Kean could be included in any deal to take sought-after Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to the Turin club – the outlet claiming Everton remain a potential destination for Italy international Kean.

The Daily Mail says Paris Saint-Germain are poised to launch a £27million bid for Everton’s 29-year-old midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.

It is also suggested in the Mail that Everton are in “advanced talks” to sell forward Ademola Lookman to RB Leipzig in Germany. The article, though, claims Crystal Palace will try to hijack Leipzig’s move for a player who spent the second half of 2017/18 on loan with the Bundesliga club.

In the Liverpool Echo, it is noted the six international players who reported back for pre-season this week were all included in the Everton party that travelled to Switzerland on Thursday for friendly fixtures with FC Sion and Monaco.

The same paper features an article on a report by socio-economic consultants RealWorth, which claims Everton’s new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, in tandem with the Club’s Goodison Park legacy project, could potentially generate social benefits “worth around £793.4m over a ten-year period”.

The Hull Daily Mail reckons Hull City have fought off competition from Derby to land Everton Under-23 forward Josh Bowler on a season-long loan. Similarly, the Teesside Gazette says Middlesbrough’s interest in Bowler has been scuppered by Hull’s move for the player.

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