What The Papers Say - 11 May

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Calciomercato report that Juventus are likely to be open to the departure of Merih Demiral if a reasonable offer is tabled. 

Everton are reportedly frontrunners for the centre-back who is highly regarded as one of the most talented young defenders in Europe. 

The Turkish player has made 14 appearances this season and would be open to a move in hope of getting more minutes. 

The Daily Mail writes that Everton are one of the teams considering a pursuit for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles. 

The 23-year-old has spent the second half of the season at West Brom where he has made 12 appearances. 

However, the Toffees will have to compete with Manchester United, Leeds United and Southampton who are all in the race for the youngster's signature. 

Meanwhile, former Manchester City player Steve Howey spoke with Transfer Tavern and claimed that Sergio Aguero would do well at Everton. 

The Argentinian striker is set to leave Pep Guardiola's side in the summer and Howey believes he still has plenty to offer in the Premier League. 

“He’s a goal machine," Howey said.

"You give him a chance and he’ll score. I don’t think he’s past it, but obviously, Pep is looking for something else.

“Somebody like Everton would be good for him. So I think given the right kind of contract and if he wants the move, then a deal can definitely be done.”