What The Papers Say - 22 July

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Football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims no offer has been made for rumoured Everton target Kalidou Koulibaly.

The 30-year-old Senegal international currently plys his trade for Serie A club Napoli.

Romano wrote on Twitter: "Napoli sources confirm there’s still no official bid from Everton or any other club for Koulibaly – despite rumours."

Sky Sports believes Demarai Gray has flown to Florida to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed move to the Club. 

The squad flew to the United States on Wednesday to compete in the 2021 Florida Cup.

The Athletic reports that Bernard is close to an exit from Goodison Park.

According to their sources, the 28-year-old is currently in talks with clubs from the United Arab Emirates over a move this summer. The winger joined the Blues in summer 2018.

The Liverpool Echo, meanwhile, suggests James Rodriguez could be allowed to leave the Club this summer should a suitable deal be made. 

The Colombian joined Everton in the summer of 2020 and flew out with the squad for the Club's trip to Florida.