What The Papers Say - 5 January

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

After completing moves for Vitalii Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson, Everton are one of the clubs reportedly interested in signing Omar Colley in the January transfer window.

According to a report by Italian football website Club Doria, the Sampdoria defender is willing to move to the Premier League - and he has recently changed his agent in a bid to secure a transfer.

Leeds United and Newcastle United are also said to be keen on the 29-year-old Gambia international. 

Rumours on Goal Brasil, meanwhile, suggest the Blues will compete with Aston Villa and Liverpool to bring Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Goodison Park this month.

Elsewhere, Sport Mediaset claims Inter Milan will include Matias Vecino in a transfer offer for Everton full-back Lucas Digne, while Sky Sports report the Blues will demand a fee in the region of £30million for the France left-back, with Napoli, Newcastle United, Chelsea, West Ham and an unnamed Premier League club interested.