What The Papers Say - 23 February

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Transfer speculation continues to build ahead of the summer window.

Give Me Sport reports that Everton could approach Chelsea for three players this summer.

Reporter Dean Jones claims that Frank Lampard is keeping a "close eye" on the transfer developments of Billy Gilmour, Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja.

Jones added that he would be "amazed" if at least one of the linked players doesn't join the Blues this summer.

Columbian midfielder James Rodriguez has left the door open to a potential return to Goodison Park.

Speaking on his Twitch channel, the former Blues playmaker admitted that he wished his spell on Merseyside lasted longer.

“I would have liked to have been at Everton for much longer,” he told his audience.

“It’s a spectacular club, the fans are incredible.

“But I’d come back, why not? I left everything, I always trained, worked and the Everton fanbase is very big and supports well.”

On-loan Everton forward Moise Kean, meanwhile, has been linked with a move away to several Spanish sides.

The Italy international is currently on a two-year loan at Juventus, with an obligation to buy at the end of that deal. However, Kean has been linked with a move away from the Turin side this summer.

According to TUTTOmercatoWEB, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal are all keen to sign the 21-year-old.

Kean has also been linked with a return to Paris Saint-Germain with whom he spent the 2020/21 season on loan.