What The Papers Say - 13 May

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The Liverpool Echo publishes quotes from evertontv's interview with Abdoulaye Doucoure following the goalless draw at Watford in midweek.

The Mali international admitted that the squad were disappointed not to secure maximum points at Vicarage Road, but believes the Blues are moving in a positive direction.

"Watford made it difficult for us, but you have to take the positive," the 29-year-old said.

"Of course, we wanted to win and create a gap between ourselves and other teams but if you can't do that, then don't lose the game and we did that.

"Seven points from the past three games is good. At the moment, I think the momentum is good and the team spirit is very good.

"We're back at Goodison next and we need to show the same mentality, with more freshness."

In transfer news, French outlet Jeunes Footeux has linked Everton with a move for Sporting Clube de Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha.

The Portugal international has made 37 appearances this season, helping the Lisbon-based side secure the league title.

According to their sources, the Toffees will face competition from Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves and Sevilla for his signature.

Palhinha, 26, is under contract until 2026.

Finally, The Telegraph claims Everton will have to fend off interest from Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur for several players this summer.

Newcastle are rumoured to be preparing a bid for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while Spurs are considering offers for Ben Godfrey, Anthony Gordon and Richarlison.