What The Papers Say - 25 May

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Quotes from Isaac Price feature in Wednesday's edition of the Liverpool Echo.

In an interview that first appeared on, the 18-year-old midfielder hailed the impact of manager Frank Lampard and thanked the Blues boss for putting faith in his abilities after being handed a Premier League debut against Arsenal at the weekend.

Price also revealed he has benefitted working from Everton icon Leighton Baines this season.

"[Leighton] really pushed me and I’ve had a lot of one-on-one conversations with him about trying to get to the top," he said. "Luckily, this year, it happened and he has been a big part of that.

"I like to press the ball a lot, he is telling me, ‘In the Premier League, you can’t always press... You can’t jump out of shape, because you concede goals’. He has worked on that a lot with me in analysis and in the media room."

Elsewhere, in the Daily Mail, Everton are linked with a trio of Premier League centre-backs.

Burnley's James Tarkowski, Wolves' Conor Coady and Chelsea's Levi Colwill are reportedly attracting interest from the Blues.

It is also claimed Lampard would like to bolster his squad with two midfielders - "one defensive, one who is box-to-box" - this summer.

In Portugal, newspaper O Jogo suggests Sporting Lisbon are set for fresh talks with Everton bosses over the future of goalkeeper Joao Virginia.

Virginia spent the 2021/22 campaign with the Primeira Liga outfit, who have qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

He made eight appearances for the club, including in a Champions League group stage match against Ajax in December.

And finally, in Italy, Il Bianconero claims Juventus are keen on making Moise Kean's loan deal a permanent one this summer, rather than waiting until 2023, as they look to raise funds for new additions during the off-season.

Kean rejoined Juve ahead of the last campaign on a two-year loan deal, with an obligation to purchase at the end of those terms.