It’s the last week of January and that means the winter transfer window is really starting to heat up.
Everton are one of several clubs hoping to strengthen their squad for the rest of the month after a disappointing start to the Premier League campaign.
Rafa Benitez has been sacked following poor results, which means that as well as signing new players, the Toffees are hoping to find a new face to lead the team.
talkSPORT.com brings you all the latest transfer news and gossip from the Merseyside blue half.
Frank Lampard is the man Everton want as their new manager, talkSPORT understands.
Lampard presented himself as the leading candidate after a final round of interviews in London on Friday.
The former Chelsea boss assembled a highly experienced backroom team to join him at Goodison Park and even canceled a family trip abroad to attend the interview in person.
Lampard was one of three candidates to make the final list drawn up by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri along with former Porto title winner Vitor Pereira and caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson.
Everton want to officially name Rafa Benitez’s successor this weekend in time for Monday’s transfer deadline.
Everton have held talks with Vitor Pereira over the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park.
The former Porto and Fenerbahce boss is currently out of work after being sacked by the Turkish side last month.
While some have claimed a date is close, the Liverpool Echo reports he is just one of the names on the shortlist.
Wayne Rooney has revealed he turned down an interview for the Everton job as he continued to struggle with Derby.
He said: “Everton contacted my agent and asked me to interview for the vacancy which I declined.
“I believe I’ll be a Premier League manager and I believe I’m 100 per cent ready for that, and if it’s with Everton one day in the future that would be absolutely brilliant. But I have a job here at doing in Derby County which is important work for me.
Everton could be interested in star striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
According to The Sun, West Ham United are keen on a move for the England international as they seek to strengthen their forward line.
Reports have claimed that a move for the striker could cost around £60million.
Donny Van de Beek
Everton face increased competition as they seek to agree a deal for Donny Van De Beek.
According to reports, the Toffees have been joined by Wolves and Newcastle for the Manchester United midfielder.
The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and looks like a prime candidate to move on before the end of the month.