Ronald Koeman has admitted that he would like to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea
“I said always a warm welcome for every good player and he’s a good player,” said Koeman.
“We are still looking to bring a striker in.
“I’m really happy with the performances of Dominic [Calvert-Lewin], but he’s still young and we need more competition in front with the strikers.”
Antonio Conte was surprised at the decision from Roberto Martinez to call up Eden Hazard and has given an injury update on the winger
“I think the only player that is not fully fit is Hazard. He is improving. Today in the afternoon he is playing with the U23 but he is not fully fit.
“I’m a bit surprised about this decision [the Belgium call up].
“Yeah I was a coach for a national team with Italy and I respect the decision of the coach [Roberto Martinez].
“If Hazard isn’t ready he will not play [for Belgium], it’s why he doesn’t play with us.
“Hazard is an important player for us and if someone thinks to accelerate the process I think it’s not the right way. In this moment we must pay great attention to not make a mistake.”
N’Golo Kante has responded after Claude Makelele claimed the French international needed to become more of a leader
“I think it’s good to listen to the advice of this type of player like Makelele, I need to listen and try to give my best.
“But I cannot say I want to do what everyone wants me to do, but it’s good to listen to the advice of players like him and to the staff and manager at Chelsea.
“I want to improve and I’m doing my best to improve so I listen and try to do it. If I do it, okay, but [I try] not to put too much pressure on it.”
Former Premier League goalkeeper Neville Southall wants to see Everton go for either Diego Costa or Olivier Giroud
“I don’t think he’s totally happy with the squad yet. With Everton now in Europe and targeting the Champions League next season, he’ll be looking to bring more quality in,” Southall said.
“Going forward at the moment I see players running here, there and everywhere, but I feel there’s a need for a focal point in attack. We need a player who can hold the ball up. (Oliver) Giroud would be ideal for us, or (Diego) Costa.”