In the midst of a flurry of striker-related transfer rumors, the Liverpool Echo are reporting today that Ronald Koeman and Everton will not turn Enner Valencia’s loan from West Ham into a permanent deal. Everton are ready to pass up on the chance to sign Enner Valencia on a permanent deal. The Blues signed the 27-year-old on a season-long loan in August with the option of buying him from West Ham United in a transfer worth around £11million. But the ECHO understands that after weeks of talks, Everton are in the process of walking away from negotiations. The 27 year old Ecuadorian was fairly effective in his Everton career, mostly being used as an impact substitute or a spot starter. Valencia
Everton have placed a £50 million asking price on Ross Barkley after begrudgingly accepting that they will not be able to keep the England international, according to the Daily Mirror. The club have repeatedly attempted to extend Barkley's contract but an impasse has been reached, and the Toffees have subsequently placed a valuation on the player. Both Tottenham and Manchester United are interested in signing the 23-year-old but the fee may prove a stumbling block, with Barkley considering seeing out the final year of his deal before moving on a Bosman next summer.
A Kenyan club has a chance to play against English Premier League side Everton in July if it wins the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup tournament. The Toffees have confirmed that they will tour East Africa specifically Tanzania to play against the tourney’s champions as a jump starter of a series of their pre-season training.In this effect, they will travel to Tanzania on July 13 ahead of the fixture which could be against Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Tusker or National Super League side Nakuru AllStars. The four teams were named on Wednesday to face four others from Tanzania in knockout fixtures which start on June 5 running to June 11 with a prize money of Sh3 million in store for the eventual champions.