Frank Lampard warns his side could face ANOTHER relegation battle
Frank Lampard is worried Everton could find themselves in another relegation battle next season if they don't improve their form following Thursday's humiliating 4-0 loss.Minnesota scored three times in the first-half of their pre-season friendly and added a fourth 10 minutes from time to highlight what Lampard described as a 'very poor performance individually and collectively'.
Everton are monitoring Billy Gilmour's situation, though are unlikely to pursue a deal for Ross Barkley.
The Toffees are thought to be interested in a loan move for Gilmour, reuniting the Scottish midfielder with his former Chelsea manager - and now Everton boss - Frank Lampard.
Gilmour spent last year on loan at Norwich, making 24 appearances for the Canaries, but they finished bottom of the Premier League. © Provided by Daily Mail Frank Lampard previously worked with Billy Gilmour during his time in charge at Chelsea © Provided by Daily Mail Gilmour departed Chelsea's first team's training squad in America ahead of a likely loan move
The 21-year-old has been expected to move away from Stamford Bridge again this season as part of his development, leaving the first team training squad during Chelsea's tour of the USA ahead of a likely loan move.
Chelsea struggling to get rid of £180M-worth of flops from their squad
Thomas Tuchel could be stuck with several unwanted players for the 2022-2023 campaign as top-flight clubs are reluctant to strike a deal with Chelsea for their out of form stars.The German manager is said to be looking to offload Michy Batshuayi, Kenedy, Malang Sarr, Ross Barkley, Timo Werner and Kepa during the summer transfer window but there has been little interest in the Chelsea flops so far.
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That opportunity may come from Goodison Park. Lampard gave Gilmour his first Premier League appearance in August 2019, and he put in some memorable performances for the Blues, including their FA Cup win over Liverpool in 2020. © Provided by Daily Mail Everton are unlikely to bring former youth team player Ross Barkley back to Goodison Park
However, the blue half of Merseyside are unlikely to pursue a deal for fellow Chelsea player Barkley, despite rumours suggesting he would make a comeback.
Barkley played in the youth team for the Toffees before making 150 appearances for the senior team from 2010 to 2018, when he moved to Chelsea.
He played his 100th Chelsea game on the final day of last season, and scored the last goal of the Roman Abramovich era. However, with only one year left on his deal, Chelsea are keen to consider options about letting Barkley move on elsewhere.
However, it is thought that will not be Everton, although Aston Villa could also be interested in Barkley's services after his loan move there in the 2020-21 season. Read more
Lille's Amadou Onana is 'undergoing his medical' at Everton .
Everton are closing in on a double transfer swoop for Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gana Gueye ahead of the start of the new Premier League season. The Merseyside club have agreed a fee with Onana's current side Lille, with the French team sanctioning the 20-year-old's move, according to Sky Sports.The midfielder is now in Liverpool for a medical but it is unlikely he will be available to play Chelsea in their opening game of the new season on Saturday.Onana would have had to have been registered by 12pm on Friday in order for him to feature but no news has come out of the Everton camp.