Diego Costa rejected Everton for Atletico Madrid

According to reports, Diego Costa rejected an offer to stay in the Premier League, snubbing Everton in favour of a return to his former club Atletico Madrid.

The Toffees, who have been one of the highest spenders in the recently concluded summer transfer window, had an ambitious £66m bid accepted by the Blues, but Costa felt his career would be better served in Madrid rather than on Merseyside, and rejected Ronald Koeman’s side.

Koeman also tried to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in the recently concluded window, but failed.

Everton currently have only two wins from six Premier League games, with Oumar Niasse’s double over the weekend against Bournemouth effectively saving their manager from the drop (also their first league goals in over a month)

Deulofeu to Everton- Striker returns on permanent basis

Everton have completed the signing of striker Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent basis from Barcelona. The Toffees have paid £4.3m to Barca for the services of Deulofeu, who was also on loan at Goodison Park during the 2013/14 season.

Deulofeu was also delighted with the transfer, and posted a tweet that said ” I’m back! Once a blue, always a blue!”

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Napoli enter race to sign Leighton Baines

Everton manager David Moyes faces a battle to keep talented left-back Leighton Baines after reports in The Daily Mail claim Italian side Napoli are now interested.

The 27-year-old has again been linked with a summer move away from Goodison Park but the Everton officials value the England international at around £20million, a fee that Napoli may be unwilling to pay.

In recent days, there has been renewed interest from Manchester United who were reportedly preparing a bid for Baines this summer, though chief executive David Gill insists that no approach has been made.

Baines was subject to a £12million bid from German side Bayern Munich last year though Everton managed to keep hold of him.