As Rafa Benitez begins his first full week at Everton, destinations from around the world have been linked and more will arrive at the Blues in the coming weeks.

The transfer window has been open for just under a month and with the European Championship drawing to a close, Premier League clubs are already trying to close their deals before the start of the pre-season.

We take a look at the latest rumors from around the world and rate how likely they are …


Pedro Neto.


Marcus Bent in an exclusive interview with This is Futbol.


Former Everton striker Marcus Bent says it would be “brilliant” if the Blues made a move for the Portuguese striker.

He said: “He can play wide, he can play in the middle, he also scores goals. I think that’s the key right now, fast winger, not only can score goals, he has a good pass on him; he has a good through ball.

“He did well at Wolves. To bring him to Everton at this age would be brilliant. “

Wolves stepped up their attack with the signing of Francisco Trincao over the weekend when it was revealed that Neto will be on hiatus until at least October as he recovers from a broken kneecap.

The 21-year-old is certainly a name that would fit into Marcel Brands’ recruiting philosophy.

But it remains to be seen what his next step will be – and which clubs will be interested.

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Ben White ‘


Daily Express’


Despite reports that Everton Brighton are offering £ 50m for Ben White, it is suggested that he is ready to join Arsenal.

The Gunners are said to be confident that a deal can be struck for the defender before the start of the season.

Some reports suggested White’s head was turned briefly after Everton appointed his new manager and allegedly prepared a deal for him, but it wasn’t enough to dissuade him from wanting to play for Arsenal.

The 23-year-old is currently playing for England for international matches to prepare for the 2020 European Championship semi-finals with Denmark.

Club sources, however, told ECHO that the links to white were not true.

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James Rodriguez.


The Italian journalist Rudy Galetti.


The Italian journalist said James Rodriguez’s agent Jorge Mendes will reportedly be in Milan to hold talks with AC Milan for its clients Rodriguez and Rafael Leao.

His future at Goodison Park has been in question since Carlo Ancelotti’s departure and Benitez’s arrival following reports of past friction with the former Real Madrid manager.

The Colombian made his return to USM Finch Farm today as the Blues squad returned ahead of the new season starting at home against Southampton.

The 29-year-old was brought to Goodison by Ancelotti last September but the Italian’s sudden departure to Real Madrid immediately threw Rodriguez’s future in the air.

Sources told ECHO that Ancelotti’s departure would not automatically mean the end of James’ time at Everton after just one season, but the club’s choice of the club’s new manager would have an impact on what happened next.

Benitez and Rodriguez are said to have had a difficult relationship when the Spaniard took the lead at Real Madrid in 2015.