Everton’s summer plans: Richarlison’s out, Tarkowski’s on the way and Chelsea trio Gilmour, Gallagher and Broja are loan targets – then Everton will concentrate on frees including Lingard and keeping Gordon and Calvert-Lewin
Everton are preparing for life after Richarlison and a major squad overhaul is in the works as Frank Lampard looks to prevent his side from being dragged into another relegation battle next season.
However, the Toffees’ dire financial situation will prove to be a huge stumbling block if the reported £500million takeover – led by former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon – doesn’t come to fruition.
Everton’s need to balance the books saw them sell star striker Richarlison to Tottenham in a £60million deal, with the deal confirmed by the north London club on Friday morning.
Everton are preparing for life after Richarlison, who completed his £60m to Spurs on Friday
Toffees boss Frank Lampard is now aiming to improve the squad ahead of the new season
There is still uncertainty with what exactly Everton can spend in the summer window due to their need to comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP), with free signings and loan moves on the agenda.
But while Everton supporters will be reeling from losing Richarlison, owner Farhad Moshiri will be hoping to somewhat soften the blow by announcing the signing of James Tarkowski.
Sportsmail understands Tarkowski move to Goodison Park is complete and will announce his move imminently after his contract at Burnley expired on Thursday.
James Tarkowski is on the cusp of completing his move to Goodison Park as a free agent
The defender has spent six and a half years at Burnley and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2016. He has since made 194 appearances in the top-flight but could not prevent the Clarets getting relegated last season.
Lampard has been keen to bolster Everton’s defence that shipped 66 goals in 38 league games last season.
Yerry Mina missed a total of five months of the campaign and is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract and could be sold if a suitable bid comes in for him.
Midfield duo Allan and Andre Gomes could also be allowed to leave the club this summer.
Gomes currently has two years left to run on his Everton deal while former Napoli man Allan, like Mina, is entering the final 12 months of his deal.
Yerry Mina (left) and Andre Gomes (right) could be allowed to leave the club this summer
Lampard is ready to raid former club Chelsea for Conor Gallagher (left) and Billy Gilmour
Creating space in midfield would see Lampard look to bring midfield reinforcements and a raid of former club Chelsea is on the agenda.
The Toffees boss has put Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour on his transfer wishlist while Blues forward Armando Broja being lined up to fill the void left by Richarlison.
Any move for the Chelsea trio would likely be loan moves, with Broja the most likely to leave permanently if a £30m plus bid came in for him.
Christian Eriksen, who is a free agent and is considering offers from Manchester United and Brentford, is also being considered by Everton.
Former United star Jesse Lingard is also wanted at Goodison after West Ham’s offer to bring him back to the London Stadium fell well below expectation.
Free agents Christian Eriksen (left) and Jesse Lingard (right) are also wanted by the Toffees
Lingard enjoyed a hugely productive loan spell at West Ham in the second half of the 2020-21 season as he scored nine goals in 16 Premier League appearances but is now an option for Lampard.
Sportsmail can also reveal that Dominic Calvert-Lewin has also considered his future at Goodison Park but a move away is unlikely for the striker as it stands.
Everton are desperate to keep hold of the 25-year-old, who spent large parts of last season out injured with a foot issue.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has also considered his future at Goodison Park and wants to move
Lampard’s also desperate to keep Anthony Gordon, who has plenty of attracted interest
Andrea Belotti, who is now a free agent after his contract at Torino, has also been considered as an option for next season.
Anthony Gordon is another forward Everton are reluctant to let go this summer and have already informed Spurs they have no intention of selling the youngster.
Gordon, an academy graduate, became a regular at Goodison Park last season, making 40 appearances in all competitions.
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