What the papers say about premier league today
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Monday’s Daily Mirror features an article on Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright “ringing dozens of self-isolating elderly fans for a chat”.
Kenwright is said in the piece to be “leading the effort” on the Everton Blue Family campaign’s bid to maintain contact with the Club’s vulnerable, isolated and at-risk supporters.
Tommy Lea, 83, received a call from Everton’s Chairman and said: “Bill rang me and we spoke for almost an hour – the first Everton game I went to was in 1946, so I said to him that he’s only a spring chicken.
“He invited me into the directors’ box when the Everton games start again…and I told him I’ll be ready to take him up on that! It was a great chat and I really appreciated his call.”
The Liverpool Echo reports the story of Everton striker Moise Kean making a Mother’s Day call to Jayne O’Toole, a Goodison Park season-ticket holder and mother of two who is in remission from cancer.
“Jayne, we know you are going through a difficult moment, so I want to wish you all the best,” said Kean, who also promised Everton shirts for Ms. O’Toole’s children.
“Be strong. Everything is going to be okay, just keep going and I wish you all the best. A good Mother’s Day to you.”
The42 in Ireland, meanwhile, reports on a fabulous gesture from Seamus Coleman.
The paper says Everton captain Coleman “has made a €20,000 donation to Feed the Heroes”, which is raising funds to feed frontline workers in Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic.
The president of Santos has told Calciomercato in Italy that Everton want the Brazilian club’s winger Yeferson Soteldo.
“All the big teams in Brazil have asked me [about him], Premier League teams like Everton want him, and we have many requests from Spain,” said Jose Carlos Peres.
Venezuela international Soteldo transferred to Santos from Chilean team Huachipato in January last year.
Website Sportal claims Carlo Ancelotti wants to reunite with Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva.
Everton boss Ancelotti originally took Silva to AC Milan in 2009 before prising the Brazil international centre-half to the French capital three years later to be part of PSG’s first title-winning campaign in 19 years.
Another player linked with Everton is striker Ciro Immobile.
Italy international Immobile is the current frontrunner for European football’s Golden Shoe and has hit 27 Serie A goals in 26 games for championship contenders Lazio this term.
And 90min reckons Ancelotti has “identified Immobile as the man to fire Everton towards European football in the coming years”.
Finally, the Liverpool Echo contains an article on Everton’s likely next course of action regarding Bramley-Moore Dock after the public consultation on the Blues’ planning application for their proposed new home closed on Friday.