A DON DEAL
Everton are favourites to sign Manchester United star Donny van de Beek.
That’s according to bookmakers Betfair, who’ve installed Rafa Benitez’s side at 13/8 to secure a deal for the talented Dutch midfielder.
The Toffees previously trailed Inter Milan for his signature, but those odds have been reversed after an interview with Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands.
He told Dutch broadcaster NOS’s Along the Line: “We had him on our list. At the beginning of the transfer window, we inquired at United, then it was impossible.
“At the end of the window, I received a call from Guido Albers, his agent, that he might be loaned out after all. But at the last minute it was cancelled; stopped again.”
Pressed on whether Everton could return in January, Brands added: “You always depend on whether a club wants to cooperate.
“It is early October, so much can still happen with injuries. United are playing on various fronts. It’s hard to say now.”