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Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks over shock Everton move

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Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly in talks with Everton over a shock return to the Premier League.

Ibrahimovic, 38, is currently without a club, having left MLS side LA Galaxy after his contract expired in November.

It has previously been reported that he was close to agreeing a deal to rejoin Serie A side AC Milan, where he won the Scudetto in his first stint there from 2010-12. However, The Sun, and others, have reported that he could instead head to Merseyside.

It is thought that Carlo Ancelotti could be about to take over the hotseat at Everton, replacing Marco Silva who was sacked earlier in the month after a run of form that left them in the Premier League’s relegation zone. If Ancelotti does take over at Goodison Park, then it is thought that he wants Ibrahimovic to be his first signing.

Ancelotti was also thought to be interested in signing him at his previous club, Napoli. He managed Ibrahimovic for a season at Paris St-Germain in 2012-13, where he scored 35 goals as the side romped to the Ligue Un title.

It is well known that Everton need a figurehead up front to score goals – something they have lacked since Romelu Lukaku left for Manchester United more than two years ago.

It is thought Everton could offer a bigger wage packet than AC Milan could, although a return to Italy is still a big pull factor for Ibrahimovic. However, as everyone knows, Ibrahimovic does whatever he wants, so his next move cannot be predicted.

All the factz on Manchester United v Everton, including which TV channel its on

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There are three fixtures in the Premier League today, with the opener seeing Everton make the relatively short trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

United have found some form in recent weeks and will be looking to continue that today. However, Everton rediscovered their fight last time out under caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson, so this is set to be an intriguing clash.

The match kicks off at 2pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* United won this fixture 2-1 last season. However, the Toffees thumped them 4-0 in the return at Goodison Park.
* The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 10 matches in all competitions at Old Trafford.
* Meanwhile Everton have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches in the Premier League.
* United haven’t registered a clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League matches.
* Everton best Chelsea last time out, but haven’t won consecutive matches in the Premier League since April.

All the factz on Everton v Tottenham Hotspur, including which TV channel its on

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The second match in the Premier League today sees Tottenham Hotspur travel north to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

Both sides have had indifferent starts to the season, and both Marco Silva and Mauricio Pochettino are under some pressure and could use a win to relieve some of it.

The match kicks off at 4.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Spurs enjoy playing Everton – they’re unbeaten in their last 13 matches against them (7 wins) – a run stretching back to 2012.
* Everton have lost 5 of their last 6 PL matches.
* However, Spurs haven’t won any of their last 11 league matches on the road – suffering 9 defeats in that run.
* Defence is Everton’s main problem – they’ve conceded 16 so far. Before this weekends fixtures, only the bottom 3 had conceded more.
* Harry Kane loves Everton – he’s scored 2 goals against them in each of his last 4 appearances against them.

All the factz on Everton v West Ham United, including which TV channel its on

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The Premier League is back after the international break and the weekend’s fixtures kick off with Everton hosting West Ham United at Goodison Park.

The sides have had contrasting starts to the season, with West Ham flirting with the top 4 and Everton in the relegation zone. The Toffees will want to arrest the alarming slump in form, while the Hammers know they  could go third with a win.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Last season, the Hammers left Goodison with a 1-3 win. Everton gained revenge with a 0-2 win later in the season at the London Stadium.
* Everton have lost their last 4 PL matches.
* West Ham are unbeaten in 6 away from him (3 wins).
* Everton have scored just 6 goals this season – and only 1 has come after half time.
* However, West Ham have trouble keeping leads – they’ve dropped 7 points from winning positions so far this season.

Everton ready to rival Manchester United for signature of Lyon star Moussa Dembele

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Premier League strugglers Everton are considering making a bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in January, according to reports.

Everton, currently 18th in the table with just 7 points from 8 matches, are looking to bolster their forward line and believe that the 23-year-old could be the answer.

Manchester United have already been linked with a £40 million move for Dembele and it is thought the Toffees would match that.

Dembele has scored 20 goals in 37 appearances for Lyon since his £19.7 million move from Celtic last year. He also has experience in the Premier League having played for Fulham.

Everton splashed out some £25 million for Juventus striker Moise Kean in the summer but he has yet to find his feet in England. While Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been scoring, he has little back-up.

Manchester United also have problems up front. After selling Romelu Lukaku and sending Alexis Sanchez out on loan to Inter Milan in the summer, the Red Devils are light up front. This has been exacerbated by Anthony Martial’s injury and Marcus Rashford’s indifferent form.

Lyon will want to hold onto one of their stars and the lure of Champions League football – something neither Everton nor Manchester United can offer – may be enough to keep him in France.