Summer window closes at 11pm
The bi-annual circus that is transfer deadline day is upon us again as Premier League clubs take the last opportunity until January to strengthen their squads. Though speculation surrounding Everton and potential last-minute moves by Roberto Martinez initially centred on central defence in the wake of Saturday's torrent of goals in the match against Chelsea, and confirmation of Shane Duffy's transfer to Blackburn, it's a move for Tom Cleverley that looks the most likely at the moment.
Everton 3 - 6 Chelsea
Everton crashed to their first
defeat of the season amid a deluge of goals at Goodison Park. 2-0 down after less than three minutes to strikes by Costa and Ivanovic, the Blues rallied and scored on the stroke of half time but fell 3-1 behind when Coleman unwittingly put past his own goalkeeper with 23 minutes to go. Goals from Naismith, Matic, Eto'o and Ramires in a hectic eight-minute spell then left the score at 5-3 to the visitors before Besic ruined his debut by sending Costa away to score an undeserved sixth.
John Stones, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines have all been named by Roy Hodgson in the England squad for the upcoming friendly against Norway and the subsequent Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel on 8th September. There have also been call-ups this week for nine Blues from the youth ranks for England's U17 through U21 levels.
Cameroon international becomes the Blues' latest signing
Everton have completed the signing of striker Samuel Eto'o on a free transfer, with the 33 year-old agreeing a two-year contract. Eto'o, who was released by Chelsea in May after continuing his phenomenal scoring record by notching nine goals in 21 appearances at Stamford Bridge, will wear the No.5 jersey and provide additional striking options to Roberto Martinez's side.