Everton transfer roundup: Kenny to leave on loan, Gonalons linked, Mateta interest

Everton boss Marco Silva will no doubt have been disappointed to see his Toffees team miss out on Europa League football last season. In the end, his side finished three points off Wolves, who clinched seventh spot. It should be a busy summer at Goodison Park as the side look to climb further up the table, so let’s take a look at the latest speculation involving the Merseysiders…

Kenny embarks on Bundesliga adventure

The first big news in this roundup is not of a new arrival, but of a departure. Earlier today, it was revealed that defender Jonjoe Kenny will spend next season on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke 04. The German team struggled last season as they finished in 14th place, and will be hoping that the arrival of Kenny will help shore up their defence.

Gonalons to Goodison?

In terms of incomings, AS Roma’s Maxime Gonalons is on Everton’s radar according to L’Equipe. The Frenchman spent last season on loan at Sevilla but managed only 10 appearances and will therefore be sent out on a temporary basis once again. West Ham are also interested.

Mateta interest

L’Equipe are also reporting that Everton are interested in Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta. The former Lyon striker scored 14 goals in the Bundesliga last season and has attracted the attention of several clubs in Europe. The Toffees will need to beat Marseille, Monaco and others to his signature.