Everton 'put every player up for sale' as Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea set to pounce

Everton manager Sean Dyche is preparing to lose key players this summer. (Image: Getty)

Everton are set to be ripe for the pickings in the summer transfer window with every single first team squad player reportedly up for sale.

The club has spent the last 12 months battling financial turmoil, with manager Sean Dyche leading them to Premier League safety despite his side being deducted eight points after being charged with two separate financial breaches.

But in order to balance the books, the Merseyside club still need to make player sales before June 30 or risk further penalties for the 2024/25 campaign.

The situation has become more perilous after majority owner Farad Mashiri failed in his bid to sell the club to 777 Partners, after the American company failed to meet the deadline for their takeover deal.

And according to The Sun, Mashiri has no taken drastic measures in order to bring in revenue. Every player is reported to be available for a transfer, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea set to be the main beneficiaries.

United have long been linked with a move for centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite, with the 21-year-old having been pivotal to his team’s survival bid last season.

His apparent £75million valuation was set to prove a stumbling block for Sir Jim Ratcliffe and co, but that figure is now likely to drop with Everton desperate to make sales.

But should Erik ten Hag remain in charge at Old Trafford next season, he is in need of a defender following the departure of Raphael Varane. The Manchester club have also previously been touted to sign Amadou Onana, with Arsenal also expressing an interest in signing the midfielder in January.

Jarrad Branthwaite has attracted interest from Manchester United. (Image: Getty)

Mikel Arteta is said to be after a replacement for Thomas Partey after another injury-plagued campaign. Like Branthwaite, the 22-year-old Senegalese international was crucial to Dyche’s side as they battled relegation, and would also command a sizeable fee.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is also set to stir the interest of a host of clubs. The England No.1 will head to Germany for Euro 2024 this summer, and is likely to be targeted by Chelsea with Robert Sanchez having failed to shine since his move to Stamford Bridge from Brighton.

The 26-year-old struggled for form and fitness, and finished the season as understudy to Djordje Petrovic. And with Pickford’s contract not due to expire until 2027, his valuation is likely to be high especially if he performs well for the Three Lions in June and July.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is also a prime candidate to be sold. The 27-year-old has just 12 months left on his current deal, and will be eligible to leave for free next summer if an extension can’t be agreed.

The striker has been reportedly offered a new contract, but is yet to agree terms. He managed just seven goals in 2023/24, but he his still rated highly by Dyche and excelled in the derby win over Liverpool in April.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1905997/everton-man-utd-arsenal-chelsea-transfers