Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho: “I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me,” said Mourinho.   Photo: Gareth Copley/PA

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez’s wife – with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager’s weight. Mourinho found time following hi(...)

Everton’s John Stones has attracted the attention of Chelsea and Manchester United. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Chelsea have had a second offer of €37 million for John Stones turned down by Everton, while Manchester United have also made known their interest in (...)

Everton continue to insist that James McCarthy is not for sale to Manchester City. Photograph: EPA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has moved quickly to quash rumours in the British media suggesting his club were poised to sign Manchester United cen(...)

Everton have confirmed the signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona. Photogrpah: PA

Everton have confirmed the signing of Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu. The 21-year-old has signed a three-year-contract, with the option of a furthe(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)

Leighton Baines will be out until pre-season after undergoing ankle surgery. Photograph: PA

Everton defender Leighton Baines has had surgery on an established ankle problem in a bid to ensure he is pain-free for the first time in three years.(...)

Darron Gibson won’t line out for Everton again this season. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is happy with Darron Gibson’s progress as he continues his recovery from injury, but the Irish midfielde(...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez. Photograph: EPA/Peter Powell

Roberto Martínez has said Everton plan to build around Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley, John Stones and James McCarthy this summer and need to strengthen(...)

James McCarthy scoring the first goal for Everton in their 3-0 win over Manchester United. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

James McCarthy has said his long-term future remains with Everton and attributed an improvement in front of goal to being “let off the leash” by Rober(...)