Michel Platini’s two million Swiss Franc payment from Fifa is the subject of criminal proceedings involving Sepp Blatter (left), with Platini’s status described by the Swiss attorney general as “in between a witness and accused person”. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/AFP photo

When, two summers ago, the magazine So Foot wished to mark its 10th anniversary, it devoted an issue to the great No 10s. Zico, Scifo, Zidane, Zola, R(...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said heavy investment makes Liverpool favourites for Sunday’s Merseyside derby. Photograph: PA

Roberto Martínez has put the pressure on Brendan Rodgers for Sunday’s Merseyside derby by claiming Liverpool’s “huge investment” makes them favourites(...)

Roberto Martinez and Jose Mourinho, look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho swore at Everton boss Roberto Martinez after being made to wait for his post-match news conference following the champi(...)

Roy Keane has confirmed Everton’s James McCarthy has taken full part in training ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar. Photograph: Inpho

James McCarthy trained fully with the Irish squad this morning in Abbbotstown where Paul McShane was the only member of Martin O’Neill’s squad to sit (...)

Everton’s English defender John Stones controls the ball during the English League Cup football match between Barnsley and Everton. Photograph: Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thu(...)

Romelu Lukaku celebrates Everton’s fifth goal during their English League Cup tie against Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AP

Barnsley 3 Everton 5 (after extra-time) John Stones started for Everton the day after submitting a transfer request but was part of a side whic(...)

 Everton defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request  at Everton. .

Chelsea will return to Everton with a fourth and final offer for John Stones potentially worth €55m after the England international submitted a formal(...)

Aleksandar Kolarov broke the deadlock at Goodison Park setting up Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Everton. Photograph: PA

Everton 0 Manchester City 2 For once it was not the usual hyperbole from Roberto Martínez when he previewed Manchester City’s arrival at Goodis(...)

Martin O’Neill seemed exasperated over the fitness of Everton’s Aiden McGeady. Photograph: Inpho

While the Jack Grealish saga rumbles on, the fitness of Martin O’Neill favourite Aiden McGeady is probably at least as pressing a concern for the man(...)

Chelsea are considering lodging a final bid of €57 million for Everton’s John Stones. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea are considering whether to lodge a final bid worth €57m for the Everton defender John Stones after seeing their third offer of the summer for (...)