Romero still available for Everton

More reports claim that Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is still available, so might Everton move for the Argentine before the window closes?

This potential transfer has been bubbling along for a while now and Everton have been persistently linked with a move for the 33-year-old stopper.

However, recent stories claimed that Aston Villa had agreed a fee for the player and were close to sealing a deal for him to go to Villa Park.

Today though there are rumours that Villa have now switched their attention to Arsenal stopper Emiliano Martinez, who is likely to lose his place in the Gunners first-team when Bernd Leno comes back. So perhaps that deal is off.

The Daily Express, who are running this latest story, claim that Villa and Chelsea are the two Premier League clubs most interested. However, other reports link Chelsea with a move for the Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy, so who knows.

It’s not clear of course whether having spent close to £60 million on the three midfielders the club have brought in, there are any more signings planned or indeed any more money to make them.

And if more in-comings are planned, it’s likely the priority now will be a a right-back or a right-sided attacking player before a new keeper.

Stories continue to do the rounds that Everton are still interested in signing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha and that he wants to join the Toffees, but it’s hard to know how realistic all that is, or if a deal would be possible now.

Then the injury to Mason Holgate last weekend, meant that the Blues had to revise their plans again and consider possibly bringing in another centre-back as cover.

And so there are plenty of strong rumours circulating that the Toffees are close to completing a loan move to bring in the Chelsea central defender Fikayo Tomori, although as always we don’t know how reliable these are.

If that were to happen, Everton would have added four more players already, probably before any of the existing group of players have been sold or sent out on loan.

At least Tomori won’t cost a fee, however with that many new additions, it does make a move for Romero more unlikely, unless that is also a loan.

In an ideal world I would want a new keeper of Romero’s undoubted quality and experience. But I can’t see it happening unless the Blues can get shot of a least one or two of the current incumbent players they want out of the door.