Maybe the club asked the Echo to put up a smokescreen and deny the rumours in a bid for privacy?
This is new Everton and it seems a lot more is being done out of sight now. Brands should know what he's doing. Wonder how much press PSV got with transfer speculation when he was there?
We'll sign someone, I have no worries there. I expect most of our outgoings will be done on the last week of August though as other teams get desperate.
This season is the bedding down season. As long as I see progress in what we're doing, I'll be happy for this year. Anything is better than last.