Everton latest: World Cup midfielder eyed, Coleman set for new deal

Seamus Coleman for Republic of Ireland

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England crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage, leading for many fans to call for the next generation of stars to be given starts in the Euro 2016 qualifying phase. One of those players is Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, who was handed his first World Cup start against Costa Rica on Tuesday - and he thinks he can lead the next era of English football.

"I believe I can," he said. "I believe in myself and I’m confident. It’s a big disappointment being in a tournament, going out early and I’ll learn from it. But you’ve got to have these types of things to learn from them."

Back at Goodison Park, plans are underway for next season and manager Roberto Martinez could be handed a boost as speculation suggests that right back Seamus Coleman will sign a new contract to stay on Merseyside. Arsenal and Manchester United had both been linked with moves for the Irishman, and Everton are wise to try and tie the 25-year-old down to a new deal.

Finally, Martinez needs to add bodies to his squad ahead of a busy season, and one of the names linked with a move is Algeria's World Cup star Yacine Brahimi. The Granada man has impressed in Brazil this summer, and Everton could give him a big move to the Premier League this summer.

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