Watford manager Marco Silva could hardly have been more evasive when asked on Sunday about continuing rumours that he wants to join Everton. "It is not fair to doubt commitment," he said after the 2-0 defeat of West Ham. Yet all he would commit to was "to plan the next training session."
Having taken that session this week, Silva remains manager at Vicarage Road and Watford are giving little away beyond a suggestion before the weekend that he will be held to his two-year contract, which has no break...
Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with simulation by the Football Association following a controversial penalty decision in Saturday's Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.
However, a source told ESPN FC that Everton intend to contest the FA's decision, which could result in the Premier League's first retrospective two-game ban under the new law brought in at the start of the season.
Niasse went down inside the Palace box with referee Anthony Taylor deeming the Senegal international...
Scott Dann has accused Oumar Niasse of "conning'' referee Anthony Taylor to win Everton's penalty in their 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.
The striker appeared to dive after minimal contact with Dann, and Leighton Baines' penalty brought Everton level.
Niasse went unpunished, and he also scored Everton's second equalising goal on the stroke of half-time.
He could yet face retrospective punishment over the incident, even if that will do little to ease Palace's frustration over the two dropped points.