Date: 11th January 2017 at 4:00pm
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The Everton fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern really are excited about the January transfer window following the big investment the club received over the course of the summer. 

Having already landed the highly-rated Ademola Lookman, the Toffees in the Tavern are hopeful Ronald Koeman can welcome many more new names to Goodison Park this month.

Still, as much optimism as some of our punters have about the first month of 2017, the fact Ronald Koeman has been publicly venting his frustration is causing concern amongst the more cynical drinkers.

Which is exactly why reports emanating out of Italy have had some of our Merseyside locals down in the dumps.

According to Gianluca Di Marziothe club have failed with a £15m offer for reported Chelsea target Franck Kessie of Serie A side Atalanta.

The Ivorian has been one of the surprise stories of the season for La Dea and has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea over the past few weeks or so following his exploits in Italy.

A 20-year-old powerhouse, he’s scored seven goals and recorded a further two assists this term and is currently on AFCON duty with the Ivory Coast.

However, it seems he will not be on his way to Everton right now after their bid was reportedly snubbed, giving our local Chelsea fans reason to cheer.

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