Football News: Marcelo Bielsa in London for further talks with Everton over the managerial vacancy

In Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, former Leeds United manager is a favoured choice of Everton owner Farhad Moshiri.

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In Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, former Leeds United manager is a favoured choice of Everton owner Farhad Moshiri.

Sean Dyche, who has been out of work since being dismissed by Burnley in April, is the other main contender to take over at Goodison Park.

Bielsa is believed to have reservations about the composition of Everton's squad and its ability to play his trademark high-tempo style of football, as well as taking over in mid-season.

But the fact that he has flown to England to discuss the possibility further shows there is still interest on both sides.

Dyche is also in the final round of discussions.

Should Everton get someone in place before the weekend they would have a week to work with the players before they welcome Premier League leaders Arsenal next Saturday.

Marcelo Bielsa has been pictured arriving at Heathrow for talks with Everton as Farhad Moshiri continues attempts to persuade the former Leeds manager to succeed Frank Lampard.

Bielsa is the owner's first choice but has doubts over whether to accept the challenge. He is believed to have reservations over a club that has sacked six permanent managers in just under seven years and the suitability of the squad to his methods, particularly when a relegation battle leaves little room for error or time to bed in his tactics.

Moshiri hopes to convince the Argentinian to take over a team who have lost eight and drawn two of their past 10 matches. Bielsa's arrival in England, first reported by the Daily Mail, indicates a willingness to progress discussions.

Several other candidates are under consideration. Contact has been made with representatives of the former Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who would welcome the chance to relaunch his managerial career at Goodison Park.

Anthony Gordon missed another day of training on Thursday amid interest from Newcastle. The 21-year-old is believed to be keen on the move and his exit would release funds for Everton to make signings before Tuesday's deadline.

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