Sean Dyche has responded to rumours of Everton’s fresh bid for Che Adams.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the Toffees boss refused to confirm ‘mythical’ talk and claimed he would only speak on transfers once they had been completed.

Dyche was left frustrated on Sunday afternoon as his team were thrashed 4-0 by Aston Villa.

Everton were hoping to build on a promising display against Fulham, but were instead slammed for a horrific performance in the Midlands.

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The club’s problems continued when Dominic Calvert-Lewin was forced off in the first half with a facial injury, with the striker joining the likes of Dwight McNeil and Jack Harrison on the sidelines.

Despite a disappointing day for Everton, fans will have been left excited by the The Telegraph‘s claims that they are nearing a deal for Adams after submitting a new £15 million bid for his signature.

Dyche was quick to be questioned on the Southampton striker, but didn’t give too much away.

Sean Dyche keeps his mouth shut on Che Adams bid

“The first bit of importance is we’ve got to operate with what we’ve got,” Dyche said.

“I don’t think there’s a magic wand, there never was, there are no shortcuts because shortcuts in football usually cost a lot of money. We’re working hard equally to construct deals that can affect us in a positive way.

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“There are fresh reports from all sorts of things. At the minute, I’m not going to talk about things that are mythical. When they’re done, I did talk about [Youssef] Chermiti coming in because that was more-or-less done. These deals, at the minute, I’m waiting for news. Any deals – that’s not about Che Adams that’s any deals. We’re in for a number of situations, whether they can come to fruition, I’m waiting for news.”

The Telegraph have reported that the Toffees are in the final stages of agreeing a fee and payment structure with Southampton, with the Scot set for a swift return to the Premier League.

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