Everton have informed James Rodriguez and Fabian Delph that they are free to fly away summer according to reports.
Rodriguez moved to Goodison Park last summer when the Toffees were busy in the transfer market, also signing Allan, Ben Godfrey and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Colombia international impressed early in on his debut season for Everton, with six goals and nine assists, but he missed a number of matches through injury and his form waned towards the end of the campaign.
Carlo Ancelotti left the club to rejoin Real Madrid earlier this month and Rodriguez looks likely to follow him in departing Everton.
It was reported in June that Everton have financial fair play ‘concerns’ and they may have to shift some of their high earners, like Rodriguez.
And a fresh report in the Liverpool Echo has now claimed that Everton have told the former Real Madrid man and team-mate Delph that they can leave this summer.
The Liverpool Echo says:
‘James Rodriguez and Fabian Delph are among the players who have been informed they will be free to leave the club in this window, if suitable offers are made.
‘The Blues are yet to receive such proposals for either pair.
‘Everton will reinvest any funds they make from sales and hope to make room in their wage bill in order to add quality to the squad.’
Delph, who has been hampered by injury, has only played 30 matches in all competitions in his two seasons at Goodison Park, including just ten last campaign.