Everton manager Frank Lampard believes Saturday's goalless draw with Liverpool in their Merseyside derby was a clear sign that his team, who fought against the drop last season, are making real progress.
Everton will start the new campaign without striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The drama was present at Goodison Park as the Blues fought back from two goals behind at half-time against Crystal Palace to win the game 3-2.
Everton move three points clear of the relegation zone with 25 points from 27 games, while Newcastle are in 14th place with 31 points from 29 matches.
News of the potential appointment of Pereira, who has coached Porto, Olympiakos Piraeus, 1860 Munich and Shanghai SIPG, did not go down well with some fans.
Digne, who joined Everton from Barcelona in 2018, has not played for the Merseyside club since Dec. 1.
The Egyptian extended his lead at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts, taking his tally to 13 goals.
The injury cut short his game time, with the 23-year-old playing only a limited role with England during their run to the Euro 2020 final in July.
Everton will not sell striker Richarlison, manager Rafa Benitez said on Friday.
Bale has said he expects to discuss his future at Spanish giants Real Madrid with the team's new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti said he will demand more goals from Real Madrid’s strikers next season and promised to play thrilling, attacking football.
West Ham are three points better off than Tottenham and Everton, and Everton have a significantly inferior goal difference.
Richarlison is not consistent enough for the attacking quality that he possesses and can offer a lot more going forward, manager Carlo Ancelotti has said.
Everton's planning application for a new 52,888-capacity stadium was unanimously approved by Liverpool City Council on Tuesday.
Mourinho said Bale had reported "not feeling good" and had asked for a scan.
Aston Villa's home match against Everton on Sunday has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club.
Manchester United and Manchester City will play their rescheduled fixtures from the opening weekend of the season in January.
Both teams will have to host home games behind closed doors again after the Liverpool City Region was placed into Tier 3 of Britain’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Manchester City will return to training on Wednesday after a COVID-19 outbreak forced them to close their facilities and postpone Monday’s match at Everton.
This game is the second to be postponed due to COVID-19 this week after postponing the match between Manchester City and Everton.