Royal Blue: Everton in the States, Anthony Gordon's role & Moshiri open letter

We bring you a special Transatlantic edition of the Royal Blue podcast with Adam Jones, Gavin Buckland and host Chris Beesley back on Merseyside while Everton correspondent Joe Thomas is out with the team in the USA.

Joe – the only external reporter covering the team for the duration of their tour – has been keeping a watchful eye on Frank Lampard’s squad as they prepare in Washington DC for their first pre-season friendly against fellow Premier League side Arsenal in Baltimore on Saturday night.

The panel discuss Everton’s Stateside trip so far, the latest on transfers, including the latest on Morgan Gibbs-White plus owner Farhad Moshiri’s second open letter to the fans this summer, insisting that the club is not for sale despite recent takeover talks and subsequent response from supporter group, The 27 Campaign.