Wayne Rooney has been named by Ronald Koeman in a 25-man Everton squad which headed to Tanzania on Tuesday night.
The squad departed Liverpool Airport for Dar es Salaam with new signing Rooney perhaps set to play in his first game back on Thursday in a friendly.
Fellow new arrivals Davy Klaassen and Michael Keane are also part of the travelling squad, along with all five of the Blues’ Under-20 World Cup winners.
Ross Barkley has not travelled owing to a groin injury for which he is receiving treatment, nor have Ramiro Funes Mori , who is recovering from a knee injury sustained last season, and Joel Robles .
Jordan Pickford , Mason Holgate and Sandro Ramirez all participated in the Under-21 European Championship and will return later this month.
Everton face Kenyan champions Gor Mahia on Thursday evening (5pm local time, 5pm EAT
Squad: Maarten Stekelenburg , Mateusz Hewelt ,
Chris Renshaw , Tom Davies , Phil Jagielka ,
Ashley Williams, Callum Connolly , Jonjoe Kenny , Michael Keane , Muhamed Besic ,
Leighton Baines , Morgan Schneiderlin , James McCarthy, Davy Klaassen , Gareth Barry , Idrissa Gana Gueye , Joe Williams, Kieran Dowell , Kevin Mirallas, Wayne Rooney, Aaron Lennon , Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman ,
Matthew Pennington , Yannick Bolasie .