Everton have set off for the second part of their pre-season plans with Ronald Koeman's squad leaving Liverpool on Monday for Holland ahead of their friendly against Twente.
But Ross Barkley was again absent from the travelling party, with speculation growing over the England midfielder's future at Goodison Park.
The 23-year-old will remain at Finch Farm to continue his recovery from a groin injury, but his absence from the tour is far from ideal given his current predicament.
Everton are currently getting ready to head to Holland and then Belgium this week
Wayne Rooney leads the first team squad towards the flight from John Lennon Airport
Ross Barkley will once more be without Ross Barkley for the trip to face Twente in Holland
The club's Under 23s are heading to La Manga this week as they build up their own preparations to defend their Premier League 2 crown, meaning Barkley will cut a lonely figure in the treatment room in Halewood.
The midfielder has one year left on contract has been keen to resolve his future and has so far failed to agree terms on a new deal at Everton as he looks for over £120,000 a week.
The homegrown talent has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, but the latter of those clubs have cooled their interest in him owing to Everton's £50million asking price.
While Barkley was conspicuous by his absence, the rest of the Everton squad looked in good spirits as they made the short trip to Holland.
New Spanish signing Sandro Ramirez was part of the travelling party heading for Holland
The 22-year-old has joined up with his new team-mates after been handed an extended break
Rooney could team up with Sandro for the first time in an Everton shirt on Wednesday
Midfielder James McCarthy has also travelled with the club valuing him at £25million
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