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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Everton closing in on Celtic’s Dembele?

In today’s links: Mirallas wants out, Sunderland want Kone out and the Toffees visit the hospital

Paris Saint-Germain v Celtic FC - UEFA Champions League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

It’s the last Toffee Bites before Christmas! Allow me speak for all of the writers at Royal Blue Mersey and wish you, our faithful readers, a happy holiday season. We love sharing our passion for Everton Football Club with fellow Toffees all over the world.

We will be around all next week to cover the crazy Christmas period. So, if you need to sneak away from the family for a bit, we’ll be in the comments free to chat about player performance, transfer chatter and anything else you wish.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and all of that jazz!!!

In case you missed it

Everton to battle Newcastle for Championship left back
Joe Bryan of Bristol City has been turning heads this season.

What is Allardyce’s secret in turning around Everton’s flagging season?
Big Sam has given many players a new lease on life at the Blues.

Allardyce backs striker to lead Everton revival
The Toffees boss thinks Wayne Rooney can go on for a while yet.

Friday’s Toffee Bites

Winger Kevin Mirallas wanted by Olympiakos and Galatasaray - Liverpool Echo
Belgian expected to be in demand during January transfer window after being sidelined at Goodison.

Could Everton FC be about to sign Celtic's Moussa Dembele? - Daily Post
Sam Allardyce wants to bring in a striker during the January transfer window.

Big Sam and Everton spread Christmas cheer at Alder Hey - Daily Mail Online
Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines, Tom Davies, Yannick Bolasie and Co shared jokes and posed for pictures with children as Allardyce's squad did their bit ahead of the Christmas break.

Everton v Chelsea - BBC Sport
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Everton and Chelsea.

Everton offered chance to sign Lamine Kone in half-price deal - HITC
Everton have reportedly been offered the chance to sign the Sunderland centerback.

What and How to Watch

Premier League: Arsenal vs Liverpool, 2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN
La Liga: Real Betis vs Athletic Club, 1:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid, 3:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Serie A: Chievo vs Bologna, 12 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Cagliari vs Fiorentina, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
NBA: Clippers at Rockets, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Lakers at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

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