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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: AC Milan lead the chase for Barkley

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Mirallas to Turkey, Coleman’s celebration, NBC’s Premier League coverage and much more

Everton v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Things remained slow on the “confirmed news” front for Everton yesterday. It seems most teams are in a holding pattern until both the Confederations Cup and U21 Euros come to a close over the weekend. Until then, we have to salivate over bits and pieces of information.

In case you missed it

NBC cuts Extra Time, moves 130 Premier League games to additional paid service
Did the United States broadcaster just ruin their Premier League coverage?

Has Sandro just spurned Everton in favor of Real Madrid?
Here we go again

And there is this...

Tuesday’s Bites

NBC Has Totally F**ked Its Premier League Coverage - Deadspin
Another take on NBC’s decision

Everton pull off double swoop for two young strikers in Europe - Mirror Online
The Mirror reiterates the signing of Henry Onyekuru, but claims that Sandro Ramirez WILL follow at the weekend.

My Football Hero: Tom Davies - EvertonFC.com
Watch the young midfielder discuss his footballing idols

Jags: EFC players will ALL have to score more goals if Lukaku goes - Mirror Online
The Toffees skipper knows it would take a group effort to make up for the expected loss of the striker.

"I Lose Myself When I Score A Goal" - EvertonFC.com
Seamus Coleman gets really excited when he scores goals, but he's not always proud of the celebration that follows.

Odds update: AC Milan leap-frog Spurs as favourites for Everton's Barkley - HITC
Tottenham Hotspur were leading the race for Ross Barkley, but AC Milan are now the surprising front-runners, according to the bookies.

Fenerbahce considering bid for Everton winger Mirallas - talkSPORT
The club are already lacking depth on the wings. This wouldn't seem to be a smart move.

England U21 2 - 2 Germany U21: Match Report & Highlights - Sky Sports
Pickford made a few saves, but Holgate's defense left a lot to be desired in the loss.

Spain U21 3 - 1 Italy U21: Match Report & Highlights - Sky Sports
Both Sandro and Deulofeu featured for a dominant Spanish side

Football Birthdays

Fabien Barthez (b. 1971)
Phil Bardsley (b. 1985)
Kevin De Bruyne (b. 1991)
Oscar Huljemark (b. 1992)

Did we miss a birthday? Is it your birthday? Let us know in the comments

What to Watch

Confederations Cup: Portugal vs. Chile, semi-final, 2 p.m. ET, FS1
MLB: Phillies @ Mariners, 3:40 p.m. ET
Orioles @ Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET
US Open Cup: Cincinnati vs. Chicago Fire, 8 p.m., ESPN 2
NWSL: Seattle vs. Chicago, 10:30 p.m. ET, go90

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