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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Deulofeu says “no” to Barcelona move

Geri rebuffs Barca’s interest, Keane inches closer, Everton offer another defender and Rooney could still return to Merseyside.

Watford v Everton - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Nothing was officially announced on Wednesday, but Everton made significant progress on the signings of Sandro Ramirez and Michael Keane. Based on the latest information, both are expected to be Toffees by the end of the weekend.

Please, do whatever it is that you have to do to make it work! Pray, a rain dance, wear pajamas inside out. Anything that it takes! Evertonians need some Sandro and Keane in their lives. They deserve it!

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Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions

Thursday’s Bites

Lemos receives an offer from Everton - La Provincia
Although all signs point to Keane signing, Everton are looking to add additional defensive depth

Barcelona rejected by Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu - Daily Mail Online
Geri wants playing time and he knows it won't come at Barca, preferring AC Milan or Juventus

'Wayne Rooney could favour a return to his boyhood Everton' - Liverpool Echo
Rooney's former teammate Kevin Kilbane on why the Manchester United man could favour a Goodison comeback

Liverpool should not be looking over their shoulders at Everton - Mirror Online
Roles are swapped this summer on Merseyside as the Blues buy and the Reds flounder

Pickford Proud Of His England Efforts -
The new Blues keeper spoke with the club's website about his experience at the U21 Euros

Gor Mahia keen to learn from Everton - Daily Nation
The Kenyan club team is set to meet EFC in a friendly on July 13

Romelu Lukaku deal held up for two reasons - Metro News
Those reasons: 1. kit deal 2. Everton's fee demands

Everton launch new Official Members Scheme - Liverpool Echo
More information on a new package being offer by the club

Everton look to wrap up £25m Michael Keane deal - The Times
Koeman wants Keane signed before training begins on Monday

Throwback Thursday - 2016

On this day last year, the #1 song in both the United States and the United Kingdom was “One Dance” by Drake. Finding Dory was the top movie at the box office. Ronald Koeman was headed into his third week as Everton manager with Maarten Stekelenburg as his only expected senior signing, and Steve Walsh still nearly a month from joining the club. What a difference 365 days can make.

What to Watch

Confederations Cup: Germany vs. Mexico, semi-final, 2 p.m. ET, FS2
MLB: Rangers @ Indians, 12:10 p.m. ET
Cubs @ Nationals, 4:05 p.m. ET
Twins @ Red Sox, 7 p.m. ET
Dodgers @ Angels, 10:07 p.m. ET
MLS: New York City FC vs. Minnesota United, 7:30 p.m.
WNBA: New York Liberty @ Washington Mystics, 7 p.m.
Golf: Quicken Loans National, opening round, 7:15 a.m. ET

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