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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Should Everton target Schalke’s Max Meyer?

In today’s links: more on Rooney, Giroud’s Arsenal future and a suggestion that Everton should pursue a talented young German

Brazil v Germany - Final: Men's Football - Olympics: Day 15 Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

A bunch of things we already knew became official on Monday. Wayne Rooney was reintroduced to the Merseyside press. Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United. And Everton revealed a gray away kit. Just a standard day of business for “New Everton”.

In case you missed it

Everton unveil away kit for 2017/18 season
Prince Rupert’s Tower prominently featured on the gray number

Romelu Lukaku doesn’t owe Everton a damn thing
Frustration toward the Belgian striker is largely misdirected

Everton consider Christian Benteke as Olivier Giroud alternative
With Lukaku's departure to Manchester United, Everton’s hunt for another new striker continues

Tuesday’s Bites

Player profile: Gylfi Sigurdsson - GrandOldTeam
Is he coming to Everton or not? Who knows? But it's good to learn a little more about the Iceland international anyway.

Everton should sell Ross Barkley and challenge Tottenham for Max Meyer - HITC
The German has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, but Everton should gatecrash the party.

Rooney knows he took the difficult option with Everton return - The Independent
More quotes from Rooney on his feelings about being an Everton player once again

Virgil van Dijk flies out with Southampton for pre-season - Liverpool Echo
There were murmurs that Everton had a chance at VVD, but he is headed to training with the Saints

Giroud move depends on Sanchez - Independent.ie
Arsene Wenger is refusing to sell Olivier Giroud until he has a clearer idea of whether Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal or Monaco can be persuaded to sell Thomas Lemar.

Blues Boss Pleased To See Lennon Back - EvertonFC.com
The gaffer speaks about the winger's return

Wayne Rooney Returns to Everton as a Champion but Not a Conqueror - The New York Times
Wayne Rooney is 31, and one of the best players England has produced, but he could never outrun the labels ascribed to him as a teenager.

What to Watch

NBA Summer League: Games all day, starting at 4 p.m. ET
MLB: All-Star Game, 8 p.m. ET, FOX
Tennis: Wimbledon, Quarterfinals, starting at 7 a.m. ET, ES
MLS: Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. ET, USsoccer.com
CONCACAF Gold Cup: Costa Rica vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Honduras vs. French Guiana, 10 p.m. ET, FS1

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