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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Koeman expects to add “one or two” more players

In today’s links: more on Rooney, an update on Barkley and the plight of a Swans fan.

Everton Unveil New Signing Wayne Rooney Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images

The 2017/18 season got off on a victorious foot for Everton as they topped Gor Mahia 2-1 on Thursday. All the while they unloaded some wasted wage budget by selling Aiden McGeady and got bad news about Ramiro Funes Mori. However, it is sounding like Gylfi Sigurdsson could finally being making his long awaited move. Huzzah! Football is back!

In case you missed it

Everton defender set to face longer spell on sideline
Ramiro Funes Mori's knee injury is only getting worse

Aiden McGeady sold to Sunderland
The winger heads to the recently-relegated Black Cats.

Wayne Rooney scores as Everton win preseason opener
Encouraging start from the Blues in Tanzania.

Friday’s Bites

Koeman Hails Rooney Influence In Pre-Season Win - EvertonFC.com
The gaffer gives some feedback from Everton's preseason opener.

The stats that justify Everton's interest in £40m-rated Sigurdsson - Liverpool Echo
An argument for signing the midfielder from Swansea City.

Koeman offers update on Barkley situation - Express.co.uk
Lots of quotes from Ronald Koeman, but still no real clarity. Ross has an "injury"...apparently. Plus, the boss talks about his expectations out of the rest of the transfer window.

'Liverpool need a player like Olivier Giroud - he'd be a great signing',- talkSPORT
Man, now EVERYONE wants Giroud. Just let Everton have him!!

Games of Thrones' Jon Snow gives his take on Rooney's EFC return - Liverpool Echo
Because why not?

"We are going to get relegated without him!" - Wales Online
And that is why the Swans don't want to lose their star midfielder.

Sunderland confirm double deal for former Everton duo - teamtalk.com
You know about McGeady's move, but James Vaughan will be joining him at Sunderland.

What to Watch

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Costa Rica vs. French Guiana, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Canada vs. Honduras, 10 p.m. ET, FS1
UEFA Champions League: Linfield vs. Celtic, 12 p.m. ET
Tennis: Wimbledon, Men’s Semi Finals, 8 a.m. ET, ESPN
MLB: Yankees @ Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network

FOOTBALL IS BACK! Sort of. Head to LivesoccerTV.com for full listings

Thanks for your continued support of Royal Blue Mersey!