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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Arsenal and Chelsea could make late bids for Barkley

In today’s links: Everton refunds fans after failed stream, Gray is set for an extension with Leicester and Pickford is impressed by the talent on Merseyside

Everton v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

It’s game day! Sure, it’s only a friendly, but it’s one step closer to real, competitive matches. There are a few hours to kill before kick off. So, ignore your work responsibilities and get ready for Everton’s pre-season clash with FC Twente by spacing around the important news of the day.

In case you missed it

Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer could ruin Everton’s big summer
Wait, wait — it isn’t what you think.

Everton vs FC Twente: Match Preview
Everton play second game of the preseason tomorrow

Barkley wage demands complicate transfer to Tottenham Hotspur
Ross Barkley (and likely his agent) is an idiot.

Tuesday’s Bites

Everton refund supporters after missing out on Wayne Rooney goal - Liverpool Echo
Following some serious issues with the stream of Everton's game against Gor Mahia last week, the Blues have fully refunded fans that paid to watch.

[Listen] The 'lowdown' on Cuco Martina - GrandOldTeam
An interview with a writer who covers Southampton. He gives a scouting report on Everton's latest signing.

Pickford Impressed By Everton's Strength And Depth -
The new Everton #1 spoke to the team's website and discussed what he's excited about with the Toffees.

Toffees expect late Ross Barkley bids this summer -
According to this report, Everton are in no rush to sell Barkley as both Chelsea and Arsenal are monitoring the situation.

Gray set for new contract at LCFC as Roma step up interest in Mahrez - Mirror Online
Demarai Gray, an Everton target, looks like he will stay with the Foxes. And Riyad Mahrez, another player of interest for the Toffees, could be headed to Italy.

Southampton fans react on Twitter to Cuco Martina signing for Everton - HITC
The feedback on Martina from Saints is, let's just say, mixed.

What to Watch

UEFA Women’s Euros: Spain vs. Portugal 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3
England vs. Scotland, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Club Friendlies: Monaco vs. Fenerbahçe, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Schalke 04 vs. Besiktas, 7:50 a.m. ET
Everton vs. Twente, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
International Champions Cup: Bayern München vs. Arsenal 7:20 a.m. ET, ESPN3
Roma vs. Paris St-Germain, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
MLS: New York City FC vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. ET
Seattle Sounders vs. D.C. United, 10:30 p.m. ET

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