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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: African Cup of Nations rule change would help Everton

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In today’s links: youngster set for Barnsley loan, Rooney boosts Dowell and Everton eye Sheffield prospect

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

If you weren’t already excited for Everton’s season to start, Wednesday’s win over FC Twente probably revved your engine quite a bit. The Blues looked strong, especially in the second half. They go again at the weekend. Until then, it’s back to monitoring the transfer wire and re-watching clips of Kieran Dowell wonderstrikes.

In case you missed it

Newcastle accept Everton bid for starlet
Blues’ commitment to the youth remains strong

Everton ease past FC Twente in second preseason match
It was a simple 3-0 win for the Toffees.

Chelsea and Manchester United enter race to sign Ross Barkley
Despite injury woes, Barkley has multiple suitors now, apparently.

Thursday’s Bites

Everton could be handed triple boost after latest rule changes - Liverpool Echo
Bolasie, Onyekuru and Gueye could be the beneficiaries

'Rooney Is Spurring Me On' - EvertonFC
Kieran Dowell has been the talk of the preseason. The teenager lends a lot of his success to Wayne Rooney's addition to the club

Keane: We'll Keep Getting Stronger - EvertonFC.com
The new Blue defender spoke to evertontv following the preseason win against FC Twente.

Sheffield United fans fear Toffees switch inevitable after Brooks' latest display - HITC
Everton have been linked with a move for the Sheffield United playmaker, who may follow Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Goodison Park.

Selling Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton won't define Swansea City's season - Wales Online
The Icelander looks likely to end up on Merseyside - meaning it is yet another big summer for the Liberty club

Everton midfielder on brink of Goodison loan exit - Liverpool Echo
Joe Williams set to join Championship club Barnsley until January

Chelsea announce deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Not necessarily Everton-related. But it could make Chelsea strikers available. Loic Remy? Michy Batshuayi? Stay tuned.

What to Watch

UEFA Women’s Euros: Norway vs. Belgium 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Netherlands vs. Denmark, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Club Friendlies: West Ham United vs. Fulham, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
International Champions Cup: Manchester United vs. Manchester City, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
CONCACAF Gold Cup: Jamaica vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Mexico vs. Hondoras, 10:30 p.m. ET, FS1

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