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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Arsenal favored to sign Barkley

In today’s links: the U18s continue to succeed, Niang moves towards Turkey and Rooney gets excited about Europe

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It is the eve of Europa League play for Everton. After early success in the transfer market, the club has struggled to put the finishing touch on their summer business. And yet, optimism is still at an all-time high! The Blues are going on a European tour!

In case you missed it

Everton suffer setback in search for playmaking help
Where to turn now?

How could Everton line up in their first Europa League match?
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of Thursday’s game.

The sad part about Ross Barkley leaving Everton will be that nobody cares
The Everton midfielder looks set to leave Goodison Park at some point in the near future.

Wednesday’s Bites

Under-18s Through To Cup Final - EvertonFC.com
Everton Under-18s are set to play Burnley in the final of the Generali CEE Cup in the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

Man City beat Chelsea for Mendy, Arsenal to land Barkley - Express.co.uk
We had heard the Gunners were interested, but now the bookmakers are calling them the favorites to land Ross Barkley.

Wayne Rooney can't wait to make European debut for Everton FC - Daily Post
England striker will fulfill a lifelong dream this week.

Pickford relaxed about playing with new-look back four - Liverpool Echo
Blues summer signing set for competitive debut against Ruzomberok on Thursday.

Niang Reportedly Enters Talks With Fenerbahce Over Summer Transfer - 90min
​Everton target M'Baye Niang is said to have began talks with Turkish supremos Fenerbahce over a summer move from AC Milan.

Everton Royal Blue Podcast: Will Blues land Gylfi Sigurdsson? - Liverpool Echo
The Echo crew discusses how much Everton should pay for the Icelandic star, the winners and losers in pre-season and how the Europa League tie will go.

What to Watch

UEFA Women’s Euros: Switzerland vs. France, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Iceland vs, Austria, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
International Champions Cup: Manchester United vs. Barcelona, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
PSG vs. Juventus, 9:05 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Manchester City vs. Real Madrid, 11 p.m. ET, ESPN2
UEFA Champions League: Nice vs. Ajax, 2:45 p.m. ET
Celtic vs. Rosenborg, 2:45 p.m. ET
CONCACAF Gold Cup Final: Jamaica vs. United States, 9:30 p.m. ET, FS1
MLS: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m. ET

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