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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Spurs balk at Barkley’s wage demands

In today’s links: Everton continues Sigurdsson hunt, background on Keane and Sandro, and the Lady Toffees continue to improve

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

It feels like a big week ahead for Everton. The club is closer than ever to signing Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City. And they have the second leg of their opening Europa League round later on. If all goes to plan, the Blues will be in a much stronger position come the weekend. As always, that is a mighty large “if”.

In case you missed it

Everton to offer defender as makeweight in Sigurdsson deal
Third bid from the Blues could involve youngster

Everton to ramp up striker search this week
Olivier Giroud reportedly top of Koeman’s shopping list now.

Koeman looking to shore up Everton defence
Blues being linked with New Zealand captain.

Thursday’s Bites

Keane Learner - EvertonFC.com
The Blues website runs this one back again. But in case you missed it, it's a nice read about the new rock of the Everton back line.

Kelly Returns With "Unfinished Business" - EvertonFC
The busy offseason for the ladies' team continues at Finch Farm.

Tottenham stall on Everton midfielder Ross Barkley's wages - Daily Mail Online
Spurs are unwilling to break their wage structure, with Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane their only stars commanding close to £100,000 a week. Barkley has been offered more to stay at Goodison.

Sigurdsson can clinch Champions League football, Koeman told Board - Wales Online
Everton poised to return with £50m 'package deal' for Swansea City ace.

Redknapp makes predictions about Everton and Spurs ahead of season - HITC
Long story short, he thinks Everton will do well and Spurs will struggle. Moving on...

Sandro's Everton journey - from Messi to Rooney and Ruzomberok - Liverpool Echo
New Blues striker has crammed a lot into his 22 years and now hopes to take the English game by storm.

How Koeman can get some much-needed pace into his team - Liverpool Echo
No solid links in this one, just some theoretical fits for the Everton squad.

What to Watch

MLB: Trade Deadline Day
Indians @ Red Sox, 7 p.m. ET
Rays@ Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Tennis: Men’s ATP Generali Open
Women’s ATP & WTA Citi Open

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

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