Everton, what’s the deal? A whole day with no signings? Extremely lame. But I guess the whole “getting players fit” and “scouting additional talent” thing is important too, so we can let this slide. But you have ignited a flame among Evertonians. We need signings and trophies ASAP.
Really though, Ronnie and Stevie, you guys are doing a great job so far. Keep it up!
In case you missed it
Everton send duo to Sunderland on loan, with third to follow
Black Cats have been busy talking to the Toffees
Everton summer spending not dependent on Lukaku & Barkley departure
A respected football writer weighs in on Lukaku and Barkley futures
Ex-Everton striker Arouna Kone joins Turkish club Sivasspor - Liverpool Echo
We wish you luck, Arouna. Thanks for that one really good game you had. Moving on...
EFC scout insists club will sign Giroud, prepare for Lukaku exit - Mirror Online
Take this one with a grain of salt. The source is a guy called Carlo Jacomuzzi, which is the name of a former professional footballer. But is he an Everton scout? Not so sure about that one.
Wayne Rooney will return to Everton in the next few days - Independent.ie
It's being reported just about everywhere. Sounds like Rooney is set to make his return to Goodison Park on a free transfer.
Everton are the Premier League's 'most American club' - Liverpool Echo
While the club has no senior Americans at present, they do have a long history of players from the United States
Dortmund's Pulisic could be blockbuster signing for Everton - HITC
Don't get too excited. This is an opinion piece. In fact, Borussia Dortmund have already rebuffed interest in the young American. He's a great talent, one that Evertonians will be forced to admire from afar.
The 'lowdown' on Henry Onyekuru and the future of Romelu Lukaku - GrandOldTeam
The fellow Everton blog put together a podcast and spoke with a Belgian journalist. Certainly worth a listen!
Trio Extend Everton Deals - EvertonFC.com
Three youngsters, Gethin Jones, Calum Dyson and Courtney Duffus, all agreed to stick with Everton through the end of the upcoming season.
Football Birthdays on this date
Gianfranco Zola (b. 1968)
Hernan Crespo (b. 1975)
Dejan Lovren (b. 1989)
Charlie Austin (b. 1989)
Alberto Moreno (b. 1992)
Did I miss anyone? Is it your birthday? Let us know in the comments.
What to Watch
MLS: New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m. ET, MSG
Orlando City SC vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. ET, SiriusXM FC
Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact, 8:30 p.m. ET, TSN 690 Monstreal
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. NYC FC, 10 p.m. ET, YES
Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire, 10:30 p.m. ET, CSN Chicago
MLB: Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
Tennis: Wimbledon, 2nd round, 6:30 a.m. ET, ESPN3
Cycling: Tour de France, stage 5, 6 a.m. ET, NBCSN
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