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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Rumored Everton target being held out of training

In today’s links: recap from the win over Stoke, quotes from Fletcher and Bilic as well as updates on two Everton transfer targets.

Leicester City v Monaco - Pre Season Friendly Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

For one glorious week, Everton will be joint top-of-the-table in the Premier League, trailing only on goal difference. From here, the real work begins. Manager Ronald Koeman has made it clear in several press conferences that he wants three more signings before the transfer window closes. Meanwhile, the Blues have another Europa League test coming and Manchester City waiting in the league next Monday. The grind has begun.

In case you missed it

Everton off to the perfect start as Rooney makes a dream return to Goodison
Everton won just their second opening day fixture in the last nine years.

Koeman happy with the clean sheet, three points
Manager’s comments after narrow win on opening weekend.

Everton English Premier League Season Preview: 2017-18 Predictions
Whose predictions will reign supreme? The RBM crew weighs in.

Monday’s Bites

Tisserand and Hadergjonaj not training until August 31 - FC Ingolstadt's team website
FC Ingolstadt is a club in the Bundesliga 2. Marcel Tisserand is a 24-year-old defender that was linked with a move to Everton back in July. The club has announced that he has been released from practice until the window ends. Interesting. However, Middlesbrough is also said to looking at the Congolese player, and may be a more likely destination.

Fletcher: Rooney's Everton return a 'match made in heaven' - ESPN FC
Stoke midfielder, and former teammate of Wayne Rooney, Darren Fletcher was impressed by his friend's performance.

Bilic claims Sandro chose Everton over West Ham this summer - HITC
The Hammers' boss spoke to a Croatian outlet about his team's persuit of Everton's new attacker.

Nikola Kalinic puts Blues on 'standby' - Liverpool Echo
Good lord. Can Everton just sign a damned striker already?

Gylfi Sigurdsson close to joining from Swansea for £50m -
Blah, blah, blah. Let's see him in the blue shirt.

What to Watch

Primeira Liga: Estoril vs. Vitória Guimarães, 2 p.m. ET
Chaves vs. Benfica, 4 p.m. ET
DFB Pokal: BFC Dynamo vs. Schalke 04, 12:30 p.m. ET, Sky Sports 1
Hansa Rostock vs. Hertha BSC, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Copa Argentina: Boca Juniors vs. Gimnasia y Tiro, 8: 10 p.m. ET, fuboTV
MLB: Mets at Yankees, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Orioles at Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET

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