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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Everton willing to bid £30m for Chelsea’s Diego Costa

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In today’s links: recap of the loss to Chelsea and Everton eye major attacking help; Young, Costa and Vardy

Chelsea v Everton - Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Not the best weekend for Everton. They were smashed at Stamford Bridge by the defending Premier League champions. The squad showed some obvious weaknesses on top of being tired and dealing with both injuries and suspensions. It was obvious how far away from winning a title the Toffees are. However, it could be the kick in the pants that the club needs to sign more players and spur them on to playing better football overall.

In case you missed it

RECAP: Toffees easily overcome, Chelsea 2-0 Everton
Toffees disappointing in third game in six days.

Koeman confirms Mirallas dropped for attitude
Manager shows frustration at Belgian in post-match comments.

Besic insisted on playing today despite father’s shooting
Koeman confirms news during post-match comments.

Monday’s Bites

Ash In No Mood For Excuses - EvertonFC.com
Ashley Williams understood the difficulties facing Everton this week, but he doesn't think that is a good enough reason for the team's poor league performance on Sunday.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Chelsea v. Everton - YouTube
Chelsea made easy work of Everton as the defending champions earned a 2-0 win over Everton.

Conte eyes Barkley, Everton ready £30m Costa bid, £40m Vardy hijack - Daily Star
Three bits of Everton news here. They want to bring in Diego Costa and Jamie Vardy while sending out Ross Barkley. Whoa.

Everton should try to make Koeman their next big-money signing - Mirror Online
Despite selling their best player this summer, there are positive long-term signals coming out of Goodison — but it'll take longer than the two years left on the manager's current contract.

Ashley Young wanted by Everton and Watford - Daily Star
This would be a nice depth pickup for Everton. Young, currently with Manchester United, is a proven winner, skilled at a few positions and would be a slightly cheaper option for Koeman's men.

What to Watch

Men’s College Soccer: Oregon State vs. UNLV, 4 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
Cincinnati vs. Wright State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3
High Point vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3
MLB: Mariners at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Indians at Yankees, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Rays at Royals, 8:15 p.m. ET

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