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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Merseyside Police find “no fraud” in Barkley’s Chelsea deal

In today’s links: Keane hopes to improve, Gameiro turns down Swansea and Walcott should sign today

Chelsea v Arsenal - Carabao Cup Semi-Final: First Leg Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Are we excited about the pending addition of Theo Walcott? Ugh! That question has bounced around the collective heads of Evertonians this week. I’m coming down firmly in the camp that is excited for the Arsenal winger to join up. He knows how to score goals and brings some much needed. Get him right in the lineup, Sam!

In case you missed it

Everton on the brink of second January signing
Arsenal forward set to become the Toffees’ second January signing

Everton looking to make a profit on forward
Out of favour forward could be gone this month

Barcelona midfielder deciding between Everton and Italian power
Where would he fit in Big Sam’s lineup?

Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

'Everton sweating on £13million forward as rivals eye signature' - Liverpool Echo
Transfer rumours - Blues will learn by the end of the week if they have been successful in landing French prospect.

Theo Walcott completes Everton medical before Arsenal exit - Daily Mail
Everton will complete the signing of Walcott from Arsenal on Wednesday in a deal that could rise to £25m. He opted to join Everton despite interest from Southampton, West Ham and Bournemouth.

Besiktas suffer embarrassment after selling Cenk Tosun to Everton - Liverpool Echo
The striker was a huge favourite in Turkey before his £27million switch to Goodison.

Does Kevin Gameiro's Swansea City rejection give Everton plenty to ponder? - HITC
Everton were linked with Atletico Madrid's French international striker Kevin Gameiro, but Premier League rivals Swansea City have since made a bid.

Ross Barkley transfer: 'No fraud' in Everton to Chelsea move - BBC News
Police investigating mayor's claims find no evidence of crime in £15m move from Everton to Chelsea.

I Will Improve At Everton, Vows Keane - EvertonFC.com
Michael Keane is vowing to “kick on” and “become a much better player with Everton” when he returns from his current injury lay-off.

World Cup Winning Boss On Blues' 'Brilliant' Commitment To Youth - EvertonFC.com
England’s Under-20 World Cup winning manager Paul Simpson says Everton’s commitment to producing and developing young talent is “brilliant for the national team”.

What and How to Watch

Ligue 1: Lille vs Rennes, 1 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Metz vs Saint-Étienne, 1 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Toulouse vs Nàntes, 1 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Paris St. Germain, Dijon, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla, 1 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Valencia vs Deportivo Alaves, 1 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Espanyol vs Barcelona, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
AFC Asian Cup: Australia vs North Korea, 6 a.m. ET, FS3
NBA: Lakers at Thunder, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Nuggets at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
NHL: Canadiens at Bruines, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Penguins at Ducks, 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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