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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: When will the Tosun saga end?

In today’s links: The latest transfer rumours, Pickford’s critiques and Vlasic’s improvement

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It’s early January, and Everton’s window is already shaping up to be a bit disappointing. Yes, the club does need a frontline striker. Is Cenk Tosun that man? Who knows, but the Blues have been linked with him for weeks now and the transfer once seemed all wrapped up. They need to get it done.

Beyond that, the only players that seem to be seriously connect to Merseyside are in the one spot on the pitch when the club isn’t lacking for depth; center midfield. Where are the links to fullbacks? Wingers? Centerbacks? Maybe a goalkeeper to back up Jordan Pickford going forward?

There is still plenty of time remaining for the Toffees to get their business done. Perhaps that have something hidden up their sleeve. Fans will certainly be hoping so.

In case you missed it

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Everton register interest in another attacking midfielder
Too many cooks in the kitchen!

Theo Walcott transfer back on Sam Allardyce’s shopping list
The winger needs game time.

Arsenal and Everton transfer target could be off the market in January
New Sevilla manager looking to mend relationship with N’Zonzi.

Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

Everton move to complete signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun - The Guardian
Everton hope to seal a deal for the Turkey striker Cenk Tosun at a meeting with the Besiktas president in London on Wednesday.

Everton need to be less sloppy, says Jordan Pickford - Sky Sports
Jordan Pickford has warned Everton need to cut out "sloppy" mistakes if they are to return to the form they had been showing under Sam Allardyce.

'For a supposedly improving team, Everton were a let-down" - Liverpool Echo
The national media are concerned about the welfare of the Blues after defeat to Manchester United.

Tricky Vlasic Impresses Allardyce -
Sam Allardyce identified the performance of Nikola Vlasic as a “positive” to draw from Everton's 2-0 New Year's Day defeat by Manchester United.

Adeniran: It's A Big 2018 For Me -
Dennis Adeniran intends to kick off a “big 2018” with victory over Barnsley in the Premier League Cup.

What and How to Watch

Premier League: Arsenal vs Chelsea, 2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Primeira Liga: Benfica vs Sporting CP, 4:30 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Copa del Rey: Las Palmas vs Valencia, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Coppa Italia: Juventus vs Torino, 2:45 p.m. ET, GOLTV
NBA: Cavaliers at Celtics, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Thunder at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
NHL: Blackhawks at Rangers, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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