The Premier League hot stove is heating up slowly but surely. It’s sounding like Everton are confident in bringing Cenk Tosun on board sometime soon. It will be interesting to find out who exactly is behind the Toffees transfer business this winter. Is it Sam Allardyce despite the fact that he is unlikely to be the long-term manager? Is it Steve Walsh despite his summer failures? Or is Farhad Moshiri pulling all of the strings?
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Thursday’s Toffee Bites
'Sevilla interested in Ramirez as Everton open talks over N'Zonzi' - Liverpool Echo
Transfer rumours: Struggling Blues striker might get the chance to revive his career back in Spain.
Everton game falls victim to Storm Eleanor - Liverpool Echo
Strong wins and rain battered region overnight.
Everton to complete Cenk Tosun signing in time for FA Cup - The Independent
Everton expect to complete a £25m deal for Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun this week and would like him to feature against rivals Liverpool on Friday night in the FA Cup.
Toffees target Nikola Kalinic rejects potential China move - talkSPORT
Everton have received a boost in their pursuit of Nikola Kalinic after he reportedly rejected the chance to move to China.
Big-Game Rooney Is Key Derby Man, Says Carragher - EvertonFC.com
Jamie Carragher says Wayne Rooney is integral to Everton’s hopes of knocking Merseyside rivals Liverpool out of the FA Cup.
Keane Backs Bolasie To Be 'Big Player' For Blues - EvertonFC.com
Michael Keane is tipping Yannick Bolasie to be “a big player for Everton” and says it is a “bonus” to have the explosive winger back in the Toffees' fold.
Blues' Promising FA Cup Record At Anfield - EvertonFC.com
FA Cup ties do not come any bigger than the Merseyside derby.
What and How to Watch
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Leganes vs Villarreal, 1 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Numancia vs Real Madrid, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Espanyol vs Levante, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
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