Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
Turns out Kevin Mirallas doesn’t want to come back to Everton when his loan deal at Fiorentina ends. Well, we’d daresay the feeling is entirely mutual, friend. [La Nazione]
Reliable football journalist Alan Nixon says there’s some Championship interest in two of Everton’s Under-23s - midfielder Antony Evans is being pursued by Norwich City (9th), and striker Fraser Hornby from Preston North End (22nd). [@reluctantnicko]
Operation Clean Hands has exposed the seedy underbelly of gambling in Belgian football, and the agent Everton have used in their Henry Onyekuru dealings is also implicated. [Punch]
Jordan Pickford started off two moves to get England off to a 3-0 flying start in Spain. He was almost responsible for giving up a goal following an egregious error when he was caught in possession, but the Three Lions held on to win 3-2 for their first away win against the Spaniards since 1987. [EFC]
Afterwards Pickford admitted it could have ended badly for him and that he wasn’t trying to take a risk. [Daily Mail]
What To Watch
The international break concludes today with more UEFA Nations League action as well as a number of friendlies - France vs Germany, Ireland vs Wales, Brazil vs Argentina & Belgium vs Netherlands are the big games. Full fixture list here.