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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton target Stefan de Vrij will leave Lazio for free

In today’s links: Gabby George gets called up, Lookman discuss his loan and Gana signed an extension, WHAT!

SS Lazio v Genoa - Serie A Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images

Everton have been off for so long now that it feels like the offseason. Ah, what a feeling! I can relax and enjoy some time away from football, the thing in life that stresses me out more than any other. I don’t have a very stressful life, OK? But Everton really try to mess that up!

Alas, the boys in blue will be back in action this weekend. The videos of Cenk Tosun in Dubai this last week have me all sorts of fired up. That just means it will hurt even worse when I see him in his sad pinny on the bench this weekend.

In case you missed it

Everton give young forward a new deal
‘Ant’ hopes to break through to first team soon

Besic debuts for Boro with booking, quiet weekend otherwise
How did Everton’s on-loan contingent do this weekend?

Court announces death sentence for little Alfie Evans
Terrible blow for the Evans family, and for justice

Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

Amokachi Praise For 'Warrior' Niasse -
Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi says "warrior" Oumar Niasse has shown immense mental strength to fight his way into Sam Allardyce's first XI.

George Called Up For SheBelieves Cup -
Everton Ladies defender Gabby George has been named in Phil Neville’s first England squad.

Lazio chief confirms transfer boost for Everton over Stefan de Vrij - Liverpool Echo
The defender has been linked with both Merseyside clubs in the past.

Idrissa Gana Gueye signs new Everton contract until 2022 - Sky Sports
Idrissa Gana Gueye has signed a new contract at Everton to the end of June 2022.

Everton man Ademola Lookman discusses first start for Leipzig - Liverpool Echo
The winger played 76 minutes for the Bundesliga side last night.

What and How to Watch

UEFA Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma, 2:45 p.m ET, ESPN3
Sevilla vs Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS1
UEFA Europa League: CSKA Moscow vs Crvena Zvezda, 12 p.m. ET, FS2
La Liga: Leganes vs Real Madrid, 12:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Championship: Derby County vs Leeds United, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
And the Winter Olympics are on, so enjoy some once-every-four-years action!

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