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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Could Everton steal Quincy Promes from Southampton this summer?

In today’s links: Tosun should start, Dowell hits a rough patch and Rooney wants the pressure

FC Spartak Moscow vs PFC CSKA Moscow - Russian Premier League Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images

We did it! Our two-week nightmare is over, and tomorrow Everton will trot back out onto the football pitch for some competitive action. Hold onto that feeling for as long as you can. Because this team is built to disappoint you.

In case you missed it

Everton at Watford: Writer Prediction League
Unrealistic optimism ahead of an away match?

Would you like Everton to qualify for the Europa League next season?
RBM roundtable on why it’ll be (and won’t be) good for the Toffees

Expect to see Rooney in midfield for Everton from now on
Forward’s transition further back is well underway

Friday’s Toffee Bites

Cenk Tosun Needs to Start Everton Games Now - SI.com
Cenk Tosun has not been shy about how big a role Sam Allardyce played in bringing him to Everton.

Team-mate discloses Everton's interest in Southampton target Quincy Promes - HITC
Southampton were willing to pay a huge fee to sign Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes but Premier League rivals Everton may be keen too.

Kieran Dowell facing 'sink or swim' time at Nottingham Forest - Liverpool Echo
On-loan Blues youngster has been target of criticism in recent weeks.

'Farhad Moshiri's vision for Everton FC can still be on course' - Daily Post
The Blues fans' jury gives their verdict on the season so far.

Wayne Rooney returned to Everton because he wanted the 'pressure' - BBC Sport
Wayne Rooney says he chose to return to Everton because he relishes the pressure of being back at his boyhood club.

What and How to Watch

La Liga: Deportivo La Coruna vs Espanyol, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Mainx 05 vs Wolfsburg, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Strasbourg vs Montpellier, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Primeira Liga: Rio Ave vs Desportivo Aves, 3:30 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Championship: Hull City vs Sheffield United, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NBA: Timberwolves at Rockets,8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Mavericks at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
NHL: Wild at Rangers, 7 p.m. ET, NHL Network
And the Winter Olympics are on, so enjoy some once-every-four-years action!

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