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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton strongly linked to Champions League fullback

In today’s links: The U23s lose, Pienaar settling back in with Everton and Big Sam to meet with Rooney.

FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

It seems odd that the first serious transfer link to emerge for Everton ahead of this summer is for a top level right back. Sure, the Blues could use quality all over the pitch, but things seem pretty good at right back, no? Seamus Coleman has looked solid since returning from injury and Jonjoe Kenny is a more than capable backup. Not to mention, that’s Cuco Martina’s natural position.

There are better right backs in the world than Everton’s trio. But there are so many other holes on this club that need to be filled. How is a PSG right back even on their radar? Then again, who is even pulling the strings at the club anymore? Is Steve Walsh in or out? Will Sam Allardyce stay or go? How much say does Farhad Moshiri have in football moves? It all remains a mystery.

In case you missed it

Marcel Brands could join Everton next week as PSV confirm approach
Everton look to be beginning their summer revamp early.

Doomed manager won’t play Klaassen for fear of losing his job
Sam’s lack of self awareness is incredible.

Everton’s tactical switch came too late against Liverpool
Changes in the center of midfield nearly salvaged the Merseyside Derby.

Tuesday’s Toffee Bites

Steven Pienaar relishing new role at Everton - Times Live
Steven Pienaar is relishing his new ambassador role at English Premier League side Everton and has received praise from one of the club’s current stalwarts‚ Leighton Baines.

Sam Allardyce to 'sit down' with Wayne Rooney - Mirror Online
The 32-year-old striker was less than impressed when he was replaced by Idrissa Gueye just 57 minutes into the 0-0 draw at Goodison Park and made his feelings known.

"Everton? It's flattering" - Marcel Brands speaks about move - Sport Witness
Marcel Brands has been speaking to NRC in the Netherlands about his PSV role and the pressure he puts on himself to succeed.

PSG's Thomas Meunier transfer hint: "I could aim at a club like Everton" - Sport Witness
The PSG right back has found himself in a situation that it’s likely Dani Alves will be picked ahead of him for most games, despite some feeling Meunier is actually the better performer.

Skipper Praise For Schneiderlin's Derby Display -
Everton captain Phil Jagielka praised midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin for doing a “great job” in Saturday’s Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool.

Under-23s Beaten By Hammers -
West Ham United’s Marcus Browne struck all four goals as Everton Under-23s were beaten 4-0 at Southport.

What and How to Watch

CONCACAF Champions League: New York Red Bulls vs Guadalajara, 8 p.m. ET, fuboTV
America vs Toronto FC, 10 p.m. ET, fuboTV
UEFA Champions League: Roma vs Barcelona, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Manchester City vs Liverpool, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS1
MLBN: Pirates at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET, MLBN
Yankees at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN
NBA: Celtics vs Wizards, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Rockets at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

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