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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Everton are favourites to sign Wilshere, Smalling and Shaw

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In today’s news: Quotes from Allardyce, Everton’s summer ahead and Keane thinks the defense can improve.

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The rumours ahead of Everton’s summer are a tad bit concerning, no? Of course, Chris Smalling, Jack Wilshere and Luke Shaw all have quality. All three are probably good enough for the Blues starting XI. But are they the sort of players that this club should be going for at this point in time? It feels a bit like spinning their wheels without making much progress. There is some reason that Manchester United and Arsenal view them as surplus to requirements.

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Thursday’s Toffee Bites

Everton FC still have something to play for says Sam Allardyce - Daily Post
The Blues have three more Premier League games to play this season.

The numbers behind Morgan Schneiderlin's brilliant Everton revival - Liverpool Echo
The midfielder was once again impressive against Newcastle.

Who could Everton FC sign this summer? - Daily Post
Some of the players the Blues will target according to the bookmakers.

Robot Helps Young Fan Become Everton FC's Matchday Mascot - Sport Techie
A young Everton F.C. fan couldn't make it to the stadium for a match, so the team used a robot to bring him inside the dressing room and onto the field with the players, providing a first-ever "virtual Matchday Mascot" experience.

Keane: More To Come From Settled Defence - EvertonFC.com
Michael Keane believes there is more to come from Everton’s defence after their clean sheet helped secure a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.

'Big Player' Walcott Giving Blues 'New Dimension' - EvertonFC.com
Sam Allardyce says Theo Walcott is proving he is a “big player” for Everton after the winger’s match-winning strike against Newcastle United on Monday night.

What and How to Watch

UEFA Europa League: Olympique Marseille vs Salzburg, 3:05 p.m. ET, FS1/ESPN3
Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid, 3:05 p.m. ET, FS1/ESPN3
NBA: Celtics at Bucks, game 6, 8 p.m. ET, TNT

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