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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Everton may be close to a deal for another Besiktas player

In today’s links: Tosun may win an award, Rooney texted Ferdinand and how much Barkley’s agent got in the deal

Czech Republic v Turkey - Group D: UEFA Euro 2016 Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Expectations are rather low for Everton in this weekend’s derby. That’s fair. What have the Blues shown this season that would lead anyone to believe they are close to Liverpool’s level? That said, the Reds have very little to gain from this matchup. Their spot in the top four is quite safe while they do still need to get past Manchester City in the Champions League next week. Perhaps this is the Toffees’ best shot at a win in the near future? That will just make the inevitably loss even more crushing.

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Friday’s Toffee Bites

Evans Shortlisted For Under-23 Prize - EvertonFC.com
Everton Under-23s midfielder Antony Evans has been shortlisted for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for March.

Tosun Nominated For Player Of The Month Award - EvertonFC.com
Cenk Tosun has been nominated for the EA SPORTS Player Of The Month Award for March.

Everton eyebrows raised at fee Ross Barkley's agent received - Liverpool Echo
Barkley joined Chelsea for £15million in January.

Everton v Liverpool: some great Blues derby moments - Prince Rupert's Tower
As Everton approach this weekend's Merseyside derby, a look back at some of the Blues best wins in the history of this fixture.

Everton nearing deal for Besiktas player - AKSAM
t was learned that the negotiations between the manager of Oğuzhan Özyakup and the Everton club progressed positively and that the situation would become clear within 2 weeks.

Everton star reveals he wants summer transfer - Read Everton
Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has hit out at people commenting on his future, confirming his committal to loan club Olympiakos via a now deleted story post on his Instagram account.

Wayne Rooney's text to Rio Ferdinand about Ronaldo's bicycle kick - Mirror Online
Real Madrid's number seven produced a moment of magic as they thumped Juventus 2-0 in Turin.

What and How to Watch

MLS: New England Revolution vs Montreal Impact, 7:30 a.m. ET, MLS Live
La Liga: Deportivo La Coruna vs Malaga, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Bundesliga: Hannover 96 vs Werder Bremen, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne vs Paris St Germain, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Championship: Cardiff City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NHL: Stars at Ducks, 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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