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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Surely, this Yaya Touré to Everton talk is a joke

In today’s news: Moshiri wants Wenger, the Ladies win and Everton need to win back the fans.

Manchester City v Stoke City - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

I’m not sure Everton’s ownership really “get it”. Wayne Rooney returning to Everton made a lot of sense. One last run out at his childhood club. Why not? He’s still good enough to get occasional minutes. And now, it makes perfect sense for him to move to MLS and enjoy the twilight of his footballing career. That was a nice one-year experiment. Moving on.

Now, there is talk of them approaching Yaya Touré. Am I taking crazy pills here?

Touré is a legend. He was integral to Manchester City’s rise as a power of European football. But he’s about to turn 35 years old. His best days are behind him and he’s sure to want a sizable salary to continue to compete. What could that possibly gain for Everton? Please let this be a wild rumour with no legs...just like Touré.

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Sérgio Conceição is the latest name on the block.

Thursday’s Toffee Bites

Yaya Toure for Everton and Everton for Lazio? - Liverpool Echo
Manchester City favourite linked with a summer switch to Toffees.

Everton’s Moshiri wants to secure Wenger as new boss - Birmingham Live
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a target for Everton, and they seem pretty serious.

Everton face battle to improve team and repair relationship with many of their fans - ESPN
This was supposed to be the season when Everton challenged the Big 6 and won a cup. Famous last words, right?

Ladies beat Yeovil Town 3-1 - EvertonFC.com
Mollie Green struck twice to help Everton Ladies return to winning ways as they beat Yeovil Town Ladies 3-1 at Marine.

What and How to Watch

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NHL: Jets at Predators, game 7, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET, MLBN
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