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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton transfer rumours aplenty

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

After the long holiday weekend, the transfer rumour mill picked up with a vengeance yesterday, with plenty of players both outgoing and incoming being named.

  • Turkish outlets reported that Besiktas were interested in taking Davy Klaassen on loan, with a view to outright purchase later. [Turkish-Football]
  • Speaking of Turkish clubs, Galatasaray want to sign manager Arsene Wenger and then pick up Oumar Niasse from Everton. [RBM]

And then there were all the defenders and midfielders being linked with coming to Everton.

  • French defender Issa Diop is an exciting young central defender, a position of great need for Everton. [Sport Witness]
  • Another defender being linked is Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson, a name we’ve heard before. [Bristol Post]
  • With Wayne Rooney likely leaving, are Everton looking to grab another central midfielder? Sampdoria’s youngster Lucas Torreira is an interesting prospect. [Calciomercato]
  • Here’s a name that pops up every few days - William Carvalho. [SportWitness]

Away from the transfer market, there was other Everton-related news too -

  • Cenk Tosun, Fraser Hornby and Antonee Robinson were the pick of the Blues on international duty. [RBM]
  • England legend Peter Shilton thinks Jordan Pickford should be the Three Lions’ World Cup goalie. [Sky Sports]
  • Speaking of Pickford, he’s not fazed by England’s poor penalty shootout record at the global showcase. [Telegraph]
  • Marco Silva is expected to be announced as the Blues’ manager this week. [RBM]
  • Marcel Brands starts his new job as Everton’s Director of Football on Friday. [Everton]
  • Henry Onyekuru voices his frustration with how his season ended. [RBM]

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