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Tuesday’s ToffeeBites: Maddison to replace Rooney, and what of Dowell?

Your daily roundup of Everton news and transfer chatter

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England U21’s #10 to replace a former England #10 at Everton?
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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

One of the key rules to surviving silly season is take every transfer rumour with a pinch of salt until you see Everton releasing a picture of the player signing his contract seated next to this bloke.

That has yet to happen this summer so far, but not for lack of trying on the part of the media. Also, just so you know and stop calling him rude names like ‘Contract N**ce’, that is Everton Club Secretary and Head of Football Operations Dave Harrison, one of the most popular people at the Toffees that no one knows anything about.

He’s been with the club since 2002, and plays a pretty important part in getting contracts signed, including flying to some pretty far-flung places at very short notice. More about him here.

First off is the rumour that Everton are tabbing starlet James Maddison to replace Wayne Rooney at the Blues. [RBM]

Where does that leave our own youth star Kieran Dowell? Is he the replacement for Davy Klaassen?

Meanwhile, Marco Silva seems to be ushering Rooney towards the door and into across the pond. [RBM]

The Blues seem willing to wait for William Carvalho and let the dust settle after the reports that he and some teammates have walked out on Sporting. [RBM]

Having realized he would never displace Seamus Coleman, Belgium’s Thomas Meunier has done an about-turn now. [HITC]

Henry Onyekuru will not go back to Anderlecht, says he has multiple loan offers elsewhere. [RBM]

The working relationship between Marcel Brands and Marco Silva is of critical importance for Everton. [EFC]

Despite his disappointment after not being selected for Sengal’s World Cup squad, Oumar Niasse is backing teammate Idrissa Gana Gueye to succeed. [EFC]

Finally, next up in the ‘1,000 And Counting’ series is this epic comeback for the ages six years ago as Everton traveled to Manchester United. [EFC]

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