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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Everton continue to purge squad of deadweight

Lots more outgoing players expected, but who’ll be coming in?

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Marcel Brands had said that he would be trimming the squad this summer and is living up to his promise.

  • The day started with the news that four players had been asked to train separately from the senior squad. [RBM]
  • Ashley Williams has been sent on loan to Stoke City in the Championship for the season. [RBM]
  • Kevin Mirallas is not far behind, with Fiorentina in Italy apparently interested in him. [RBM]
  • Steven N’Zonzi has been previously linked with the Blues, and that popped up again. [Gazetta della Sport, via SportWitness]
  • Apparently Manchester United have accepted Everton’s big money bid for Marcos Rojo. [Ole, via SportWitness]

New signing Lucas Digne trained with his teammates for the first time yesterday.

  • Digne didn’t claim to have grown up watching Everton, but did say two of his new teammates vouched for the club. [EFC]

What To Watch

More qualifiers today in the Europa League. In women’s football, USA take on Brazil in the 2018 Tournament of Nations.

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