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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Zouma permanent deal, Brands talks summer transfer plans

Recapping all of yesterday’s Everton news

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Kurt Zouma, who is ineligible to play against Chelsea this Sunday, is in the news today as his parent club receives transfer ban, which might worry Everton fans. Meanwhile, Marcel Brands has announced that the club will not be signing a “huge striker” this summer and backs the team’s youth. Should Everton fans be concerned or will players like Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, and Lookman develop to be a force that Evertonians can look forward to watching for years to come?

Two years after Romelu Lukaku’s departure, the club are still searching for his replacement. [RBM]

After Ajax’s stunning performance over Real Madrid, several top European teams have come calling; should Everton stay away? [RBM]

It seemed like Tom Davies was ready to set the world on fire after his sensational first goal for the club and man-of-the-match honors against Manchester City in 2017, but the 20-year-old hasn’t seen that kind of success since. [RBM]

Permanent deal for Zouma now up in the air as parent club Chelsea hit with transfer ban. [Echo]

Marcel Brands had said earlier in the season that bringing in a big-name striker will slow down the progress of the youth. [Echo]

Read all about last night’s Everton in the Community Gala Dinner. [EFC]

Watch Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal against Newcastle from all angles.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson praises Everton loanees Callum Connolly and Joe Williams. [The Bolton News]

Everton loanee Sandro Ramirez’s poor performances for Real Sociedad this season have encouraged the Spanish club to “sign better” going forward. [Sport Witness]

What To Watch

More Champions League second-leg action in store, as Bayern Munich play Liverpool and Barcelona play Lyon, with both games tied 0-0 on aggregate.

Full schedule of games here.

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