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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Brands backs Silva, Digne shows dominance, transfer rumours, and more

Recapping all of yesterday’s Everton news

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

While Marcel Brands has declared that it will be a big summer of signings for Everton, it will also be interesting to find out the fate of some of our current players, namely Idrissa Gueye, Nikola Vlašić, and Henry Onyekuru. After handing in a transfer request earlier in the season, Gueye has seemed to put that all behind him and has been in excellent form as of late, which certainly hasn’t stopped teams from pursuing the 29-year-old midfielder.

Meanwhile, Nikola Vlašić has been on a tear for CSKA Moscow this season, scoring eight goals and tallying four assists in 24 games in all competitions for the Russian side and with recently reported Beşiktaş interested in the 21-year-old, we will have to wait and see how the situation unfolds.

Elsewhere, the talented Henry Onyekuru’s future with the Blues remains on hold, as his long-awaited work permit still has yet to be resolved, while a number of teams have also shown interest in the 21-year-old. Needless to say, this summer will be an exciting one for the Toffees.

Marcel Brands places full trust in Marco Silva and says he will give the manager the time he needs to right the vessel. [Daily Mail]

I’m convinced that a lot of big teams will be interested in him,” says Idrissa Gueye’s former agent. [Echo]

Theo Walcott could be one of the players facing the axe this summer. [Daily Mail]

The Nikola Vlašić transfer saga is one that may continue long into the summer. [HITC]

Galatasaray may give up pursuit of signing Henry Onyekuru on a permanent deal this summer. [HITC]

Sandro Ramírez’s Real Sociedad teammate Aritz Elustondo praises his work ethic and knows goals will come soon enough. [Sport Witness]

Everton target Thomas Meunier set to be sold by PSG this summer? [Tribal Football]

Watch Phil Jagielka surprise this life-long Evertonian at his workplace.

Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce says Ademola Lookman must work on his consistency before becoming an Everton regular. [HITC]

Based on recent league performances, Lucas Digne is the most in-form player in the Premier League; Gueye listed as 7th.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson admits rightback Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be sold this summer. Should Everton be in the mix? [Metro]

Could Everton swoop up Danny Welbeck on a cheap deal this summer? [Football Insider]

17-year-old Everton Ladies star Elise Hughes has been impressing for club and country. [BBC Sport]

What To Watch

Sevilla play Deportivo Alavés as both teams fight for a top-6 finish. Elsewhere, you can catch Everton loanee Yannick Bolasie in action as his Anderlecht side take on Club Brugge.

Full schedule of games here.

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